At what age should I worry about peripheral vascular disease (PVD)?

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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) starts in your 20s, says Gabriel Bietz, MD, with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. In this video, he talks about not experiencing symptoms until 40s, 50s or 60s.
Justin P. Levisay, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The incidence of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) begins to rise at approximately age 45 but becomes much more common in people 65 and older. If you don't have any risk factors for the development of PVD, it's very unlikely you need to worry about it all. Still, regular checkups with a primary care physician are always recommended and should be a part of any general wellness plan.


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