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can you reverse poor circulation

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
You can slow it down: We start to develop atherosclerosis in our 30's and generally it progresses as we age. People who have a family history of heart disease or stroke are ... Read More
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Dr. David Wilson
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
To a degree: An exercise program encourages small arteries (collaterals) to enlarge and carry blood around the blockages of pad. Exercise also conditions the musc ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Essentially : The same risk factors that cause coronary artery disease: smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, lack of exercise.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jagdish Mishra
38 years experience Cardiology
Walking: Walking, exercise, quitting tobacco smoking (if one smokes).. To begin with.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
It Depends: It depends on the severity of the artery disease. Short isolated lesions can be treated with endovascular techniques. Much more severe levels of dise ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Multifactorial: Hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, obesity, and cigarette smoking.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
40 years experience Podiatry
Pain: You would primarily feel pain or discomfort when walking or exercising and this can be relieved by rest. In severe conditions there is even rest pain ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on cause: What are the symptoms of poor circulation? Pain on walking. Shortness of breath, generalized tiredness? It can be a heart problem, a blocked artery ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience Vascular Surgery
Leg pain walking: Poor circulation to the legs has symptoms of calf pain on walking, relieved by stopping&resting. Poor circulation to the arms has symptoms of arm pai ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Savage
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No pulses: Generally, you can feel pulses in the wrist and foot on the up surface of the ankle. If you have pulses in your extremities, you do not have poor cir ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
47 years experience Cardiology
Poor circulation: I suspect you mean peripheral vascular disease. If you smoke then stop. Get your cholesterol down to normal. Do a lot of walking.
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