Peripheral vascular disease is defined as any disease or disorder of the circulatory system outside of the brain and heart. It is a leading cause of disability in people over the age of 60, but there are effective ways to treat and manage the condition — especially if the diagnosis is made early. So 1889 Foundation is funding free screenings for people who are at risk of peripheral vascular disease.
- Are you 50 years of age or older?
- Are you a diabetic?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Do you smoke or use tobacco products?
- Do you have thick toenails?
- Have you lost hair on your legs?
- Do you have wounds on your feet that last more than three weeks?
- Do you have leg pain while walking that subsides when at rest?
If you answered yes to two or more of the above questions, you may be eligible for a free screening. Call 814.534.9271 for screening dates and locations.