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Bad Circulation (Overview)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate venous problems as well.


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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

Bad Circulation (Overview)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate venous problems as well.


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Overcoming Bad Breath (Checklist)

See doctor to check: post-nasal drip, acid reflux, dry mouth
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What are the symptoms of bad circulation in the leg?

What are the symptoms of bad circulation in the leg?

Claudication: Bad circulation can cause intermittent claudication and or ischemic ulcers. Need to consult a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cellulitis bad circulation in my legs is there some kind of treatment for this?

I was diagnosed with cellulitis bad circulation in my legs is there some kind of treatment for this?

Yes for both: Cellulitis is skin infection and is treated with antibiotics-- typically you need to have an adequate blood supply in order for the antibiotics to reach the site of infection though. If your blood supply is poor, you would need further studies to identify why and where exactly the problem is, such as angiogram, ct or mri, and then there are many options to improve it with stents, bypass etc ...Read more

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How do doctors test women for bad circulation?

How do doctors test women for bad circulation?

Ankle Brachial Index: When interpreted by an experienced physician, the ankle brachial index (abi) along with toe pressures and arterial waveforms is the best noninvasive indicator of poor circulation. In fact, decreased abi is a predictor of death, heart attack, and stroke and is a good way to identify people with vascular disease who may benefit from lifestyle change and medical treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best positions to sleep in if you have bad circulation?

What are the best positions to sleep in if you have bad circulation?

See detailed answer: Generally speaking, elevate your legs if you have venous insufficiency and lower your legs if you have arterial insufficiency. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes bad circulation and can you improve it?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes bad circulation and can you improve it?

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. ...Read more

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Do cold hands mean bad circulation or other?

Do cold hands mean bad circulation or other?

Raynaud's: Is a possible diagnosis. This is vasospasm of the small vessles in the hands and or feet. (vasospasm is opening and closing, so that the blood doesn't flow continuously.) signs include color changes and coldness of the extermities. Those color changes are red, white and blue variations. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can chocolate be used in treating bad circulation?

Can chocolate be used in treating bad circulation?

Adjunctively: Chocolate contains many compounds that appear to have a positive cardiovascular effect. The higher the percentage of cacao, the more potent the apparent benefit. While chocolate may be beneficial, there are no studies demonstrating it as an effective single agent therapy to treat significant underlying cardiovascular disorders. In addition, additional ingredients like sugar can cause worsening. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bad circulation?

What is the treatment for bad circulation?

Depends.: Arterial obstruction is usually treated with bypass or catheterization, venous with compressive stockings. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad circulation in my feet?

How can I get rid of bad circulation in my feet?

Consult specialist: Sometimes walking and exercise is helpful in increating bloodflow and allowing for more blood vessels to form. Your doctor may prescribe medication to help blood flow more easily. Sometimes surgery is necessary. A vascular specialist will examine you, provide testing to determine severity of problem and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can a previous IV drug user have bad circulation in his hands & feet?

Can a previous IV drug user have bad circulation in his hands & feet?

Yes: Depending on the type of drug abuse, this can cause decease blood flow and neurological problems to the feet as the brain may have shut down the proper response to the feet and hands. ...Read more

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My hand (mostly fingers) tend to itch in cold weather, is it bad circulation? Why when I use the computer 1 of my hand gets way colder than other?

Hand circulation: This sounds like it could be a combination of positional/nerve irritation/ kind of issue and possible a hyper spasticity issue. A vascular surgeon can do the circulatory evaluation for you. Ask you doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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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

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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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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

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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

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Can chocolate be used in treating bad circulation?

Adjunctively: Chocolate contains many compounds that appear to have a positive cardiovascular effect. The higher the percentage of cacao, the more potent the apparent benefit. While chocolate may be beneficial, there are no studies demonstrating it as an effective single agent therapy to treat significant underlying cardiovascular disorders. In addition, additional ingredients like sugar can cause worsening. ...Read more

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How are some ways to get improve bad circulation?

How are some ways to get improve bad circulation?

Lifestyle Changes: Exercise, weight loss, and compression stockings are great ways to improve circulation within your body, especially to your legs. As we get older the valves in or veins that help return blood to the heart don't work right. By exercising you keep your blood flow strong and heart and muscles healthy. Weight loss reduces excess stress on veins while compression stockings reduce swelling. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bad circulation?

Depends: This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate venous problems as well. ...Read more

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I have been told I have bad circulation but how do I resolve this?

Depends: "bad circulation" is a general term often used to refer to many different things. You should see your doctor for a more accurate diagnosis. Depending on your symptoms, physical exam findings, and specific tests that can be done, it can be determined if there is a problem with either the arteries or the veins. What can be done will depend on what the specific problem is. ...Read more

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How would I find out for sure if I have bad circulation are there any checks I can do myself?

See a doctor: There are some signs like no hair on the tops of toes and weak pulses in the lower extremities, and calf pain with walking. But, if you think you may have poor circulation, you should see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is a sign of bad circulation in the face?

What is a sign of bad circulation in the face?

Symptoms?: The neck and face are generally so well supplied with blood that there is almost no such thing. There is a condition called temporal arteritis where the blood vessels near the temple becomes inflamed and causes pain. ...Read more

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How do doctors test women for bad circulation?

Ankle Brachial Index: When interpreted by an experienced physician, the ankle brachial index (abi) along with toe pressures and arterial waveforms is the best noninvasive indicator of poor circulation. In fact, decreased abi is a predictor of death, heart attack, and stroke and is a good way to identify people with vascular disease who may benefit from lifestyle change and medical treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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