Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) also known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition where there is diminished blood flow to your legs and feet caused by narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). It has been estimated that 12 million people in the U.S. have PAD and more than half of those people are asymptomatic. This condition is seen more often in diabetic patients and those who smoke. Common symptoms may include cold feet, calf pain when walking short distances, and/or slow to heal wounds on your feet. Diagnosis usually involves testing your circulation with a doppler ultrasound and/or an angiogram. Treatments include certain medications, an exercise program, and sometimes surgical procedures. Our office can perform vascular testing that is non-invasive and coordinate a consultation with a specialty-trained peripheral vascular physician.