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Research

Circulatory Problems

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Circulatory problems, such as swollen feet, are very common among women with mobility impairments.

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Prevalence

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According to the preliminary findings of a study on the cost of secondary conditions among women with physical disabilities (n=443), the majority (60 percent) reported problems with circulation.

In a recent survey of secondary health conditions in 443 women with physical disabilities, 60 percent reported experiencing a limitation due to circulatory problems in the past 3 months. In fact, these problems ranked 5th in terms of severity on a list of 43 secondary and other health conditions.

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Causes

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Circulatory problems can be caused by a broad array of disorders such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, peripheral artery and venous system disorders, vasomotor instability, varicose veins, deep-vein thrombosis, blood clots, phlebitis, Raynaud's phenomenon, temporal arteritis as well as atherosclerosis. These disorders can create serious problems as secondary conditions among women with disabilities.

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Consequences

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Poor circulation combined with immobility may put people more at risk for the development of bed sores.