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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Buerger's Disease

...the condition
“...Affected individuals may also experience cramping in the legs when they walk that, in rare cases, may cause limping (claudication).  In addition, affected individuals may have sores (ulcers) on the extremities, numbness and tingling and a lack of normal blood flow to the fingers and/or toes when exposed to cold...”

Ginkgo Biloba 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.  Ginkgo is also being investigated for its use immediately after stroke, in asthma, in sexual dysfunction, and in depressive disorders...”
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Inositol Hexaniacinate a treatment
“...Inositol hexaniacinate is safely substituted for niacin in conditions such as hypercholesterolemia and intermittent claudication.  Effective inositol hexanicotinate doses are similar to those of niacin, about 600 to 3,000mg daily...”

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.  It is not a normal part of getting older...”
...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.  In a double-blind trial, 8gm of arginine, injected twice daily for three weeks, improved pain-free walking distance by 230% and absolute walking distance by 155%, compared to no...”
...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.  Walking distance was 75% greater after three weeks of L-carnitine supplementation (2 grams taken twice per day), than after supplementation with a placebo, a statistically significant...”
...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.  In a double-blind trial, the increase in walking distance was significantly greater in people receiving garlic powder extract (400mg twice per day for 12 weeks) than in those given a...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“...A preliminary trial found that magnesium supplementation may increase walking distance in people with intermittent claudication.  Many doctors suggest that people with atherosclerosis, including those with intermittent claudication, take approximately 250 to 400mg of magnesium per day.”
...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.  A double-blind trial explored the effect of 2gm bid for 3 months...”
...recommendation Ginkgo Biloba
“In a double-blind German study, ginkgo biloba was significantly superior to a placebo in improving symptoms of intermittent claudication.  After six months of treatment, pain-free walking distance in the ginkgo group improved by almost 50% compared to baseline measurements.”
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Padma 28 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
“...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).  Symptoms of PVD depend upon the location and extent of the blocked arteries and include...”

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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