11 doctors weighed in:
Could smoking weed worsen my leg claudication?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, even smoking of marijuana has been shown to have adverse effects on blood vessels.
There are debates about this, but the official stance by the society of vascular surgery is that it does adversely affect blood vessels.

In brief: Yes
Yes, even smoking of marijuana has been shown to have adverse effects on blood vessels.
There are debates about this, but the official stance by the society of vascular surgery is that it does adversely affect blood vessels.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Smoking anything will displace oxygen molecules with carbon monoxide molecules.
While that's not a problem if your circulation is normal, it's a serious factor for someone with claudication.

In brief: Yes
Smoking anything will displace oxygen molecules with carbon monoxide molecules.
While that's not a problem if your circulation is normal, it's a serious factor for someone with claudication.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Nicotine in tobacco smoking damages the lining of blood vessels, some one with claudication pains has already damaged blood vessels due to atheromatous deposits , smoking is going to make it worse.
So don't smoke.

In brief: Yes
Nicotine in tobacco smoking damages the lining of blood vessels, some one with claudication pains has already damaged blood vessels due to atheromatous deposits , smoking is going to make it worse.
So don't smoke.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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