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Can you naturally reverse atherosclerosis, poor circulation, peripheral artery disease?

Can you naturally reverse atherosclerosis, poor circulation, peripheral artery disease?

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 more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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What does poor circulation feel like?

What does poor circulation feel like?

Pain: You would primarily feel pain or discomfort when walking or exercising and this can be relieved by rest. In severe conditions there is even rest pain. Read more

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How do I improve my poor circulation?

How do I improve my poor circulation?

Depends on cause: What are the symptoms of poor circulation? Pain on walking. Shortness of breath, generalized tiredness? It can be a heart problem, a blocked artery in the leg, poor nutrition, or abnormalities in the blood. This calls for a complete physical examination followed by appropriate diagnostic tests as determined by the symptoms and physical examination. Read more

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What are the signs of poor circulation?

What are the signs of poor circulation?

Leg pain walking: Poor circulation to the legs has symptoms of calf pain on walking, relieved by stopping&resting. Poor circulation to the arms has symptoms of arm pain on using the arms. Physical exam will show absent pulses in the leg or arm displaying the pain with use. Vascular lab studies can confirm a diagnosis and xrays of the circulation can further support the diagnosis. Read more

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How do I no if I have poor circulation?

No pulses: Generally, you can feel pulses in the wrist and foot on the up surface of the ankle. If you have pulses in your extremities, you do not have poor circulation. If you don't have pulses, you may have poor circulation, but whether something should be done about it depends on whether you are having other problems. Read more

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What can I should about poor circulation?

What can I should about poor circulation?

Poor circulation: I suspect you mean peripheral vascular disease. If you smoke then stop. Get your cholesterol down to normal. Do a lot of walking. Read more

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What's good to take for poor circulation?

What's good to take for poor circulation?

At 26?: Best thing for circulation get off from tv set (if you are couch potato) be very active, do regular exercises, eat health balanced diet, I you have weight problem loose weigh you will have perfect circulation and will feel great. Read more

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How do I know if I have poor circulation?

At 31?: Unless you smoke, use cocaine, or have diabetes, the incidence of poor circulation at your age is. Read more

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What are the symptoms of poor circulation?

What are the symptoms of poor circulation?

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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What are common causes of poor circulation?

ASVD: Smoking, vasoconstriction, vasoocclusion, hypertension, drugs such as most stimulants, poor cardiac output leading to poor perfusion. Read more

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What medicine is good for poor circulation?

What medicine is good for poor circulation?

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 (clopidogrel) 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

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Is there a good way treat my poor circulation?

Multifactorial: First step is to quit smoking. Healthy lifestyle will help mitigate symptoms. Exercise and Pletal (cilostazol) are helpful. Talk to primary care to start with. Read more

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How would you know if you have poor circulation?

How would you know if you have poor circulation?

Ankle Brachial Index: When interpreted by an experienced physician, the ankle brachial index (abi) along with toe pressures and arterial waveforms is the best noninvasive indicator of poor circulation. In fact, decreased abi is a predictor of death, heart attack, and stroke and is a good way to identify people with vascular disease who may benefit from lifestyle change and medical treatment. See your doctor. Read more

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What can I do to help improve my poor circulation?

What can I do to help improve my poor circulation?

Poor circulation: Walking is great Aerobic activity Tight control of risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and cessation of smoking Read more

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What could cause poor circulation all of a sudden?

What could cause poor circulation all of a sudden?

Multiple things: Usually related to either a blockage suddenly getting worse or embolization (a blood clot being thrown from "upstream"). Read more

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Why are some symptoms if you have poor circulation?

Why are some symptoms if you have poor circulation?

Several: Thin shinny skin, loss of hair from legs, ulcers, redness, gangrene, pain with walking or exercise, sometimes rest pain. Read more

Bad Circulation (Definition)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate ...Read more