Temporary loss of speech is
one of the signs of Peripheral Vascular Disease
(PVD). It happen due to a build up of fatty substances
inside artery walls. PVD also affects arteries
of the legs, kidney and those in the neck leading
to the brain.
PVD in the lower extremities is characterised
by coldness of the legs and feet, paleness of
the leg when raised, discolouration of the toes.
Loss or decreased growth of hair in the legs.
Numbness, a tingling sensation and/ or pain. Fatigue
and cramps on long walks, that are relieved by
Signs of the disease in the carotid arteries include:sudden,
temporary weakness or numbness of the face or
arms/legs on one side of the body .Dizziness or
sudden falls. Hypertension and malfunctioning
kidney if renal arteries are affected. When you
suffer from the above symptoms, seek your physician's
Diagnosis and treatment ::
The nature and timing of discomfort provides a
vital clue. Exercising helps improve blood flow
to your legs. Foot care is important.