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Peripheral Vascular Disease

Also indexed as:Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Buerger's Disease, Chronic Thromboangiitis, Occlusive Arterial Disease
Keep blood flowing freely through your legs and other parts of your body. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Keep blood flowing freely through your legs and other parts of your body. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Support your circulation

    Ask your healthcare provider for advice on restoring or maintaining good circulation by exercising, avoiding prolonged standing or sitting, and using compression stockings

  • Discover inositol hexaniacinate

    Take 1,200 mg a day of this nutritional supplement to help prevent and treat skin ulcers caused by peripheral vascular disease

  • Say good-bye to smoking

    Avoid the damaging effects of nicotine on blood flow by kicking the habit

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