How is peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) treated?

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: Josefina A Dominguez, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Treatment of claudication is medical, with surgery reserved for severe cases. Medical management includes the following:

  • Tobacco cessation in patients who smoke
  • Regular exercise
  • Control of lipid profile, diabetes, and hypertension

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