September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month!

Kern Radiology is proud to offer free Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) screenings
for the month of September at 2301 Bahamas Dr

Are you at RISK for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

One of the deadliest diseases you never heard of is PAD. PAD affects 18 million Americans over the age of 50. Untreated PAD can lead to painful symptoms or loss of leg additionally patients with PAD have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart attack.

You should be screened for PAD if you answer yes to one or more of these questions:

  • Are you 50 years of age or older?
  • Do you have leg pain, cramping, or weakness that limits your ability to walk?
  • Does pain in your leg and foot wake you up at night and improve with standing?
  • Does one leg feel colder than the other or have abnormal color?
  • Do you ever have leg or foot sores or wounds that heal slowly?
  • Do you have thick toe nails that are not growing?

Risk Factors for PAD include:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetic
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Kidney Failure