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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer