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Buerger’s Disease, Which Duterte Has Admitted, Could be Debilitating – Doctor

December 10, 2015 1:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Buerger’s Disease — a condition reports say Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has admitted as having — is a debilitating ailment that, as it progresses, causes extreme pain from spasms in veins clogged as a result of either smoking or high cholesterol levels, or both.

The condition could also be fatal when blood clots travel from the area of the clogged veins to the lungs or other sensitive parts of the body, a doctor told radio station dzRH Thursday morning.
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