Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)

Frequently Asked Questions

7. How can P.A.D. be prevented?

Treatment and prevention for P.A.D. often includes making long-lasting lifestyle changes, such as

  • quitting smoking
  • lowering blood pressure
  • lowering high blood cholesterol levels
  • lowering high blood glucose levels if you have diabetes
  • getting regular physical activity
  • following a healthy eating plan that's low in total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium (salt).

Two examples of healthy eating plans are Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH).