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Health Tip: Dealing With Peripheral Artery Disease

Get enough exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Peripheral artery disease (PAD) raises the risk of a stroke or heart attack. But PAD can be managed by making certain lifestyle changes, notably getting enough physical activity.

The American Heart Association offers these suggestions:

  • Get regular exercise, at least three times a week. Activities should exercise the legs.
  • Stick to a healthy diet that's low in unhealthy fats and cholesterol.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Take medications prescribed by your doctor. They may include medications to thin the blood, control high blood pressure, and lower "bad" cholesterol.
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