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31 y/o african american female and obese. Have high blood pressure and poor circulation in legs. Want to start a diet but i lose focus. What can I do?

31 y/o african american female and obese. Have high blood pressure and poor circulation in legs. Want to start a diet but i lose focus.  What can I do?

Small changes: Small changes, try to start by eliminating sugar containing drinks from your diet. I have had patients lose weight weekly by drinking water as their primary source of hydration- its calorie free and healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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36 y/o female. What can cause leg hair to not grow back on the shin area and in random areas on lower leg? Could it be from circulation problems?

36 y/o female. What can cause leg hair to not grow back on the shin area and in random areas on lower leg? Could it be from circulation problems?

Leg Hair Growth: The more the hair follicle is irritated, the more chance that it no longer can produce hair. While it is possible for a type of alopecia areata to occur on the legs, the hair loss is most likely due to chronic irritation. Circulation has nothing to do with it, although people with diabetes mellitus may have less hair on the legs, as do people with some endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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What to do about circulation problems in your legs?

A number of things : Could be done, like quit smoking(if smoker) & encourage others you live with to quit as well; get appropriate DX of the circulatory problems you have, and see a vascular specialist. He might suggest regular exercises to open up collateral channels, to bypass the blocked vessel; some meds are available as well to help. Surgery to graft or bypass the blockage might be needed. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left leg, what can this be the result of? A circulation problem?

I have a pain in my lower left leg, what can this be the result of? A circulation problem?

Several things: Some are: phlebitis (inflammation/clot in vein of leg), arterial--vascular--insufficiency, muscle strain, tendon or ligament problem, degenerative process in knee or sac around knee known as bursa, which is inflammed (bursitis), forms a cyst (popliteal cyst), then ruptures, causing pain and swelling down calf and leg. This last cause can exactly mimic phlebitis. Needs doctor's hx, px, dx, rx. ...Read more

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Bad lower leg pain when walking. How can you tell if it is a nerve or circulation problem?

Bad lower leg pain when walking. How can you tell if it is a nerve or circulation problem?

Time to relief: Most vascular problems cramp with duration of walking and respond over 2-5 minutes to rest. "neurogenic claudication" or pinched nerves from back arthritis come on more slowly, take longer to respond (try sitting) and feel better if you lean on a shopping cart, etc. Nerve pain from disc usually worse with sitting, and better standing up. However, these are not hard rules. Get it looked at! ...Read more

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Im 25 get neuropathy on both legs & arms. I know its due to circulation..What can I do ? I don't have health problems ..Dont wanttae meds.Why do I get

Im 25 get neuropathy on both legs & arms. I know its due to circulation..What can I do ? I don't have health problems ..Dont wanttae meds.Why do I get

Medical Evaluation: It is important to have this medically evaluated. Depending on cause, you can speak to your physician about options. I am currently treating patients with cold hands and feet with acupuncture with great results. ...Read more

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Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

See a Physician: I do not think that over the counter products will help your circulation. You should see a specialist and have your circulation checked out. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause blood clots and or swelling and pain in leg. Had blood clot a few months ago.. Went away. Years ago told my left side had circulation problems. More lower left leg swollen painful can't move it. Must pain right under knee

A : A swollen leg with a history of blood clots is a worrisome combination. You could very well have another clot, and blood clots in the legs can lead to bad complications. You need to be examined for this and have an ultrasound study. Do you have a history of injecting IV drugs into the veins in your legs? That's a great way to damage the veins and put you at risk for leg swelling and/or blood clots. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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