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I've just been told I have intermittent claudication, should I be concerned?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Time to change. Need to exercise, eat right, quit smoking.
Control hypertension and cholesterol. Develope treatment plan with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Time to change. Need to exercise, eat right, quit smoking.
Control hypertension and cholesterol. Develope treatment plan with your doctor.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
Thank
Dr. Linda Harris
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Linda Harris
Dr. Linda Harris
Thank
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