Risk of amputation due to smoking for 30 years
Chronic lower limb artery occlusion is a persistent progressive pathology and, in stages, has a high recurrence rate.
Patients must undergo long-term medical treatment to control blood pressure, diabetes, dyslipidemia while changing their lifestyle, quitting smoking, practicing physical exercise regularly, maintaining an ideal weight … to improve health.
When there are signs of intermittent pain, pain inability to walk, purple swelling of the toes,… patients should be examined to minimize complications from arterial occlusion or amputation, lifelong disability.
The 55-year-old man, who has been smoking cigarettes for more than 30 years, recently hurts his legs, the pain goes up to his temples, takes medicine but does not help.