Peripheral Artery Disease (or PAD) is a circulatory disease that can reduce blood flow to the limbs. It’s crucial the correct measures are taken against PAD. Case numbers are rising with no sign of it slowing. Current projections suggest that by 2050, 19 million Americans will contract PAD. People over the age of 65 are most likely to suffer from PAD, which is why it’s so urgent to catch it early.
Part of the reason PAD cases are on the rise is due to the fact that there is a general lack of knowledge and awareness about the disease. In addition, the absence of prevention practices, early detection and treatments are shockingly low for such a life-altering condition.
There was a 2006 survey where 2,500 adults over the age of 50 were asked if they knew about PAD. Of the sample size, 25% knew PAD was linked to a higher chance of having a stroke and only 14% knew PAD could lead to amputations.
PAD is one of the leading causes of amputations in the United States. Although PAD is largely preventable, 70% of patients who undergo PAD-related amputations die within three years of the surgery.
It is possible to combat PAD. Using a TM Flow machine, you can detect and diagnose diseases like PAD before it has the chance to become more severe. TM Flow tests are short (between 7 and 10 minutes), non-invasive and user-friendly. These machines can help with early diagnosis and can help us combat PAD.