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Old 06-16-2005, 10:05 AM   #1
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Peripheral artery disease?

I'm a 34-year old male of normal weight (not obese). My blood pressure last tested was 118 over 60 and my pulse was 64. My last cholesterol check had me at 190. I excercise vigorously on the treadmill or bike at least 4 times weekly. I've never had any major health problems.

Recently, I started playing softball regularly and now feel a pain in my right knee - not on the kneecap, but on the inside part of the leg (the part that faces the other leg, if you follow). The pain isn't usually there when I wake up, but seems to grow if I sit for a long period. I sometimes notice it while sitting, but it's particularly noticeable when I first stand up. It feels better after walking for a while.

This is almost certainly just joint pain caused by playing ball, I assume. If anyone thinks otherwise, let me know. I worry about PAD, but I know that I have none of the risk factors for that.

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Old 07-04-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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Re: Peripheral artery disease?

I am female, and I don't have ANY of the risk factors for PAD either, but I found out in April that I have mild claudication--leg pain on exercise, relief when resting. I am small, never have smoked, no high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and I'm not diabetic. My doctor didn't seem concerned, and said to keep up with my daily walks. He thinks it was brought on by anxiety because of a very painful event in my life as a young girl. My pain is mild, and my legs always feel the best when I am in tennis shoes.

I'm sure yours is not PAD, and even if it is, it is probably a very mild form.

Anyway--hope this helps!

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Old 07-04-2005, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: Peripheral artery disease?

danimal, I'm pretty sure with PAD, the pain would get worse with exercise and be relieved with rest. So the fact that your pain feels better after walking for awhile would pretty much rule out PAD, IMO - but of course, I'm not a doctor - just someone who'd bet money your symptoms are caused by something altogether different than PAD.

Viktik, how bizarre that you should have this happening to you without any risk factors. Did your doctor do tests to confirm the diagnosis? I'm also very surprised to hear that he thinks anxiety and past trauma is a factor. If we were talking about palpitations, chest pain, etc, I wouldn't be surprised, but PAD? Well, I'm glad it's mild and hope it stays that way!

 
Old 07-04-2005, 03:11 PM   #4
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Re: Peripheral artery disease?

Why not go and have it checked? It's a simple doppler ultrasound and you'll know where you stand almost immediately ( by the sounds on the machine, the real feedback from the test results in a day to three days)

It's not fun if you have it and believe me you want to catch it in time.

Good luck
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Old 09-26-2005, 11:26 PM   #5
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EchoCardiogram, Coin Guy?

They charged $1400 when I had one of those, and luckily I had insurance, probably why it cost that much. I didn't much trust those doctors and changed after that and some other things. Just reminding everyone to ask how much it is before having that test, if you're not insured. I'm trying to find if there are other tests, maybe a better one, by now.

I'm an older person, diabetic, just had two eye surgeries, laser, one at a time of course, and don't fear those if you ever need it. They anesthetise the eye with drops.

I have other complications such as foot ulcers on calluses due to poor circulation, 50% or more blockage a couple of years ago, probably a lot worse by now, can't get that leg comfortable in bed, thought I would come here, may need to go to the board about aging and/or diabetes.

Guess you look up some vascular specialists. My GP was thinking about other things and didn't think to offer a new test. It doesn't hurt when I'm up and about. Just the neuropathy lower down, ankles and feet.

Don't listen when people say butter is more "natural" than margarine and must be better for you. Cholesterol was okay until I tried low carbing for better sugar control. Good luck to all of you.

 
Old 10-04-2005, 09:07 AM   #6
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Re: EchoCardiogram, Coin Guy?

The best thing for PAD is the herb Cayenne particularly when mixed with Hawthorn and Ginger. The store bought Cayenne is not really powerful enough. I use the African Birdseye Cayenne which is 100,000 heat units compared with the 20,000 heat units Cayenne you get at the grocery store. You can buy capsules or tinctures which have Cayenne,Hawthorn and Ginger all together in one capsule on the internet, just google "cayenne" to find.
I use a product called Heart Food Caps made by Heart Foods Co,Minneapolis.

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Old 10-08-2005, 08:51 AM   #7
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Re: EchoCardiogram, Coin Guy?

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The best thing for PAD is the herb Cayenne particularly when mixed with Hawthorn and Ginger. The store bought Cayenne is not really powerful enough. I use the African Birdseye Cayenne which is 100,000 heat units compared with the 20,000 heat units Cayenne you get at the grocery store. You can buy capsules or tinctures which have Cayenne,Hawthorn and Ginger all together in one capsule on the internet, just google "cayenne" to find.
I use a product called Heart Food Caps made by Heart Foods Co,Minneapolis.
Thanks for that tip. I've saved it. Assuming this capsule doesn't give you indigestion or anything. Sure sounds like an awful lot of heat.

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Old 10-10-2005, 09:51 AM   #8
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Re: EchoCardiogram, Coin Guy?

Take the capsules with food (not tea or coffee). Start with the low value cayenne and work your way up when you get used to it. The best exponent of cayenne was Dr John Christopher who over 80 years ago was saving people from dying from heart attacks by carrying some around in a tincture and administrating it to people he ran into having a heart attack. Most were up and about within a few minutes as if nothing had happened. Google Dr John Christopher to read his story.

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Old 10-10-2005, 11:05 PM   #9
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Re: Peripheral artery disease?

The symptoms you mention are not those of PAD.Much more likely is an injury to a muscle, tendon or joint. I am not medically qualified, but it seems to me that you would do well seeing a good physiotherapist, orthopaedic specialist, or sports medicine practitioner.
Regards, Excelsior, NSW, Australia

 
Old 10-17-2005, 01:49 AM   #10
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Frozen Shoulder

I've googled Duration of Frozen Shoulder and found that if you're not diabetic it usually only lasts about 18 mo. to 3 yrs! I don't know if it's chronic for the rest of your life for diabetics, the limited range of motion problem lasting a lot longer than the acute stage pain. Muscle relaxants 4 times a day help some but good luck to any who get this. If a shoulder starts hurting when you're trying to sleep on it, get off it before you maybe injure it. That can be part of the cause.

 
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