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CLAUDICATION

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Intermittent Claudication, Arteriosclerosis obliterans, Vaso-occlusive disease of the legs, Blockage of leg arteries, Peripheral vascular disease, (PVD), Recurrent leg pain and with cramps, Tired legs, Arterial insufficiency of the limbs, Calf pain with physical exercise.
 

Introduction

Claudication is a condition where the person experiences pain due to inadequate blood flow especially during physical exercises. The condition is commonly seen affecting the blood vessels in the legs, but cases showing claudication in arms are also reported. The condition may worsen and affect a person even during the resting period. Claudication is a symptom of peripheral arterial disease rather than a disease itself.

Peripheral artery disease causes narrowing and later on hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) that supply legs and feet with blood.

Epidemiology:
Claudication is said to affect roughly 10% of the western population that are older than 65 years. The figure is 5% in the case of intermittent Claudication. Though men were thought to be at high risk, recent researches show no gender specificity.
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