Risk Factors of Peripheral Artery Disease
This disease occurs mostly in the elderly. Smokers and former smokers may also be predisposed to PAD. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can also lead to peripheral arterial disease. PAD is also prevalent in individuals who have high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol and increased homocysteine levels. Individuals who are sedentary or obese are also more likely to get PAD.