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what does intermittent claudication mean?

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Dr. Nicolas Mouawad
15 years experience Vascular Surgery
PVD: Intermittent claudication is a term used in peripheral vascular disease to describe reproducible lower extremity muscular pain induced by exercise, usually after a specific distance of walking, and relieved by rest. Studies have shown that most people with this do not tell their doctors as they assume it is a normal consequence of aging. It is not, however.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Agree. May want to be referred to a surgeon who specializes in vascular surgery for an expert opinion if this is happening to you
Oct 10, 2013

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Doesnt happen every: Intermittent means it doesnt occur every time but from time to time. Claudication is caused by an imbalance of suply and demand to the extremities.Lth ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
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Yes: Time to change. Need to exercise, eat right, quit smoking. Control hypertension and cholesterol. Develope treatment plan with your doctor.
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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Claudication: Claudication means pain on walking which goes away when you rest and reappear on walking again.
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