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I am getting numbness in face and right arm at night is this due to poor circulation i also have pain in left carotid artery and weak heart?

I am getting numbness in face and right arm at night is this due to poor circulation i also have pain in left carotid artery and weak heart?

Concerning: A blockage in the left carotid area can cause numbness,tingling and paralysis of the right side of the body. A vascular surgeon is best qualified to deal with this serious issue and I feel that this should be evaluated urgently. I assume you are already taking daily aspirin and more treatment may be needed to avoid a stroke if there is significant blockage in that artery. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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I'm scared, circulation problems?

I'm scared, circulation problems?

By all means: get medically evaluated to find out if you do. Knowledge is power. If you have circulatory problems then they can be addressed. Take care. ...Read more

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What is collateral circulation?

What is collateral circulation?

Accessory pathways: Collateral circulation is a term used to describe alternative pathways of blood flow that become prominent when a main vessel is blocked. These smaller vessels exist in everyone but are usually very small if the normal pathway is open. Some areas of the body have more secondary branches to provide collateral circulation than others. ...Read more

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Cardiac circulation is ?

Cardiac circulation is ?

Blood flow: Cardiac circulation refers to the blood flow supplying the heart. ...Read more

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What is hyperkinetic circulation ?

What is hyperkinetic circulation ?

Look up word roots:: hyper (increased, unusually active) kinetic (motion). Circulation refers to blood flow. During exercise, angry or anxious states, heart output & rate commonly increases, thus hyperkinetic compared to resting. However, I am dubious of this description as having any quantitative reliability, much significance or much, if any, diagnostic value. ...Read more

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How do I improve blood circulation?

How do I improve blood circulation?

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 more

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What is good.For.Blood circulation?

What is good.For.Blood circulation?

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

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How do you cure poor leg circulation?

How do you cure poor leg circulation?

Good question!: If you smoke, don't! take Aspirin 75 mg - 325 mg daily. Keep BP and blood sugar under control. Exercise daily. Even if it's just for 15 min. Eat a mediterranean or low fat diet and take a statin. Finally, if you have rest pain, non-healing ulcers or very limiting pain with walking, consider revascularization by balloon/stent or surgery. ...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 are signs of bad blood circulation?

Bad circulation: A cold and blue extremity would be two signs of poor circulation to that extremity ...Read more

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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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Whats good to take for poor circulation ?

Whats 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