Heart & Cardiology/Artery Problem in Legs
I am an old man(65 year).I am very fond of walking,but presently constrained for the following
If you help me I will be obliged
I have some(little)knee pain(NOT MUCH),BUT HAVE GOT GOOD PAIN IN TIBIA(Front bone in between knee and foot)and heavy calf muscle pain which aggravates during walking.Leg veins are PROMINENT,NO SWELLING ANYWHERE
In the Doppler Study (Ultrasonography) of Lower Limbs it has been seen NO EVIDENCE OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS ,BUT Diffuse ARTHEROSCLEROTIC WALL THICKENING OF Lower Limb Arteries with NORMAL COLOUR FLOW AND FLOW VELOCITIES
My Uric Acid/Blood Sugar/Calcium Levels are normal.But my cholesterol level is somewhat abnormal as follows
TOTAL CHOLESTEROL 239 mg/dL HDL CHOLESTEROL 40 mg/dL
LDL CHOLESTEROL 144 mg/dL
VLDL COLESTEROLS 55 mg/dL
My question is whether the problem is due to (Peripheral Artery Disease ).I have already started taking Atorvastatin-10 and Fenofibrate 160 and Ecosprin 75(Aspirin).But to improve Claudication(problem in walking)what medicine I should take in addition to regular walking(exercise).
PLEASE HELP.With thanks
While your symptoms are suggestive of insufficient blood supply to your legs, the Doppler Study doesn't show the blood supply is impaired. However, it proves you have diffuse atherosclerosis, which puts you at risk for a heart attack and/or stroke.
A healthy life style is what you should follow:
Hope this helps,