Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a common blood circulatory problem in which narrowed or obstructed arteries do not allow sufficient blood flow to your limbs especially while in movement. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking (intermittent claudication).
Peripheral artery disease is also likely to be a sign of a more widespread accumulation of fatty deposits in your arteries (atherosclerosis). This condition may be reducing blood flow to other parts of the body especially the heart, kidneys and brain, as well as the legs.
Peripheral artery disease can often be successfully treated by quitting tobacco, by exercising and eating a healthy diet.