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peripheral arterial disease PAV

Oxygen therapy has a positive effect on display legs

An afternoon of shopping is a welcome change for many people. Many shop windows are beautifully decorated and worth a look. However, this is not always the reason why pedestrians often stop in front of a shop window. It is also possible that they suffer from so-called display legs. The medical name for this condition is “peripheral arterial disease”, abbreviated PAV. Also called   intermittent claudication.

Hardly any other condition has been given such an appropriate name. Why this name?

In the Netherlands it is estimated that more than 19% of the over-55s suffer from some form of PAD.

Shop windows are caused by arteriosclerosis. In arterial calcification, the walls become stiffer and thicker, causing narrowing. These thickenings, also called plaques, are caused by a build-up of smooth muscle cells and cholesterol. Due to the narrowing in the arteries to and from the legs, the blood flows more slowly and there is an oxygen deficiency in the leg muscles during exercise. 

By walking or running, the muscles need more oxygen.   This manifests itself in severe pain in the legs, especially in the calves and thighs. At rest, the pain subsides. That is why people who suffer from peripheral arterial disease often stand every few meters. In order to be less conspicuous, they try to make their constantly interrupted walk look like they are actually interested in the different shop windows.

Disturbed microcirculation in PAV

Peripheral arterial disease is a disease of the larger blood vessels that supply our limbs with blood. Usually the legs are affected, the arms more rarely. The cause is arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) which leads to vasoconstriction.

The blood flow to the muscles is reduced due to the vasoconstriction. The microcirculation - the blood flow to the smallest vessels - is no longer able to optimally feed the cells in the muscle tissue with oxygen. When the muscles are strained, eg when walking, the oxygen supply is eventually no longer sufficient. The leg with the deficient supply becomes weak and hurts. At a later stage, the pain also occurs with short walks and even with rest.

Veel zuurstof verschaffen aan de haarvatnetwerken is in therapeutische opzicht uitzonderli

The greatest danger of peripheral arterial disease

That is the fact that this condition goes unnoticed for a long time and hardly causes any complaints. The first symptoms of the disease are often not taken seriously. People often only go to the doctor when they experience pain while walking or while resting. The course of the pain symptoms can be divided into the four stages of peripheral arterial disease. Often the “classification of Fontaine” is also used, which is named after the French physician René Fontaine.

Phase I: The patient is still relatively symptom-free, any pain is often regarded as a coincidence.

Stage IIa: It is still possible to walk more than 200 meters without pain.

Phase IIb: Walking more than 200 meters without pain is not possible.

Phase III: Pain also occurs while lying down or resting.

Stage IV: Large scale tissue damage with ulcers and wound infections.

Increased oxygen supply for prevention and control of circulatory disorders  in the limbs

People with intermittent claudication have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease: the fat and calcium deposits are not only found in the legs, but can also be found in the rest of the body. Waiting for the symptoms to get worse is rarely good. The more oxygen in our system, the more energy we produce  a des  to be health . Exercising with an increased oxygen supply  by EWOT is a monumental breakthrough that can benefit almost everyone and can be easily applied at home.


Course and forecasts


As the blood circulation in the leg deteriorates, wounds on the lower leg, foot or toes can also develop that heal poorly. In severe cases, even toes or parts of the foot can die. Because shop windows are a manifestation of arteriosclerosis, many people eventually also develop other related problems, such as angina pectoris, TIA, cerebral infarction or a heart attack (myocardial infarction).

Exercise with oxygen therapy
improves blood supply
to the capillaries


Benefits of a higher oxygen level

  • oxygenation positively affects blood flow

  • promotes growth of new capillaries

  • improves mobility

  • helps prevent infections

  • increases oxygen level in tissues

  • shortens inflammatory processes

  • significantly reduces swelling

  • increase in muscle strength

Move smart
is moving with  an oxygen mask on 

Regular exercise with an increased oxygen supply is very suitable for people with display legs 

Decreasing condition and pain is often a reason for not moving anymore. Try to keep in mind that the abundance of oxygen during EWOT directly supplies the cells with the necessary energy to move. You move more easily with less pain.


When the body  has plenty of oxygen, it produces enough energy for optimal metabolism and to eliminate toxic wastes accumulated in tissues.  

Regelmatig bewegen met extra zuurstof is voor mensen met etalagebenen zeer geschikt

Fifteen minutes of oxygen therapy a few times a week, reduces pain, relaxes tired muscles

A higher oxygen level through EWOT not only reduces the symptoms of display legs,

it contributes to prevention and a better quality of life in various areas

Measures to improve vascular health

It is therefore just as important to stimulate the disturbed microcirculation as to remedy the causes of the disorder or at least try to prevent it. In addition to the consistent treatment of the basic diseases (such as diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels), patients should reconsider their lifestyle and dietary habits and eliminate harmful influences if possible.








In many cases, this means quitting smoking as well as reducing excess weight. Those who adhere to a balanced diet, exercise regularly - supplemented by exercise with oxygen therapy, contribute much  to recovery, to the protection of the health of their vessels and to the general success of therapies._cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

zuurstoftherapie ter preventie van slagaderverkalking en etalagebenen

Arteriosclerosis increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Oxygen is the source of life for all cells, and a therapy that focuses on providing plenty of oxygen to the capillary networks is very effective therapeutically.
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Zuurstoftherapie EWOT verbetert de doorbloeding

A series of scientific studies have shown that oxygen therapy can combat the symptoms of certain diseases and, as an adjunct treatment, can help improve the disease. These diseases include, for example: - polyneuropathy, - impaired blood flow in veins and arteries, - osteoarthritis, - diabetes, cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ fibromyalgia, - erectile dysfunction, - asthma, - brain injury. In addition, oxygen therapy is often used as an adjunct treatment  - in chronic fatigue, - in extreme fatigue, - to combat stress, - for better physical and mental performance, - as infection control, - to activate the body's self-healing processes, - for faster healing of wounds, injuries and - as a strengthening of the immune system. Even a burnout can be prevented and treated effectively.  



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