Peripheral artery disease is caused by ]]>atherosclerosis,]]> which is a progressive condition. The same lifestyle changes used to manage PAD are also effective tools to prevent it. The following practices may help prevent peripheral artery disease:

Quitting smoking

Eating a more healthful diet

Controlling conditions that put you at risk for PAD , such as:

Exercising regularly —Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any type of exercise.