A 44-year-old member asked:
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intermittent claudication as a new symptom means your artery disease is worsening everywhere?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
It can.: Individuals with claudication frequently have disease in other vascular territories(carotid , coronary artery disease) . Treatment of risk factors and prompt diagnosis is essential. See your doctor
Answered on Jul 3, 2012
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes, see your doctor: Atherosclerosis, an inflammatory process that results in blockages and hardening of the arteries, is a systemicdisease, meaning it occurs throughout the vascular system. There are key areas that blockages may form more readily, depending on risk factors like diabetes or smoking. So if your blockages are worsening in one area, as in intermittent claudication, see your doctor to begin treatment!
Answered on Jul 3, 2012

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Dr. Richard Sanders
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