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Peripheral Artery Disease – Poor Circulation in the Legs

Peripheral Artery Disease patients have difficulty walking because cholesterol blockages in their leg arteries prevent adequate oxygen supply to leg muscles during that activity. Patients reduce their physical activity levels and slow their walking speed to avoid leg pain.” – Health Encyclopedia
Cramping, pain, or tiredness in the legs when walking or climbing stairs – these may not sound like symptoms of a serious condition. In fact, many people believe that they are normal signs of aging. But they can be signs of peripheral arterial disease, a severe condition that can lead to gangrene and amputation if left untreated.
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