Why Exercise With Vascular Disease?

Exercise With Vascular Disease?

exercise with vascular disease

Marathon training is definitely helping my right calf claudication.

It will keep you sane, for a start!

exercise with vascular disease

Look and learn!

If you have a repaired aortic aneurysm, exercise, done right, will keep your aorta strong. This could be critical for an abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft, especially where those hooks are holding it in place by your kidneys. My hooks have done their job for eight years – how’s them apples. Think about it. Yes! Exercise is actually exercising your aorta!

If you have vascular stenosis, as I do in my right leg, exercise will increase collateral circulation. In fact, my vascular surgeon, Mark Farber, recommended this as the best treatment, due to the dangers of angioplasty below the knee.

If you have cardiovascular stents, just read Bob Scott’s story, above.

All that said, do it right, following a benefit-risk assessment, with all the input you can get.

Wishing you happy trails,

kev aka FitOldDog


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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.