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Can You Reverse Poor Circulation
You can slow it down: We start to develop atherosclerosis in our 30's and generally it progresses as we age. People who have a family history of heart disease or stroke are more susceptible. You can slow down the progression of this disease by watching your cholesterol, keeping your blood pressure in check, attaining your ideal body weight and quitting smoking. Regular exercise, stress management and good eating helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: There are several medications that are helpful for a variety of reasons. Cilostazol can help but has potential issues or patients who should not use this drug. Platelet medications like Aspirin and Plavix can also be beneficial as can statin cholesterol medications and b blocker medicines for blood pressure control. Any and all medications should only be starte after thorough exam by your md. ...Read more
Numbness, pain, etc.: Many times, there are no symptoms at first. As this progresseses, one may notice numbness, and tingling in an extremity, and might need to dangle it over a chair or the side of a bed if it is a leg. If one walks, things like claudication or pain in the calves might occur which is relieved by rest. Ultimately, it gets to where pain occurs at rest, and later the limb can become ischemic, etc. ...Read more
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