Claudication

Definition of Claudication:

Often Intermittent claudication: Condition caused by interruptions of blood supply to the muscles, characterized by limping and pain chiefly in the calf muscles: symptom characterized by pain during walking.

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...the condition
“...Affected individuals may also experience cramping in the legs when they walk that, in rare cases, may cause limping (claudication)...”

Ginkgo Biloba

...as a treatment
“...used successfully against Raynaud's disease, varicose conditions, dementia syndromes, vertigo and tinnitus of vascular origin, peripheral arterial occlusion, platelet aggregation and intermittent claudication...”
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Inositol Hexaniacinate

...as a treatment
“...Inositol hexaniacinate is safely substituted for niacin in conditions such as hypercholesterolemia and intermittent claudication...”

Intermittent Claudication

...the condition
“Intermittent Claudication, is a predictable pattern of lower leg pain caused by inadequate blood flow to exercising muscle...”
...our question about Leg cramps caused by walking
“Atherosclerosis decreases the supply of blood and oxygen to the legs, causing people with intermittent claudication to experience leg pain after walking a certain distance...”
...relationship to Peripheral Vascular Disease
“...This "angina of the legs" is called intermittent claudication...”
...recommendation Padma 28
“In a double-blind trial, people with intermittent claudication received 760mg twice daily of the Tibetan herbal formula Padma 28 or a placebo for 16 weeks...”
...recommendation Angioplasty
“If artery-clearing procedures are recommended for your leg pain, it's wise to seek a second opinion: up to 90% of people with intermittent claudication will find that their symptoms stabilize or improve with nothing more than the passage of time and simple lifestyle changes...”
...recommendation L-Arginine
“Intravenous injections of the amino acid arginine have been shown to be remarkably effective at improving intermittent claudication...”
...recommendation against Beta-Carotene
“One study showed a slightly increased risk of vascular surgery among people with intermittent claudication who took beta-carotene supplements...”
...recommendation Acetyl-L-Carnitine
“In double-blind trials, supplementation with either L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine (a form of L-carnitine) has increased walking distance in people with intermittent claudication...”
...recommendation Chelation Therapy
“The benefit of chelation therapy in cases of intermittent claudication is controversial...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“Important dietary changes for preventing atherosclerosis (and, consequently, intermittent claudication) include avoiding meat and dairy fat, increasing fiber, and possibly avoiding foods containing trans fatty acids...”
...recommendation Evening Primrose Oil
“In a preliminary trial, supplementing with evening primrose oil (approximately 1,600mg per day) led to a 10% increase in exercise tolerance in people with intermittent claudication...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“A systematic review of randomized trials suggests that exercise rehabilitation therapy improves symptoms of intermittent claudication...”
...recommendation Garlic
“A standardized extract of garlic has been tested as a treatment for intermittent claudication...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“...A preliminary trial found that magnesium supplementation may increase walking distance in people with intermittent claudication...”
...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“Smoking is the chief cause of intermittent claudication...”
...recommendation Inositol Hexaniacinate
“Inositol hexaniacinate, a special form of vitamin B3, has been used successfully to treat intermittent claudication...”
...recommendation Ginkgo Biloba
“In a double-blind German study, ginkgo biloba was significantly superior to a placebo in improving symptoms of intermittent claudication [Peters, 1998]...”
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Padma 28

...as a treatment
“...Padma 28 has shown promising results in the treatment of atherosclerosis, intermittent claudication, chronic active hepatitis, and infection of the respiratory tract...”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Approximately half of people with PVD do not experience any symptoms, but for those with symptoms the most common is leg pain when walking (intermittent claudication)...”

Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...In winter, indoor exercise may be a better bet, since claudication pain can be triggered or worsened by cold...”
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