Is arteriosclerosis obliterans serious?

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Arteriosclerosis obliterans is a very serious condition. It increases your risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. Arteriosclerosis obliterans can make any activity, even walking, very painful. It can also lead to gangrene, due to unhealed wounds. If damage to your veins is severe, you could lose one or both legs to amputation.

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