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Blood Circulation Problems
I have a heartbeat feeling on the right side of my stomach been there for a while and have bad blood circulation problems in family what does that mea?
If you are thin: it just means that you are feeling your main blood vessel's pulsation and that is normal. ...Read more
What is the possible cause of always feel cold?Would it related with blood circulation or metabolism problem?Please advice.
I often feel problems with blood circulation in my feet if i sit in an awkward position for a minute or two. Could this be raynouds phenomenon?
No: I have seen a great deal of Chilblains and frost bite. It is from cold exposure. The little or short exposures are the worst, ie, the house to the cold car or into a hot store and back to a cold car. You need to dress warmer, lots of layers, good warm boots, hat, long underwear, etc. Take some fish oil and warm up slowly. ...Read more
Depends: Problems of "blood circulation" can be variously and broadly defined. Can be as simple as cool extremities with normal blood vessels, or as severe as possible loss of limbs due to significantly blocked vessels. Also depends on whether the problems are arterial or venous. So recommendations for "improvement" depend on cause. Risk factor control, exercise, judicious medication use are options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise is good: Overall good blood circulation is best supported by making healthy lifestyle and behavioral choices. Eat well and sensibly, watch your weight, avoid tobacco which narrows blood vessels, know your family and personal risk for developing atherosclerosis of your blood vessels. Exercise, including cardiovascular, will help your heart and blood vessels stay healthy. ...Read more
Gradual exercise: Although some medications and surgical procedures can restore compromised leg blood circulation, progressive exercise may stimulate "collateral" circulation. Unfortunately there may be genetic factors involved as well, since not all patients have ability to form new vessels. ...Read more
Careful history/phys: A detailed history and physical by a practitioner qualified to study circulation issues can help so much here! a close scrutiny of the various pulses in the body and any accompanying deficiencies attendant to them will be your best bet. Good luck! ...Read more
Your skin should: feel warm and look pink. Your hands and feet should feel warm too. If you are moving, your blood will be circulating well. Your heart pumps blood to every organ, especially the brain, and when exercising, it pumps it throughout your body, and to your muscles.If your circulation is poor, your complexion may look pale, and you may feel cold all the time. In that case UR doctor needs to do a work up. ...Read more
Enhance nitric oxide: L-arginine (if < 40yo and no heart disease), neo40, resveratrol, aerobic exercise, foods that generate nitrix oxide, e.g. Kale, spinach, arugula. Acupuncture, green tea, hot baths. If you have varicose veins or spider veins, also look into butcher's broom supplement. ...Read more
Circulation: Figuring out those problems is a doctor's job ...Read more
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