Submitted by Dr T on August 3, 2011 – 6:13am
I don’t know whether this is Peripheral artery disease (PAD), but you should see your doctor! I hope you will understand how difficult it is to advice someone with insufficient information and w/o an examination. There are of course other reasons (such as neurological) for your symptoms, but I cannot advice on them w/o a lot more information.
One of the things that came to mind is MS, that may have the following signs & symptoms:
|Cerebrum & Cerebellum||Balance problems, speech problems, coordination, tremors|
|Muscle weakness, spasticity paralysis, vision problems, bladder, bowel problems|
|Sensory nerve tract||Altered sensation, numbness, prickling, burning sensation|
The diagnosis evolves from a careful medical exam with assessment of the symptoms and other findings. Other illnesses need to be ruled out before a diagnosis of MS can be made. However, any evaluation should also include a a cardiac cause; PAD is caused by the same process as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).
You may also want to calculate your risk for heart disease:
Hope this helps,