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Re: PAD - Peripheral artery disease

@qvcaddition,

From what I’ve seen in the last 9 years since my husbands diagnosis, just because the condition has been named and documented, doesn’t mean your narrowed blood vessels have reached a level where your feet and legs are compromised, and treatment is necessary.  

 

The medication (Cilostizol) my husband takes daily is a vasodilator and while it won’t fix his condition, may slow down the narrowing of his blood vessels.   

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Re: PAD - Peripheral artery disease

@RedTop 


@RedTop wrote:

@qvcaddition,

From what I’ve seen in the last 9 years since my husbands diagnosis, just because the condition has been named and documented, doesn’t mean your narrowed blood vessels have reached a level where your feet and legs are compromised, and treatment is necessary.  

 

The medication (Cilostizol) my husband takes daily is a vasodilator and while it won’t fix his condition, may slow down the narrowing of his blood vessels.   


 

Thank you.

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Re: PAD - Peripheral artery disease

@Mindy D 


@Mindy D wrote:

@qvcaddition wrote:

I have it, but my Dr. Said to take a statin which I can,t.  I have always exercised and still do, lots of wallking, biking,yoga,, weghts.  Cholesterol not good, but HDL high and Triglycerides low, yet I have Pad in my left leg.

I,m confused because I do everything right, go figure.  Dr. Doing  nothing. 

How are you being treated, so I can suggest to my Dr.  He tested circulation in my leg and said it was good.  I have tried statins and they don,t agree with my system..

It was discovered through lifeline Screening test.  I brought it to my Dr. He tested my circulation in my foot of the leg and said it was good.  He said if he sent me to a Cardiologist I would be told to take a statin.

It worries me, but I feel fine and am able to move around quickly with no problems.  My BP is 110/70.  Last  time 102/70.


I’d go see the cardiologist. It wouldn’t hurt to get another opinion, especially from a specialist.

 

You can also

 

add fresh ginger to your diet

 

and eat oats (oatmeal, Cheerios), barley and other whole grains,

 

beans such as navy, lentils, kidney beans, garbanzos, black eyed peas,

 

nuts, such as almonds, walnuts (2 ounces per day),

 

apples, grapes, strawberries citrus fruits fruit high in pectin lowers LDL),  every day.

 

These foods help lower LDL.

.

 


Thank you.  I do

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Re: PAD - Peripheral artery disease

 I had the test on Friday and it was the one with the blood pressure cuff‘s on my legs feet and toes even. I was hoping to have found out by now. The technician said the test would be turned over to a vascular doctor on Friday,which would in turn give information to my doctor. I have a website that whenever a test  is done and read, it pops up and I can go and read results but nothing yet. Probably tomorrow. 

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Re: PAD - Peripheral artery disease

Prayers for all....

 

Hoping for good outcomes for everyone who suffers with PAD, and thanks for posting this informationSmiley Happy.

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Re: PAD - Peripheral artery disease


@KACEE1115 wrote:

 I had the test on Friday and it was the one with the blood pressure cuff‘s on my legs feet and toes even. I was hoping to have found out by now. The technician said the test would be turned over to a vascular doctor on Friday,which would in turn give information to my doctor. I have a website that whenever a test  is done and read, it pops up and I can go and read results but nothing yet. Probably tomorrow. 

 

 

 

@KACEE1115 

 

Have you been informed of the results of your testing yet?  Wondering how this turned out for you, and I am sure others that responded to your original post are also.

 

 

 

hckynut


 

hckynut(john)