Disease is a disease of the blood vessels
characterized by narrowing and hardening of the
arteries that supply the legs and feet. This causes
a decrease in blood flow that can injure nerves and
Arteriosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries",
commonly shows its effects first in the legs and feet. The narrowing of the
arteries may progress to total closure (occlusion) of the vessel. The vessel
walls become less elastic and cannot dilate to allow greater blood flow when
needed (such as during exercise). Calcium deposits in the walls of the arteries
contribute to the narrowing and stiffness. The effects of these deposits may be
seen on ordinary X-rays.
Symptoms may include:
Pain or numbness in legs
Hair loss on legs
Colour change of legs
Exercise - yoga, tai chi, massage.
Diet - low salt, do not combine starch and protein is same meal.
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