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can poor circulation cause itching

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eidt
Dr. John Eidt answered
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Itching and peeling of the hands is not due to circulation problems. Can be due to a variety of conditions including allergies. See a dermatologist.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hop ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clancy Hughes
61 years experience Family Medicine
Rash: Interesting question with a broad range of possibilities. When you associate sugar in your diet and poor circulation, it raises further questions. A s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trent Proffitt
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Multiple things: Usually related to either a blockage suddenly getting worse or embolization(a blood clot being thrown from "upstream").
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
Sort of: Poor circulation is frequently caused by peripheral artery disease. In peripheral artery disease, the vessels can have chunks of cholesterol like sub ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Tremors usually indicate problems not related to circulation.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Chills: Poor circulation can be associated with poor tolerance for the cold temperatures.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Sounds more like infection.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Smoking: If you are a smoker this causes micro and macro vascular issues. There are many other causes as well. A vascular doctor can help with further evaluati ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Cunningham
34 years experience Phlebology
Chicken or egg?: Depends on what you mean by "poor circulation. Rapidly beating hearts may pump blood inefficiently, reducing circulation in limbs & organs thus causin ... Read More
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