Hip or knee pain keep you from walking?

If so, heart disease and early death may be lurking. The reasons are unclear, and may include:

  • obesity and the inflammation it produces that can affect heart arteries
  • more obesity from lack of physical exertion due to pain
  • pain medications that can accelerate heart disease

If hip or knee pain keep you from walking, you have several choices, including:


Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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