Leg pain when climbing stairs… an indicator of this disease! – Saudi news

The German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine has said that recurring leg pain when walking or climbing stairs portends what is known as peripheral artery disease. The association explained that it is a form of atherosclerosis, which appears when low-density cholesterol moves from the blood to deposit on the walls of the arteries, and the arteries become damaged, resulting in an increase in blood pressure, noting that smokers, obese people and people with diabetes are more likely to suffer from it. Symptoms also include numbness, weakness in the legs, cold and pale legs, and difficulty in wound healing. A doctor should be consulted as soon as symptoms are noticed for treatment with blood thinning medications and a healthy lifestyle based on healthy eating and exercise while giving up smoking.

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