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

Dr. Howard Rubin
Board Certified, Cardiology
42 years in practice
1M people helped
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. Tonga Nfor
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11 years in practice
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Dr. Anita Prakash
Board Certified, Cardiology
24 years in practice
379K people helped
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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?

Dr. Anita Prakash
Board Certified, Cardiology
24 years in practice
379K people helped
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. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Board Certified, Pediatric Cardiology
15 years in practice
469K people helped
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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?

Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Board Certified, Pediatric Cardiology
15 years in practice
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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?

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
Board Certified, Cardiology
53 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of bad circulation in the leg?

Dr. George Mathew
Board Certified, Cardiology
53 years in practice
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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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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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11 years in practice
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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How long would it take, with bad blood circulation, before irreversable damage to the leg happens / is done?

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
6M people helped
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
38 years in practice
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What can you take if you have bad circulation in you legs?

Dr. Barry Bellovin
Board Certified, Cardiology
38 years in practice
21K people helped
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
28 years in practice
345K people helped
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What's assigns a bad circulation in your legs

Dr. Michael Moran
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
345K people helped
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
32 years in practice
63K people helped
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Why would I have bad circulation in my legs?

Dr. Gregory Spitz
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
32 years in practice
63K people helped
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
43 years in practice
69M people helped
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How can I reverse bad circulation in my legs?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
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
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
17M people helped
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How can I reverse bad circulation in my legs?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
17M people helped
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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