intermittent claudication


Intermittent claudication is poor circulation in leg arteries due to buildup of plaque. It is marked by pain, cramping or fatigue in the legs and buttocks during activity that diminishes or goes away when standing still. It is a common, early symptom of peripheral artery disease. Intermittent claudication may occur in both legs, and the symptoms often get worse over time. Smokers are especially at risk.

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