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La enfermedad arterial periférica es causada por aterosclerosis, la cual es una condición progresiva. Los mismos cambios en el estilo de vida usados para controlar PAD también son efectivos para prevenirla. Las siguientes prácticas podrían ayudar a prevenir la enfermedad arterial periférica:

Deje de fumar

Consuma una dieta más saludable

Controle condiciones que lo pongan en riesgo de PAD , como:

Haga ejercicio regularmente - Asegúrese de consultar a su médico antes de comenzar cualquier tipo de ejercicio.


Braunwald E, Fauci AS, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine . 16th ed. McGraw-Hill Professional; 2004.

Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology website. Disponible en: .

Textbook of Clinical Neurology. 2nd ed. W.B. Saunders; 2003.

Last reviewed septiembre 2012 by Michael J. Fucci, DO

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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