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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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How can diabetes cause impaired blood circulation?

How can  diabetes cause impaired blood circulation?

Poor circulation: High glucose in the blood can cause damage to the arteries. Diabetes with high cholesterol and hypertension lead to higher incidents of heart attacks and strokes. Many diabetics have peripheral artery disease and get cramps in the calves. They heal poorly when there is an injury to the feet. The best thing to do is to have tight control of your blood sugar, see dr., quit smoking, exercise, diet. ...Read more

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Can heart problems (high blood pressure) cause dental problems?

Can heart problems (high blood pressure) cause dental problems?

Not likely.: Not likely that high blood pressure can cause dental problems. Diabetes can be a contributing factor in the development of periodontal (gum & bone) disease. Periodontal disease can be a contributing factor to heart disease. The inflammatory process can raise your c-reactive protein level contributing to heart disease. ...Read more

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Blood pressure problem signs?

Blood pressure problem signs?

Blood Pressure Signs: Hypertension is often known as the 'silent' disease. It can be very high for a very long time without causing any noticeable symptoms. But, common symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, fatigue, chest pain, irregular heart rhythms, sometimes shortness of breath. It is wise to always know where your blood pressure is and to keep track of it. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure help poor circulation?

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Not necessarily: High blood pressure can actually contribute to poor circulation as a powerful risk factor for peripheral vascular disease. Once established, low blood pressure may exacerbate peripheral vascular disease, but as a rule, high BP is not a treatment. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause erection problems ?

Can high blood pressure cause erection problems ?

Possible: A 19 year old with high blood pressure needs to be seen by a hypertension (blood pressure) specialist to rule out "secondary causes", meaning is there something else wrong that is causing the blood pressure to be high. Erectile dysfunction is important to know for the evaluation. ...Read more

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Could low blood pressure cause bad circulation?

Could low blood pressure cause bad circulation?

It can...: But it's not that simple. The body 'autoregulates.' if your BP drops, the body can compensate....To a point. The question is, how old is the patient, and are they symptomatic? ...Read more

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Are heart problems low blood pressure?

Are heart problems  low blood pressure?

Possibly: There are a number of conditions that can cause low blood pressure, from heart to hydration to kidney dysfunction. If you are symptomatic (lightheaded, feeling like you could pass out when standing), seek care. ...Read more

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Could low blood pressure cause venous stasis?

No: venous stasis, usually referring to blood pooling in the veins of the legs is due to incompetent leaking valves in the vein there. The pooling blood leads to increased pressur in the veins of the lower legs, which can cause injury to the skin in the lower legs. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause poor circulation in your legs?

Can diabetes cause poor circulation in your legs?

Diabetes/PAD: Absolutely, diabetes in well known to be associated with lower extremity circulation problems especially in the arteries below the knees. ...Read more

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Can blood transfusions causes strokes?

Can blood transfusions causes strokes?

There: Are reports in the medical literature suggesting increased risk of stroke and heart attack in patients receiving transfusions perioperatively. This is a complex issue beyond scope of this site. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon. Also talk to hematologist if needed. ...Read more

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Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Can blood clot in vein cause vision lost?

Yes. BRVO & CRVO.: Branch retinal vein occlusion (brvo) and central retinal vein occlusion (crvo) are due to clotting in these tiny retinal vessels. There are mild and severe vein obstructions leading to varying degrees of vision loss. In the last five years, several innovations in the treatment of these diseases has occurred. Early detection and treatment of the condition and it's underlying causes is key. Exam. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause venous stasis? Or unrelated?

Can low blood pressure cause venous stasis?  Or unrelated?

LBP and Venous Stasi: Blood pressure is disease of the arteries. Venous stasis is disease of the veins. While both may exist in the same patient, they are not necessarily connected. Venous stasis is due to floppy veins, usually in the lower extremities. The back flow of blood is what causes the increased blood pressure in the veins. The increased pressure allows fluid to leak into the tissues causing venous stasis. ...Read more

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Does poor blood circulation make you thinner?

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Does poor blood circulation make you thinner?

No: Not directly or causally related, though diseases associated with poor circulation may also be associated with weight loss. ...Read more

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