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What Is Intermittent Claudication?
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Intermittent claudication is one of the most
common symptoms of peripheral artery
disease (PAD). If you aren’t sure what the term
means, you may not know whether or not you
are experiencing this classic PAD symptom.
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Intermittent claudication is a condition that
presents as cramping pain in your calves while
exercising. You can also experience this pain in
your thighs or buttocks, although this is less
Most people feel the pain while walking or
running, although it can occur in other
situations where strain is put on the legs. A key
feature of intermittent claudication is that the
pain disappears when you stop being
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Claudication in the
If you are experiencing intermittent
claudication, atherosclerosis is the likely
culprit. Atherosclerosis is the narrowing of
arteries due to plaque buildup, and it’s the
main cause of peripheral artery disease.
The reason you feel pain while walking or
running with intermittent claudication is that
the arteries that supply blood to your legs are
narrowed, restricting blood flow. During
exercise, your muscles aren’t getting enough
oxygen-rich blood, resulting in that cramping