Peripheral vascular disease; PVD; Peripheral arterial disease; Arteriosclerosis of the extremities; Arteriosclerosis obliterans
Arteriosclerosis of the extremities is a disease of the blood vessels characterized by narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet. This causes a decrease in blood flow that can injure nerves and other tissues.
by Amalia K. Gagarina, M.S., R.D.
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