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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Poor Circulation In Legs

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 causes poor circulation in arms and legs?

What causes poor circulation in arms and legs?

Poor circulation: Poor circulation may be due to poor health, cholesterol, diabetes, alcohol, or other medical condition that may affect the vessels that carry blood to the extremities. Genetics play some role. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause poor circulation in your legs?

Can diabetes cause poor circulation in your legs?

Diabetes/PAD: Absolutely, diabetes in well known to be associated with lower extremity circulation problems especially in the arteries below the knees. ...Read more

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What are causes of having poor leg circulation and excessive sweating in my groin area?

What are causes of having poor leg circulation and excessive sweating in my groin area?

Circulation: Without delay you should either go to the Emergency Room or make a quick appointment with your doctor. It may turn out not to be a big problem but you do need to find out ASAP. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation in legs cause a prickly / burning sensation ? Seems worse when i'm sat down , especially when driving.

Can poor circulation in legs cause a prickly / burning sensation ? Seems worse when i'm sat down , especially when driving.

Yes: The decreased blood flow, often when in a position like sitting that can decrease the normal flow of blood, may cause classic "pins and needles" or a burning sensation. You seem young at 34 to have this type of issue, but get checked by your dr. To be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will multiple surgeries on 1 leg cause poor circulation?

Need doctor's help! will multiple surgeries on 1 leg cause poor circulation?

Possibly: It depends on what type of surgeries. If the vein is harvested for bypass, for instance, the venous and lymphatics are impacted and swelling can ensue. If the arterial circulation is impacted, symptoms may be pain with walking or even difficulty healing wounds. ...Read more

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When i run my arms n legs turns numb and heavy which makes breathing even harder. What cause that? Poor circulation? What do I need to do? Call my pcp

Yes to see your PCP: But most likely you are just a normal person, who has recently started to run/exercise. The symptoms you mentioned are normal in that scenario. Your circulation is normal. As you continue and develop stamina, all these symptoms would reduce considerably. Though do check with your pcp to ensure you are healthy and get some baseline labs. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation in your legs cause hot or a burning almost numbing feeling in your feet?

Can poor circulation in your legs cause hot or a burning almost numbing feeling in your feet?

Burning feet: Yes poor circulation can cause those things but at times worn out nerve endings (neuropathy) can also be responsible. Ask your doctor and if he is not certain he/she can ask a vascular surgeon to help sort it out. That is an issue they have to sort out frequently. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation cause non painful muscle twitching(not spasms) in legs and arm?

Can poor circulation cause non painful muscle twitching(not spasms) in legs and arm?

Sometimes: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible. ...Read more

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How do you remove spots on the legs caused by poor blood circulation?

How do you remove spots on the legs caused by poor blood circulation?

Depends: Most "vascular spots" are either spdier veins angiomas or hemosiderin deposits from venous insufficiency the first two can be treated with injections or laser the last is hard to treat and the goal is to prevent further extension Arterial disease can cause purple or bluish spots that are usually painful snd in the feet ...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