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How do physicians treat intermittent claudication of both legs?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Exercise

The best treatment for intermittent claudication is a supervised daily exercise program.
This typically involves 30 minutes of daily walking. It has been proven that this alone will increase people's distance walked / endurance. In addition best medical management involves a daily Aspirin and a statin to lower the LDL cholesterol to levels < 100. No surgery unless symptoms are disabling.

In brief: Exercise

The best treatment for intermittent claudication is a supervised daily exercise program.
This typically involves 30 minutes of daily walking. It has been proven that this alone will increase people's distance walked / endurance. In addition best medical management involves a daily Aspirin and a statin to lower the LDL cholesterol to levels < 100. No surgery unless symptoms are disabling.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology

In brief: Son't forget smoking

In addition to the things that dr. Aalami mentioned, if you smoke, you must quit.

In brief: Son't forget smoking

In addition to the things that dr. Aalami mentioned, if you smoke, you must quit.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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