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what leads to the poor circulation?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Multifactorial: Hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, obesity, and cigarette smoking.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What could cause poor circulation and tachycardia?

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Dr. Gary Cunningham
Phlebology 34 years experience
Chicken or egg?: Depends on what you mean by "poor circulation. Rapidly beating hearts may pump blood inefficiently, reducing circulation in limbs & organs thus causing symptoms & complications. Or, clogging and hardening of the arteries may reduce blood flow to the heart, causing irregular rhythms like tachycardia. There are other more complex diseases that can also cause both.
A 48-year-old member asked:

If I have time and money for sleeper, am I getter off traveling from sf to chi by train or plane if poor circulation?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Train:: You can walk around all you want, and it's easier to keep your feet up.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What does poor circulation feel like?

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Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the health consequences of poor circulation?

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Higher risk of death: Poor circulation, as defined by a decreased ankle brachial index (abi), a test easily performed in the office by your doctor, increases the risk of death, heart attack, and stroke. The good news is that once diagnosed, medical management and lifestyle changes can help. The most important lifestyle change is to quit smoking immediately.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there a good way treat my poor circulation?

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Dr. Kirk Charles
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Multifactorial: First step is to quit smoking. Healthy lifestyle will help mitigate symptoms. Exercise and Pletal (cilostazol) are helpful. Talk to primary care to start with.

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