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Arterial Stiffness

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I got a call today from one of my doctors. It seems that its not really my heart thats stiff after all, its arterial stiffness. I think the Dr called it arterial vascular something or other. I see him the 6th so I will know more then but was wondering if anyone here has this.

 

Hugs,

Patty


Hugs,

Patty

 

If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

 

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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Patty,

I'm so glad that the problem isn't with the heart. That is definitely good news. Arterial stiffness is common with scleroderma and directly related to Raynaud's which is considered a peripherial vasular disease. Here's an article you might be interesting in. Differentiation of primary and secondary Raynaud's disease by carotid arterial stiffness. I hope this helps.

Please let us know how your doctor appointment goes.

Big Hugs,


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Thanks for the link Janey! I have a question for you. Can a person have Raynauds and not know it? I really do not have sxs for it other then once in a while when I am making maetballs or meatloaf and have to mix the meat with my hands they hurt like crazy and sometimes turn a tad white.

 

Hugs,

Paty


Hugs,

Patty

 

If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

 

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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