Peripheral vascular disease

How is peripheral vascular disease related to bipolar disorder?

People with bipolar disorder show increased rates of co-occurring conditions.
Peripheral vascular disease involves reduced circulation of blood to a body part other than the brain or heart, usually the legs or kidneys, and less commonly the arms. The main cause of peripheral vascular disease is a build-up of fatty deposits that narrow blood vessels and reduce circulation of blood to the associated body part.

What is the evidence for peripheral vascular disease in people with bipolar disorder?

Moderate quality evidence suggests a medium-sized increase in peripheral vascular disease in people with bipolar disorder compared to people without bipolar disorder.

May 2019

Last updated at: 5:24 am, 3rd May 2019
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