A 37-year-old member asked:
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why is it you have better blood circulation when you put your feet upward?

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Dr. Jose Barreto
14 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Gravity: The blood returns to the heart through our veins. When you lift your feet upward gravity will assist in venous circulation (not arterial) and return to the heart. On standing position, the blood return to the heart against gravity, in this case the calf muscles play a big part in assisting blood circulation and return to the heart.
Answered on Aug 23, 2013
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