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Dr. Howard Rubin
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Is cardio chelate/with edta effective for p.A.D. Bad circulation in legs?

Is cardio chelate/with edta effective for p.A.D. Bad circulation in legs?

Chelation: N.?H did a study of chelation against placebo for peripheral arterial disease years ago with findings of no difference in outcomes . The authors concluded that chelation therapy was ineffective in treating peripheral arterial disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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


Dr. Anita Prakash
Board Certified, Cardiology
23 years in practice
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Is there any medicine to increase circulation in the lower legs.Cousin has diabetes and his left leg has bad circulation as per doppler test done.help?

Is there any medicine to increase circulation in the lower legs.Cousin has diabetes and his left leg has bad circulation as per doppler test done.help?

Pletal: Is a medicine known to increase lower extremity circulation and symptoms of claudication. There is an additional benefit of cardiac rehabilitation.... Monitored treadmill exercise program has been shown to increase distance before onset of claudication sxs. And also important that your cousins diabetes be optimally controlled. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
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I believe I've had bad circulation in legs and feet since I was a child, would developing diabetes on top of that make amputation likely?

I believe I've had bad circulation in legs and feet since I was a child, would developing diabetes on top of that make amputation likely?

Definite risk factor: Diabetes is a definite risk factor for peripheral vascular disease, so there's no question that your lifetime risk for amputation will go up, with diabetes. As for whether it's "likely" or not, I'm not sure. Definitely depends on your overall health and your diabetes care. ...Read more

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Dr. George Mathew
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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How long would it take, with bad blood circulation, before irreversable damage to the leg happens / is done?

How long would it take, with bad blood circulation, before irreversable damage to the leg happens / is done?

6-8hours: 6-8 hours depend on the temperature if ischemia started,or injury required a tourniquet, the sooner the circulation restored,the better chance of having less irreversible damages. the colder the temperature is the longer the time . ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Bellovin
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What can you take if you have bad circulation in you legs?

What can you take if you have bad circulation in you legs?

Depends on the cause: "bad circulation" can mean a problem with the arteries or the veins. Some people just use that term to mean their feet get cold all the time. Smoking and diabetes are two common causes of circulation trouble. You should see your doctor to find out which kind of problem, if any, you might have. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Moran
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What's assigns a bad circulation in your legs

What's assigns a bad circulation in your legs

Calf pain w/ walking: Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) usually presents with pain or cramping in the calf muscles of the legs when you walk for a distance, usually worse if walking uphill, that goes away when you stop. Other signs would be slowly healing wounds of the legs or feet, like several months. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Spitz
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
31 years in practice
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Why would I have bad circulation in my legs?

Why would I have bad circulation in my legs?

Smoking and heredity: Smoking and heredity would be the 2 most common factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
42 years in practice
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How can I reverse bad circulation in my legs?

How can I reverse bad circulation in my legs?

Not completely, but: First is it venous our arterial. I'll give you the vein answer. Increase the exercise of your legs and musculature. Avoid standing or sitting still for periods of time. Take a baby aspirin. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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How can I reverse bad circulation in my legs?

How can I reverse bad circulation in my legs?

Stabilize: Unusual to reverse! but stop smoking, increase exercize to tolerance, get a thorough vascular opinion. Some need meds, intervention, or surgery to improve and avoid limb loss. ...Read more

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