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Peripheral arterial problems

Answered on May 08, 2014
Created May 07, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Just got back from the Dr. He mentioned my ankle pulses are weaker than they should be. He wasn't much help on a remedy. This worries me as I eat well and exercise. How much does sitting during the day contribute to this? Is there anything I can do other than try to stand and move around more? Guidance is appreciated. Thanks.

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on May 08, 2014
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Peripheral artery disease is the condition where there is widespread aggregation of fatty deposits in arteries, which results in reducing blood flow towards heart and brain as well as legs. Smoking cessation and a structured exercise program are often all that is needed to alleviate symptoms.

Some of the lifestyle changes tips may also help you a lot

1. Risk factors like lipid levels, diabetes and blood pressure are to be kept under control by following medical advice regarding lifestyle changes and medications.

2. Healthy diet plan for lower blood cholesterol with other lipid levels helps in controlling blood pressure.

3. Proper exercise can condition the muscles to use oxygen effectively and can speed the development of collateral circulation

4. Other medications that prevent blood clots or the buildup of plaque in the arteries are available as well.

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