Peripheral Arterial Disease and Exercise for Older Adults
Senior Fitness: How a walking regimen improves fitness and reduces pain caused by poor blood flow in the legs.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when plaque accumulates in the arteries of the legs. Reduced blood flow and loss of oxygen in the tissues beyond the obstruction cause localized muscular pain, or claudication, especially during exercise (Bulmer & Coombes 2004; Womack & Gardner 2003).
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