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Claudication is sometimes considered a disease, but it not a disease. It is a symptom of certain diseases, mainly peripheral artery disease. Claudication is a serious blood circulation problem in which the vessels that supply blood flow to the legs or arms of a person are narrowed. Read about treatment, diagnosis, and symptoms of claudication pain.
Human Heart: Anatomy, Function, Chambers, Location, Facts
The heart is a muscular organ that works as your body’s circulatory pump. It takes in deoxygenated blood through the veins and delivers it to the lungs for oxygenation and then pumps this oxygenated blood into the arteries. In coronary heart disease, the heart does not function properly. Learn more about your heart.
Peripheral Vascular Disease and Erectile Dysfunction
Both erectile dysfunction (ED) and peripheral vascular disease (ED) are two different conditions. Erectile dysfunction is found in men making them unable to get and maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) on the other hand is a circulatory problem in which the arteries become narrow and therefore reduce the flow of blood to lower limbs.
Peripheral vascular or arterial disease reduces body’s healing response and contributes to chronically open wounds, bone infections, and osteomyelitis, which may be life-threatening. Symptoms and signs of bone infection often appear gradually in adults.
Peripheral Arterial Disease: An Overview
Peripheral arterial disease or PAD is also known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD). It is a circulatory problem in which the peripheral arteries become narrow and are unable to supply oxygenated blood to the limbs, particularly the legs. The condition results in extreme pain and weakening of the organ where the blood supply is reduced. In severe cases, the peripheral arterial disease may result in heart attack and strokes. PAD is the most common circulatory condition in African-Americans. Men are affected by this condition more than women.
The main artery in leg is femoral artery which helps in the circulation of blood from thigh to toe tissues of the leg. Other known arteries in leg are popliteal artery, anterior tibial artery, posterior tibial artery, fibular (peroneal) artery, etc. Blockage of artery in leg leads to pain or cramps or weakness. It can be treated through medicines or surgery depending upon the severity.