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If my parents had leg claudication, does this mean I will too?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Net necessarily

The three greatest risk factors for claudication are 1) smoking, 2) age, and 3) diabetes.
Family history by itself is not the greatest risk factor. You can minimize your chances by making sure you don't smoke, and stay on top of your diabetes if you have it.

In brief: Net necessarily

The three greatest risk factors for claudication are 1) smoking, 2) age, and 3) diabetes.
Family history by itself is not the greatest risk factor. You can minimize your chances by making sure you don't smoke, and stay on top of your diabetes if you have it.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Andris Kazmers
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: IC

Claudication not hereditary.
Do not smoke, eat healthy, regularly walk and manage BP, blood sugar and cholesterol and you will lower your risk of developing Claudication or other atherosclerotic disease.

In brief: IC

Claudication not hereditary.
Do not smoke, eat healthy, regularly walk and manage BP, blood sugar and cholesterol and you will lower your risk of developing Claudication or other atherosclerotic disease.
Dr. Andris Kazmers
Dr. Andris Kazmers
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Claudication is a form of peripheral vascular disease.
The risk factors are smoking, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Genetics has a lot to do with this as well but you need to concentrate on the risk factors and decrease your risk.

In brief: No

Claudication is a form of peripheral vascular disease.
The risk factors are smoking, hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol levels. Genetics has a lot to do with this as well but you need to concentrate on the risk factors and decrease your risk.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Possibly

There is a genetic link to plaque formation.

In brief: Possibly

There is a genetic link to plaque formation.
Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
Dr. Jeffrey Hnath
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