Smoking Can Leave You Out On a Limb

Excessive smoking may not only lead to heart diseases, but also cause peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or narrowing of arteries in the legs. Patel Singh, a Delhi resident, recently realized this when unbearable pain in one of his limbs turned out to be connected to the severest form of PAD causing multiple blockages.

Singh (58) had blockage in the aorta above the kidneys, at the level of the navel where the aorta divides into two for the thighs, and in the middle of each thigh.


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