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I'm afraid I am getting claudication like my ancestors. How can I nip it in the bud?

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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: DONT SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!

The most important risk factor for claudication is smoking.
Control you cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes (if you have diabetes). Exercise by walking at least 20-30 minutes at least four times weekly. If you can take one Aspirin daily. But most importantly....Stop smoking now!

In brief: DONT SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!

The most important risk factor for claudication is smoking.
Control you cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes (if you have diabetes). Exercise by walking at least 20-30 minutes at least four times weekly. If you can take one Aspirin daily. But most importantly....Stop smoking now!
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Risk factor treatmen

Stop smoking, treat hypertension and high cholesterol.
Exercise and diet.

In brief: Risk factor treatmen

Stop smoking, treat hypertension and high cholesterol.
Exercise and diet.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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