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Walking Or What I Learned From Mom's Doctor Today

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mom had her monthly appointment with her primary care physician today &, as she was having trouble with her legs, she had a Doppler ultrasound on her legs last month. We saw the results today. Below her knees (which is a good thing), she has a popliteal artery that is blocked. Because they're so small, stents can't be put in. However, they're not the main artery, they're side branches, so that's a good thing. However, Dr. Habis told us something that, in all my years of transcribing medical reports, I had never heard of. He said that when a person walks deliberately (you know, not doing housework or gardening, but walking deliberately for at least 10 to 15 minutes, walking until you know you have to stop), you build new collateral arteries (or collaterals as he called them) in your legs. Isn't that too cool!?!?

Just one more reason (& a very good reason at that) to start walking!
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JOYLJL 10/16/2013 11:33AM

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IMAVISION 5/9/2013 7:29PM

    emoticon I am happy to have stumbled onto this Blog, with its "new to Ima" information. emoticon for taking the the time to post it! emoticon

I wish your Mom the best in all areas of her life!

Be blessed!

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KTACKEBE 5/7/2013 3:14AM

    Way cool! I had never heard that before. Gives me another reason to be walking!

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WENDYM29 5/4/2013 2:53AM

    Thanks for sharing the info. I did not know that. If spring ever gets here, that will be another reason to get out and walk.

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BRENDABUNNY 5/1/2013 10:21PM

    Wow that's great to know emoticon for sharing emoticon

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BLONDEE53 5/1/2013 8:52AM

    WOW! Bless you mama...and thank you for sharing this with us! That's encouraging and yes...another good reason to "walk on purpose"...

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DEEEBEE 4/30/2013 8:37PM

    I learn something new every day! Thank you.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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