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A 46-year-old member asked:

What causes bad circulation in feet and legs and how is it treated?

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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 35 years experience
Bad LE circulation: Poor leg/foot circulation is caused by a combination of things like: your inherited genes, lifestyle choices like poor dietary habits, cigarette smoking, associated conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. No single thing causes it, but rather the combination of many factors such as some of those listed above.

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Last updated Apr 10, 2020


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