3. Poor Hair Growth
Another common symptom of someone suffering from peripheral artery disease is that their hair stops growing. Unfortunately, slow hair growth and hair loss are common among many people as they start to age, which is one of the reasons that this symptom is often missed among people who are suffering from peripheral artery disease. If you notice that your hair is not growing as much as it used to or that your hair is starting to fall out, it could be a sign of peripheral artery disease. There are other health conditions that can cause this as well. An issue with your thyroid could be the cause. It is best to go to your doctor to discuss your hair loss or lack of hair growth so that you can determine the underlying cause. If it is peripheral artery disease that is causing the problem, treatment should be started right away.