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Could smoking make my leg claudication worse?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Smoking causes the process of progressive deposition of cholesterol / trigycerides in your arteries to be accelerated about 10 times faster than without smoking.
In addition, your blood will clot faster ( making treatment results worse if continued ) and causes the arteries to constrict. All of these are added to the risk of lung and other cancers.

In brief: Absolutely

Smoking causes the process of progressive deposition of cholesterol / trigycerides in your arteries to be accelerated about 10 times faster than without smoking.
In addition, your blood will clot faster ( making treatment results worse if continued ) and causes the arteries to constrict. All of these are added to the risk of lung and other cancers.
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
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Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Smoking increases plaque formation.

In brief: Yes

Smoking increases plaque formation.
Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Smoking

Smoking is one of the risk factors for pad,so clearly if continued the disease will progress

In brief: Smoking

Smoking is one of the risk factors for pad,so clearly if continued the disease will progress
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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In brief: Yes

Smoking does cause changes in the artery that can worsen claudication.

In brief: Yes

Smoking does cause changes in the artery that can worsen claudication.
Dr. Robert Schlessel
Dr. Robert Schlessel
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