Intermittent Claudication

Intermittent claudication occurs when plaque (a fatty deposit) builds up on your artery walls restricting the flow of blood and oxygen to your limbs. The most common area affected is your legs. As your veins narrow you may experience muscle pain brought on by any physical activity such as walking. Often the discomfort eases when you stop and rest.

Intermittent claudication is a symptom of peripheral arterial diseaseLeft untreated peripheral arterial disease could cause permanent damage to your limbs.

Since claudication can be caused by several conditions it is important to get an accurate diagnosis.  Our experienced consultants can diagnose and treat intermittent claudication in a hospital near you.

For more information or help in finding a consultant call us on 08456 034346 or fill out the form on your right and we will call you back.

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