Can lupus or RA affect your blood flow?

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   Posted 2/9/2018 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

Can lupus or RA cause claudication?

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   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.
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   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)

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