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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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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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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 (cilostazol): 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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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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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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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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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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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