Poor Circulation

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Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency

Poor circulation to the legs and arms is known as peripheral vascular disease. It is usually caused by arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis – both are names given to the process of ‘furring up’ of the inside of the arteries with fatty deposits (a bit like how the inside of a kettle furs up). The symptom of pain in the legs, especially the calf muscles when walking, is called intermittent claudication.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works to rebuild inadequate blood supply and promote the growth new blood vessels (angiogenesis).

Case Study

Acute Peripheral Artery Insufficiency – Left Foot

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