A 47-year-old member asked:
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i've just been told i have intermittent claudication, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Time to change. Need to exercise, eat right, quit smoking. Control hypertension and cholesterol. Develope treatment plan with your doctor.
Answered on Mar 10, 2012
Dr. Linda Harris
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes and no: This means that you have blockage in your arteries, which is not necessarily severe enough to require surgery. It is also a marker of hardening of the arteries throughout your body. You should quit smoking, control your cholesterol and blood pressure, and sugar (if you are diabetic). You should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon to see whether anything else needs to be done.
Answered on Jul 13, 2013
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