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What are some exercises that I can do to treat peripheral vascular disease?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Walk

Supervised exercise programs have been shown to increase the distance people with peripheral vascular disease can walk.
This doesn't necessarily heal the diseased arteries, but your body develops what we call a "collateral circulation" to help improve blood flow.

In brief: Walk

Supervised exercise programs have been shown to increase the distance people with peripheral vascular disease can walk.
This doesn't necessarily heal the diseased arteries, but your body develops what we call a "collateral circulation" to help improve blood flow.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Linda Harris
Walking is the best exercise to improve the symptoms of peripheral vascular disease. Supervised walking has been shown to work better than unsupervised exercise. Exercising will not cure your PAD, but likely will improve symptoms.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Cardio

If you can exercise at least three times a week where you are sweating and increase your heart rate, that should help decrease your risk.

In brief: Cardio

If you can exercise at least three times a week where you are sweating and increase your heart rate, that should help decrease your risk.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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