“I can barely walk for a long distance.” “My legs often feel cold and weak.” “My feet often look very pale.”
This or a similar experience is what people report when suffering from peripheral artery disease.
Although there might not be any complaints when the person is feeling calm, one out of every four people has to take breaks now and then until the pain subsides whenever they walk long distances. In order not to be noticed, many people stop in front of shop windows or pause to take in the view.
The reason for the muscle cramps is the narrowing of the arteries in the legs, which leads to decreased blood flow and lack of oxygen. In advanced stages, lower leg ulcers can crop up due to the destruction of the tissues.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on peripheral artery disease?