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what causes poor circulation?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
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 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 42-year-old member asked:

What could cause poor circulation all of a sudden?

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Dr. Trent Proffitt
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Multiple things: Usually related to either a blockage suddenly getting worse or embolization(a blood clot being thrown from "upstream").
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are common causes of poor circulation?

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Dr. Guy Lancellotti
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
ASVD: Smoking, vasoconstriction, vasoocclusion, hypertension, drugs such as most stimulants, poor cardiac output leading to poor perfusion.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can poor circulation cause temperature sensitivity?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Chills: Poor circulation can be associated with poor tolerance for the cold temperatures.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are the causes & effects of poor circulation?

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Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
Cardiology 20 years experience
Explain: What exactly do you mean by bad circulation. This could mean many different things. In general peripheral arterial disease is worse with high cholesterol and poorly controlled diabetes and high blood pressure. Controlling these risks and exercising can help.

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