Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my PAD/claudication?
  • What lifestyle changes do I need to make at home to help relieve my symptoms?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? How do I get started?
  • What treatment option is best for me? Will I need medicine? Surgery?
  • Will the medicine you’re prescribing interact with medicine(s) I already take?
  • What symptoms will indicate that my condition is getting worse?
  • Do PAD or claudication put me at risk for any long-term problems?

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00