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Can Hyperthyroidism Cause Poor Leg Circulation
Possibly: The sensation of creepy, crawly insect like disorder is more typical or superficial nerves responding to something topical such as a lotion, dry skin, etc. "poor circulation", presumably your refer to arterial, causes claudication, or a deep muscle ache. At your age, unless your have diabetic neuropathy, prior traumatic damage to your skin such as a burn, i would doubt. Ask your doctor to look. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sort of: Poor circulation is frequently caused by peripheral artery disease. In peripheral artery disease, the vessels can have chunks of cholesterol like substance hanging from their walls. When one of these breaks off, it can cause an embolism. This is just one of many reasons why we treat peripheral disease. ...Read more
Chicken or egg?: Depends on what you mean by "poor circulation. Rapidly beating hearts may pump blood inefficiently, reducing circulation in limbs & organs thus causing symptoms & complications. Or, clogging and hardening of the arteries may reduce blood flow to the heart, causing irregular rhythms like tachycardia. There are other more complex diseases that can also cause both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Normally no, but poor circulation to the brain can result in less oxygen flow to the brain and possibly more pressure buildup. Headaches have many causes. I would see a doctor and provide a history of your headaches and get a thorough exam and whatever testing might be needed to rule out more serious issues. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
More complicated: Very poor circulation causes pain with activity which leads to disuse. Disuse results in atrophy. ...Read more
Chills: Poor circulation can be associated with poor tolerance for the cold temperatures. ...Read more
Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?
Pain: firstly the symptoms are described may not be the result of poor circulation. If the symptoms are affecting the arms and the legs, mostly presenting as a numbness, I would consider that she may have some underlying nerve compression of the back. If she did not have risk factors for arterial disease, hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, or smoking, atherosclerotic changes are unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: It can be due to inadequate to circulation to the hands and/or feet, and the darkening or bluish color indicate inadequate oxygen supply to fingers and toes. Cyanosis can also point to other medical conditions, such as heart and/or lung issues, or vasospastic disease such as raynaud's. If the dark you are referring to is black, that might suggest gangrene and tissue death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can prolonged swelling swelling of the leg unrelated to vascular issues cause hair loss in said leg?
In short yes: chronic edema or otherwise noted swelling of the leg / lower extremity can be associated with what's known as stasis dermatitis. In which the skin becomes very tight and thin. Which results in micro tears, with chronic inflammation and metaplasia or changing of the cells, Which would theoretically result in hair loss. ...Read more
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