Peripheral Vascular Disease Also called: PVD

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

If you've been diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease, there are several key questions that you should ask your cardiologist during your next visit. These questions will ensure that you and your doctor have discussed your major risk factors so that you can become or stay as healthy as possible.
  • Am I at risk of developing PAD?
  • How can I reduce my risk for PAD?
  • Should I see a podiatrist?
  • What are my risk factors for PAD?
  • Can any natural or prescription medicines help reduce my risks?
  • How do I care for my feet and legs?
  • What lifestyle changes do I need to focus on?
  • Can I exercise if I have PAD?
  • What other diseases and conditions are associated with circulation that I may be at risk for, and how do I know if I have them?

  • When should I seek emergency care for PAD?
  • How can I be tested for PAD?
  • How can PAD be treated if I am diagnosed with it?
  • What is my prognosis?
  • What options are available to help me stop smoking?
  • Can you help me come up with a plan to lose weight?
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