Exercise best remedy for intermittent claudication
Intermittent claudication is a hallmark of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a common ailment in people over age 60 that is associated with diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity. Symptoms include pain or discomfort in the muscles of the calf, thigh or buttocks while walking. Although various medications, such as vasodilators, can be used to relieve the pain, the best approach is exercise, UK researchers say. It's one more reason for organizations to get their constituents up and moving, and to see whether those with the condition can relieve it by physical activity alone.