How should people with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) exercise?

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People with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) should continue to walk. Watch Gabriel Bietz, MD, with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, talk about the importance of setting up a workout trial with a doctor to maintain proper care.
Frank J. Arena, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
People with peripheral vascular disease (PVD) need to exercise, and this can be as simple as walking up to 30 to 45 minutes a day. If you can walk only 100 yards, fine, do that every day and next week walk 120 yards. Work your way up with consistency.

Prior to completing exercise when having peripheral vascular disease, you should consult with your physician.  They may recommend exercise or they may not.

More often than not exercise may help to prevent pain related to PVD.  When completing exercise, if pain is minor then it might be feasible to continue with exercise.  Again, prior to starting any form of exercise, consulting with your physician is the best advice and something to highly consider.

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