Claudication Underlying Cause
Symptoms of peripheral vascular disease occur when the diseased (partially blocked) arteries are unable to provide enough oxygen in order to meet demand. The tissue starts to malfunction (causing pain) when the supply of oxygen and nutrients do not meet demand. The nerve tissue and skin are affected most.
Peripheral vascular disease is most often caused by atherosclerosis.
Uncommon causes for peripheral vascular disease include:
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