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Circulation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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When i put any pressure on my left arm or hand ..(like laying head on arm or hand while laying down, goes numb. Circulation problem?

When i put any pressure on my left arm or hand ..(like laying head on arm or hand while laying down, goes numb. Circulation problem?

Pinched nerve: Symptoms suggest pinched nerve. It could be at wrist ( carpal tunnel) or neck. Since you take norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) it seems that you may already have neck pain and the posture of your arm causes pinching of nerves in your neck. See aneurologist. ...Read more

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I was fitted for a lymphedema sleeve and gauntlet. Is the sleeve supposed to cut off the circulation in my arm and hand?

I was fitted for a lymphedema sleeve and gauntlet. Is the sleeve supposed to cut off the circulation in my arm and hand?

No: The sleeve should be tight but should not cut off your circulation. You may need to start with a larger sleeve and move to a smaller one as your lymphedema improves. Talk to your physical therapist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What to do if i often wake up with my hand and arm totally numb. Do I have poor circulation?

Carpal T Syndrome is: More likely your dx, as its a very common problem. Use a wrist brace throughout the day and night would help considerably in improving your symptoms. Its recommended for night time mostly, but i advise it through the day as well, as one can do most activities with it, except some. If not improving consult your pcp or an orthopod. ...Read more

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My hands and arms feel uncomfortable and painful when i wear long sleeves. My sleeves aren't too tight but it feels like my circulation is cut off.Why?

My hands and arms feel uncomfortable and painful when i wear long sleeves. My sleeves aren't too tight but it feels like my circulation is cut off.Why?

See doctor: Most people don't have the feeling that their circulation is cut off when wearing long sleeves. So, if you're having the sensation, you need to see your doctor, so they can check your circulation in your arms while wearing a longsleeved blouse. This will give better clues as to what might be causing this feeling, or if you have a medical condition that may be brewing. This needs further work up. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad circulation at 42? I get it in my legs when I sit on the toilet or my hands when I hold them up above my arms, I'm 42

Why do I have bad circulation at 42? I get it in my legs when I sit on the toilet or my hands when I hold them up above my arms, I'm 42

Reasons: Life-style habits: smoking, alcohol, poor diet, poor posture, obesity Diseases: Diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol stress, anxiety There are more. You're right to think it is more common in older folk - but you are what we once upon a time thought of a middle aged. I know - if 60 is the new 40, 40 is the new 20! ...Read more

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It feels like the circulation in my arms is somewhat cut off (like when you have a blood pressure cuff on), but my hands look pink and normal. ?

A good sign: Often times tingling sensations in the arms is related to the neck and shoulders, where many people carry stress. Muscles spasm when they are injured, acutely it chronically and this can lead to compression on the many nerves that supply the arms. A neurologist can confirm with an examination and also check your neck vertebrae to see if imaging is needed to rule out something more concerning. ...Read more