Peripheral Arterial Disease

Platexia was developed to target this serious, even fatal disease by preventing or dissolving blood clots, as well as lowering high blood pressure in our most important arteries. This innovative formula offers hope to the millions of us who are potential victims.

  • 8 to 12 million people in the U.S. are living with a condition that indicates a fivefold risk of death from heart attack or stroke.
  • Most of those affected have never heard of their condition, nor do they understand that diagnosing and treating it could save their lives.

What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

PAD is caused by blockages to the arteries that supply the legs with blood. It is caused by the same risk factors that cause blockages in other arteries of the body, such as heart and brain. These risk factors are smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol. The most common cause of PAD is Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.

If you notice pain in your legs after you walk a block or more ask your doctor about PAD. This leg pain is called claudication.

What is claudication?

Claudication is the pain in the calf or thigh muscle that occurs after you walk a certain distance such as a block or two. The pain stops after we rest. Each time the pain happens it takes about the same time for the pain to go away after you stop walking.

Why do my legs hurt?

When we have PAD our arteries feeding the legs don't let enough blood provide the oxygen to allow walking. The muscles instantly fatigue with the "burn" of lactic acid build-up and this causes the pain. There is barely enough blood flow to feed the muscle only when we are at rest.

What is the increased risk of heart attack or stroke if I have PAD?

6 to 7 times greater risk of heart attack or stroke is documented if we have PAD.

How can I tell if I have PAD?

The vast majority of us that have PAD will not have symptoms at all! This is dangerous.

What should I do?

  • Having regular physical exams by your doctor which includes blood pressure, stethoscope, and history evaluation
  • Stop smoking
  • Normalize cholesterol
  • Control blood pressure
  • Manage diabetes if present
  • Adopt a simple safe exercise and nutritional program your doctor approves of

How is PAD treated?

PAD is treated using various medications and exercise regimens to address blood pressure, heart condition, cholesterol, leg pain if present until symptoms improve.

Why Platexia?

For the first time science can offer a safe, affordable tool that addresses blood pressure concerns as well as the unhealthy accumulation of fibrin in these diseased arteries that causes blood clots and blockage of flow.