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My mother has leg claudication. What should I tell her?

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Dr. Linda Harris
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Vascular evaluation

Claudication is a sign of decreased blood flow to a leg.
It does not put her at immediate risk of losing her leg, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. If it is mild/moderate, it can be treated with medications, exercise, and not smoking. If it is more severe, she may be a candidate for endovascular (minimally invasive) or open surgical intervention.

In brief: Vascular evaluation

Claudication is a sign of decreased blood flow to a leg.
It does not put her at immediate risk of losing her leg, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. If it is mild/moderate, it can be treated with medications, exercise, and not smoking. If it is more severe, she may be a candidate for endovascular (minimally invasive) or open surgical intervention.
Dr. Linda Harris
Dr. Linda Harris
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Consult a doctor

Claudication is a symptom of poor circulation in the leg and is commonly associated with generalized atherosclerosis and increases risk of gangrene, heart attack and stroke.

In brief: Consult a doctor

Claudication is a symptom of poor circulation in the leg and is commonly associated with generalized atherosclerosis and increases risk of gangrene, heart attack and stroke.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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