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How PAD is treated

PAD is normally treated through a combination of lifestyle changes and medications.

The two main changes are exercising more regularly and quitting smoking.

Furthermore, it is also recommended by health bodies that the underlying causes of PAD should also be treated.

The NHS say: “With treatment, most people’s symptoms remain stable and some people may experience an improvement in their pain. If treatment is unsuccessful, there’s a risk of potentially serious complications.”