- by Dr SUNIL DWIVEDI
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- Aug 10 2017
CAUSES OF PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE
Atherosclerosis is the main cause of peripheral artery disease. Fatty deposits (plaques) build up in your artery walls and reduce blood flow in atherosclerosis.
This disease can and usually does affect arteries throughout your body although the heart is usually the focus of discussion of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis in the arteries supplying blood to your limbs causes peripheral artery disease. The cause of peripheral artery disease, less commonly, may be blood vessel inflammation, injury to your limbs, unusual anatomy of your ligaments or muscles, or radiation exposure.
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