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5 Facts you should know about

Buerger’s disease

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1

It is characterized by narrowing or blockage

(occlusion) of the veins and arteries of the extremities.

2

In most cases,

affects young or middle-aged male cigarette smokers.

3

The legs are affected more often than the arms.

4

In most cases,

the first symptom is extreme pain of the lower arms and legs while at rest..

5

The condition causes reduced blood flow

to affected areas of the body, eventually resulting in damage to tissues.

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