Intermittent claudication When every step hurts
“I can hardly walk long distances,” “My legs feel cold and always weak,” “Often my feet look really pale.”
This is how people with shop window disease experience their suffering. Even if there is no discomfort at rest, every fourth person has to take a break again and again when walking long distances until the pain subsides. So that it is not noticeable, many linger in front of shop windows – hence the disease has its name.
The reason for the muscle pain is a narrowing of the arteries in the legs, which leads to circulatory problems and a lack of oxygen. In advanced cases, lower leg ulcers are threatened by the destruction of tissue.
How does Vedic Medicine view window shopper’s disease?
Intermittent claudication disease from an ayurvedic point of view
According to Maharishi Ayurveda, the cause of the development of Intermittent claudication disease is the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues and toxins, called “ama” in Ayurveda, are constantly produced – due to our way of life – which in the case of intermittent claudication have accumulated mainly in the arteries of the legs. It is understandable that this disease occurs preferentially in smokers, as well as in people with obesity and diabetes.
However, according to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike, and so the causes of window shopper’s disease are different for everyone. The Ayurvedic approach in our clinic is based on holism.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, intermittent claudication is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. For example, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins as well as measures to promote blood circulation. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Dietary recommendations, helpful exercises as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers can gradually widen the constricted vessels again in the case of intermittent claudication disease.