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17 January

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Arteriosclerosis Obliterans (ASO) and Thromboangiitis Obliterans (TAO)

Arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) and thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), are known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) is an arteriostenosis (the narrowing of the arteries) and artery occlusion (the blocking of the arteries) in arteries of lower limbs. It is caused by arteriosclerosis, which is lead by diabetes, hypertension or other lifestyle disease. The sufferers of ASO shows an unique symptom called intermittent claudication. It means the patients feel pains in their legs and start to limp when they walk, but if they rest for a while, they can start to walk again.
Thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), which is also known as Burger's disease, is an arteriostenosis, artery occlusion and thrombi (blood clots) because of angiitis (inflammation of blood vessels), resulting in ischemia. An etiology of TAO is still not sure but smoking is the biggest risk factors. TAO usually first shows in hands and feet and may eventually affect larger areas of arms and legs and leads up to symptoms such as painful ulcer and necrosis.
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