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what does intermittent claudication mean?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
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.Lthis causes pain. It may not occur every time as it depends on workload, duration, and collaterals.
Answered on Jun 17, 2012
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Leg muscle pain: Claudication, derived from a latin word that means "to limp, " is characterized by pain in the leg muscles. It is caused by blockages in leg arteries depriving the blood supply needed for activities like walking. Resting, or stopping, relieves the pain because less oxygen is needed at rest. "intermittent" refers to the timing of pain: "it hurts upon walking but gone upon stopping, like clockwork.".
Answered on Aug 23, 2012

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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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