My mom is 70 and she has PAD (peripheral arterial disease). I don't know if I can adequately explain it, but it is a condition where blood flow is reduced in the legs, causing pain when a person walks for more than a few minutes. We found this out 7 yrs ago when she was having pain in her leg. She was stubborn and refused to go to the dr, tried to say it was just bc she was getting old, but then one day she starting showing stroke symptoms (confusion, trouble with motor skills,etc.) and then she collapsed. When she got to the hospital they said she had several blood clots in her leg and had to have emergency surgery.
Fast forward 7 years to now, and she has been having pain in her leg again. She has gotten a new dr and is getting an agiogram on her leg Wed and may have to have bypass surgery or stents put in her leg. Just wondering if anyone knows about this disease, either bc you are a medical professional, or you know someone who has it. What can you tell me about it? Even though she had surgery before and did fine, I am still worried and I am wondering if she has surgery, will she have to have it again in a few more years? How long will it help her if she has surgery? Any medical advice or info would be appreciated. Thanks!