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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. Stephen Scholand
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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

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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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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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My leg keeps falling asleep. Is this from bad circulation?

My leg keeps falling asleep. Is this from bad circulation?

Unlikely: The sensation of legs falling asleep is probably unrelated to your circulation. ...Read more

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My legs have a a purplish color. What can I do to improve bad circulation?

Circulation: Purplish skin color, although disturbing in appearance, may not necessarily signify compromise circulation. If you have pulse present in your feet ( either on the front or the back), chances are your circulation is not that bad. If you do indeed have compromised circulation, looking for and treating the underlying cause would be the mainstay of a successful treatment. ...Read more

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Dad got color doppler.Result: right leg is 6 to 7 on 10 & left leg is 3 to 4 on 10.The technician said circulation is bad on left.Now what to be done!

Dad got color doppler.Result: right leg is 6 to 7 on 10 & left leg is 3 to 4 on 10.The technician said circulation is bad on left.Now what to be done!

Depends on symptoms: If he is having pain in his left foot at rest or at night or an ulcer he may need a procedure. This could be either an angioplasty or a surgical bypass. Go to someone who can do both and will make the choice based on the situation and not what they can do - that is usually a vascular surgeon. Right leg should be all right ...Read more

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Iv used oxynormn&lyrica 8/12.after surgery dose reduced, 20&200mg pd.ive noticed if I ever have a couple of drinks my circulation in legs gets bad.why?

Please repeat query: Please repeat your question without abbreviations. I'm not certain I understand all your abbreviations. I'm afraid I don't understand your question, and would not want to give you the wrong answer. ...Read more

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Is it good to sit down with compression socks and legs proped up when u have bad circulation?

Is it good to sit down with compression socks and legs proped up when u have bad circulation?

What bad circulation: If your meaning of bad circulation is poor venous return (blood returning to the heart), then by all means, compression socks and elevated legs are great. If, however, you mean poor arterial flow, or bad pulse pressure (blood leaving the heart), The compression socks are a bad choice. They act as a weak tourniquet and along with elevating the legs, could aggravate existing vascular disease. ...Read more

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Bad lower leg pain when walking. How can you tell if it is a nerve or circulation problem?

Bad lower leg pain when walking. How can you tell if it is a nerve or circulation problem?

Time to relief: Most vascular problems cramp with duration of walking and respond over 2-5 minutes to rest. "neurogenic claudication" or pinched nerves from back arthritis come on more slowly, take longer to respond (try sitting) and feel better if you lean on a shopping cart, etc. Nerve pain from disc usually worse with sitting, and better standing up. However, these are not hard rules. Get it looked at! ...Read more

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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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