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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can i reverse bad circulation in my legs?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not completely, but: First is it venous our arterial. I'll give you the vein answer. Increase the exercise of your legs and musculature. Avoid standing or sitting still for periods of time. Take a baby aspirin.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 56 years experience
Stabilize: Unusual to reverse! but stop smoking, increase exercize to tolerance, get a thorough vascular opinion. Some need meds, intervention, or surgery to improve and avoid limb loss.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What occurs to your legs when you have bad circulation?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Bad circulation: Causes wounds, gangrene, necrosis and you will loose your leg.
A 25-year-old male asked:

What can you take if you have bad circulation in you legs?

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Dr. Barry Bellovin
Cardiology 43 years experience
Depends on the cause: "bad circulation" can mean a problem with the arteries or the veins. Some people just use that term to mean their feet get cold all the time. Smoking and diabetes are two common causes of circulation trouble. You should see your doctor to find out which kind of problem, if any, you might have.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why would I have bad circulation in my legs?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis involving the blood vessels supplying the legs. Risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol and diabetes.
A 38-year-old member asked:

My legs have a a purplish color. What can I do to improve bad circulation?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Circulation: Purplish skin color, although disturbing in appearance, may not necessarily signify compromise circulation. If you have pulse present in your feet ( either on the front or the back), chances are your circulation is not that bad. If you do indeed have compromised circulation, looking for and treating the underlying cause would be the mainstay of a successful treatment.
A 42-year-old male asked:

What's assigns a bad circulation in your legs

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Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 24 years experience
Calf pain w/ walking: Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) usually presents with pain or cramping in the calf muscles of the legs when you walk for a distance, usually worse if walking uphill, that goes away when you stop. Other signs would be slowly healing wounds of the legs or feet, like several months.

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