Can lupus or RA affect your blood flow?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

New Member

Date Joined Jan 2018
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 2/9/2018 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

Can lupus or RA cause claudication?

Forum Moderator

Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 7720
   Posted 2/9/2018 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't really understand the questions.

Can Lupus/RA affect your blood flow? Probably, Lupus can affect almost anything, but it's not a common symptom.

Can lupus or RA cause claudication? I had to go look that up, I found: "Claudication is a medical term usually referring to impairment in walking, or pain, discomfort, numbness, or tiredness in the legs that occurs during walking or standing and is relieved by rest." I have to give the same answer - Probably, Lupus can affect almost anything, but it's not a common symptom.

Maybe someone else here can provide more information.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2011
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 2/10/2018 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Risk factors for peripheral artery disease and claudication include:

-High blood pressure
-High cholesterol
-African American descent
-Heart disease

You're correct! Other risk factors:

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs):

carpal tunnel syndrome
rheumatoid arthritis
bone fractures

Sorry, I missed those. I haven't found lupus though.

Post Edited (msOuchie) : 2/10/2018 3:25:42 PM (GMT-7)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:48 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,974,859 posts in 326,216 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161310 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ejt998.
398 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
McKinley, Kent M., charles384, Artist Mark, PAPUN, ChickenArise, Supportive Daughter, Octorobo, straydog, BOB 46