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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Circulation (Overview)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments of the webster dictionary...


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I'm scared, circulation problems?

I'm scared, circulation problems?

By all means: get medically evaluated to find out if you do. Knowledge is power. If you have circulatory problems then they can be addressed. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Circulation (Overview)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments of the webster dictionary...


Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can kneehighs cut off circulation?

Restrict not cut: If the upper band of the knee high is extremely tight and does not have graduated compression, it is possible to cut off circulation similar to a tourniquet but this would tend to produce severe pain. It is more likely to restrict venous return causing swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How do you improve your circulation?

How do you improve your circulation?

Prevent it first!: That having been said, i don't know what part of your body has poor circulation: hands, feet? If it is legs, exercise (regular cardio-type is best) is most important. If general poor circulation, you may need to r/o several medical conditions with many inbetween, from low thyroid, to anticardiolipin antibodies. Good exam is most important! ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What could cause circulation problems?

What could cause circulation problems?

Atherosclerosis, etc: Atherosclerosis, diabetes, blood clotting disorders, and obesity, among other things can and often do result in poor circulation. Inactivity and poor conditioning can also cause this, even with good health, so best to get outside, enjoy some clean air, and, at least, do some waliking. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Jackson Dr. Jackson
Addiction Medicine
26 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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If you cut off the circulation does it swell?

If you cut off the circulation does it swell?

Worse: Decreases circulation for long periods of time causes dead tissue, not good! ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chao Dr. Chao
Radiology
34 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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What are some techniques to increase circulation?

Hmmmm : Exercise, see a cardiologist if you think you have heart probloems. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Nolan Dr. Nolan
Surgery - Vascular
31 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What is the definition or description of: circulation?

What is the definition or description of: circulation?

Def of circ: 1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments of the webster dictionary... ...Read more

Dr. Maritza Baez Dr. Baez
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Hi my body always cool is it problem.Withblood circulation?

Maybe: Not necessarily. It could be if you have a low body fat percentage, if you have anemia or thyroid problems, or if you are a shallow breather (so your heart isn't circulating your blood out to the extremities). Extremities are always cooler than your core because they are farthest from your heart. See a dr to get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah Dr. Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
17 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Could impaired circulation cause constant lighthead? What to do?

Could impaired circulation cause constant lighthead? What to do?

Possible: Your physician must rule out several other things before investigating your circulation to the brain . In cases of carotid artery occlusion and narrowing on the the other side this may happen . Also severe narrowing of the vertebral artery with occluded or hypoplastic (small) other vertebral artery this may happen. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack Dr. Bolhack
Wound care
31 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Are there certain foods that increase circulation to distal parts of the body?

Circulation: There are no studies that prove that any nutrient or food can increase circulation in the blood stream. Beware of any promotional material that makes these claims. There are plenty of foods (collectively eaten as a 'diet') that can result long-term in blockages to the arteries. Reversing this type of unhealthy diet will prevent progression of these blockages but not necessarily reverse the blockag. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cuff Dr. Cuff
Surgery - Vascular
20 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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What is collateral circulation?

What is collateral circulation?

Accessory pathways: Collateral circulation is a term used to describe alternative pathways of blood flow that become prominent when a main vessel is blocked. These smaller vessels exist in everyone but are usually very small if the normal pathway is open. Some areas of the body have more secondary branches to provide collateral circulation than others. ...Read more

Dr. Trent Proffitt Dr. Proffitt
Surgery - Vascular
20 years in practice
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What can I do for bad circulation?

What can I do for bad circulation?

Depends: Depends if means venous or arterial issue. If pad, controlling risk factors such as hypertension, increase cholesterol, weight management, improved diet. Excercise is beneficial. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery
52 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What are signs of bad circulation?

What are  signs of bad circulation?

From nothing: To possible arterial blockages. Check, blood pressure, pulses, have an exam . Some other conditions, diabetes, endocrine issues can cause the feeling without any critical blockages. Severe with cold digits or limbs, to gangrene if not repaired timely. Also depends on part of body-brain stroke heart attack kidney failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Kirschner Dr. Kirschner
General Practice
36 years in practice
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How do I get improve bad circulation?

How do I get improve bad circulation?

Get to cause first: You should try to figure out the cause before applying these remedies. It could be a herniated disk, or a pinched nerve, or thyroid or nerve dysfunction. That said, massage hands with rosemary, lavender or eucalyptus oil; gentle stretching; cook with turmeric and black pepper; garlic, ginger. Try taking ginkgo biloba as a supplement. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cuff Dr. Cuff
Surgery - Vascular
20 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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What does collateral circulation mean?

What does collateral circulation mean?

Accessory pathways: Collateral circulation is a term used to describe alternative pathways of blood flow that become prominent when a main vessel is blocked. These smaller vessels exist in everyone but are usually very small if the normal pathway is open. Some areas of the body have more secondary branches to provide collateral circulation than others. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Rasak Dr. Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What can I do to improve my circulation?

What can I do to improve my circulation?

A bit vague: Are u talking claudication? Cardiac ? More info needed. In general , exercise, dont smoke, good controll of your weight, suger, cholesterol, and compliance with your medications are paramount in improving your circulation. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Rasak Dr. Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is cayenne and garlic bad for circulation?

Is cayenne and garlic bad for circulation?

No but: Most likely not going to do much for it either. Check with your dr to make sure its ok to be on these. Cayenne can raise blood pressure and garlic bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Chideckel Dr. Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
38 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is bad circulation a bad thing for memory?

Is bad circulation a bad thing for memory?

Could be : Poor cerebral circulation could affect memory, but it is not the only reason. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
43 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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