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Information on Intermittent Claudication
The term claudication is derived from the Latin word claudicare, to limp. Claudication is the feeling of muscle fatigue after a period of minimal exercise of an extremity. The feeling may progress to a cramp-like pain, usually in the calf muscles. It is always relieved by resting the extremity. It can be reproduced by undergoing a similar exercise pattern. It may occur in the arms, but is more common in the legs, calf > thigh.
Causes of claudication include: Lower extremity claudication - blockage of superficial femoral artery, secondary to arteriosclerosis in 95% of cases; Other causes of arterial blocks - embolus, popliteal entrapment, adventitius cystic disease of popliteal artery, thromboangiitis obliterans; Thigh and hip claudication - blockage of aortic and iliac vessels; Upper extremity claudication - similar blocks of subclavian, axillary, and brachial artery. Patients with lumbar canal stenosis often present with similar complaints. This is referred to as pseudoclaudication.
Risk factors for claudication include: Smoking; Diabetes; Hypertension; Hyperlipidemia; Obesity; and Preexisting heart disease
Intermittent claudication is usually diagnosed by the symptoms.
Lab tests can be used to identifty causes and risk factors, which include: arteriosclerosis, Diabetes; Hypertension; and Hyperlipidemia
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Most natural health web sites put a list of herbs, vitamins and nutritional supplements along with citations from scientific studies.
Have you found this to be confusing, since there are so many to choose from?
A far simpler way is to choose a supplement from the appropriate body system, such as liver support, detoxification, etc.
A well formulated supplement works a lot better than separate vitamins and usually costs a lot less.
Please call me at (239) 659-2684 if you would like some assistance in choosing an appropriate product.
I can't diagnose or treat diseases by phone, but I can assist you in making better choices. I also can send some relevant articles to read. The first ten minutes are free (as long as you purchase from my web site).
The next step, after you have been diagnosed with a disease, is to find out what is the specific cause, and then choose supplements that address it. Phone consults are my specialty. Please call my at (239) 659-2684 to schedule a consultation.
I recommend that you make an informed choice, and the goal of this web site is to provide you with the information to make a wise choice when it comes to your health and wellness.
As you can see, I don't sell any vitamins on this web site. There are thousands of vitamin stores that will sell you whatever vitamin you want, and many of them offer discounts.
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Good luck in your journey towards health and wellness!!
Unfortunately, that would be a clear violation of FDA regulations. Also, one of the most important aspect of naturopathy is: "Treat the person, not the disease". This is a profound statement, and many people have spent thousands of dollars on vitamins listed in books or web sites for a specific disease. This is what I call "vending machine medicine". It rarely works! The solution is to find a naturopathic physician, such as myself, to assist you.