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6 years ago
Naftidrofuryl can reduce leg pain

Patients with pain caused by narrowed arteries in their legs have 37% more pain-free walking if they take naftidrofuryl (200mg three times a day) than those taking placebos, a Cochrane Review has found. In addition, 55% of patients taking naftidrofuryl improved, while only 30% of people on placebo treatments improved. Naftidrofuryl is used to treat circulatory problems. Cochrane Researc...

7 years ago
Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics

With the millions of athletes worldwide, this truly is a profound breakthrough and extremely significant for all individuals interested in muscle cramp and pain relief with a natural approach. These findings indicate that Pycnogenol can play an important role in sports by improving blood flow to the muscles and hastening post-exercise recovery, said Dr. Peter Rohdewald, a lead researcher of the st...

7 years ago
Simple arm exercises could help beat leg pain

London, June 9 (IANS) Simple arm exercises could help beat peripheral vascular disease - a blood circulation problem that causes severe leg pain, says a study. John Saxton and other researchers from Sheffield Hallam University's centre for sport and exercise science studied more than 100 patients aged between 50 and 85 with peripheral vascular disease (PVD). The scientists fo...

8 years ago
Mount Sinai School of Medicine launches a phase II clinical trial for new gene transfer drug study

PAD, commonly seen in patients with a history of smoking, diabetes, and/or coronary artery disease, is the build up of fatty deposits in the inner linings of the artery walls of the heart and brain. These blockages restrict blood circulation, mainly in arteries leading to the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs and feet. In its early stages a common symptom is uncomfortable cramping or fatigue in the leg...

9 years ago
Angiogenesis therapy successful for peripheral arterial disease

The researchers injected into rabbits with a version of PAOD a gene-carrying molecule, called a plasmid, which carried a gene that is the blueprint for a protein known as the zinc-finger-activating (ZFP) transcription factor. Transcription factors are proteins that switch on other genes. In the rabbits, the gene produced ZFP transcription factor that successfully activated a key blood-vess...

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