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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Poor Circulation In The Legs

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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 was diagnosed with cellulitis bad circulation in my legs is there some kind of treatment for this?

I was diagnosed with cellulitis bad circulation in my legs is there some kind of treatment for this?

Yes for both: Cellulitis is skin infection and is treated with antibiotics-- typically you need to have an adequate blood supply in order for the antibiotics to reach the site of infection though. If your blood supply is poor, you would need further studies to identify why and where exactly the problem is, such as angiogram, ct or mri, and then there are many options to improve it with stents, bypass etc ...Read more

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What can a person do 2 reverse poor circulation in your legs?

What can a person do 2 reverse poor circulation in your legs?

See a doctor: You must know the cause of poor circulation before you can be treated for it. See you family doctor. ...Read more

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If my legs feel heavy, does that mean I have poor circulation?

If my legs feel heavy, does that mean I have poor circulation?

Pagin doctor so n so: See your doctor to get checked out to rule out anything serious! ...Read more

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If I have poor circulation in one leg, making it colder than the other, would it affect the results of an EMG/NCS?

If I have poor circulation in one leg, making it colder than the other, would it affect the results of an EMG/NCS?

Probably Not, But...: Although temperature does play a role in the outcome of an EMG/NCV study, most neurophysiologists check temperature during the test to identify this as a source of error. To some extent, the answer to this question depends on the results of the test and the skill set of the person doing the test. I would discuss it with the doctor who performed the test, if possible. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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What are my options for poor circulation in my legs. I am at the point that I often cannot feel my legs and they are very cold. Thank you.

What are my options for poor circulation in my legs. I am at the point that I often cannot feel my legs and they are very cold. Thank you.

Peripheral vascular: If the circulation to your legs is poor you need to see a vascular doc to evaluate the situation. There are various options. If you are smoking you need to stop. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and I cannot feel my legs. Is this a sign of poor circulation? Or could it be something more serious?

Unlikely: A 29 year old is unlikely to have "poor circulation" to the legs, or what we call peripheral arterial disease (pad). You're also unlikely to have vein disease that would cause these symptoms. Discuss with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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If you have poor circulation, why do you get spots on your legs?

Depends on the cause: Patients with venous circulation problems will get "spots", usually brownish discoloration or small veins, around the ankle. This comes from increased pressure in the veins that causes small amount s of blood to escape into the tissue. Arterial problems usually have non healing sores not spots on their foot or toes and occasionally blue or red discoloration when they hand their foot down ...Read more

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My mon have verico vains in legs sometime when she walks her legs feel warm is that poor circulation?

My mon have verico vains in legs sometime when she walks her legs feel warm is that poor circulation?

No: Varicose veins can cause swelling and discoloration of legs she should be seen by a vascular surgeon to check for venous incompetence and treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of spots on legs from poor circulation?

Spots from vein circ: Venous hypertension aka venous circulation problems can cause both hyperpigmentation [ brown spots ] and hypopigmentation [ atrophic or whitish spots} proper treatment of the underlying venous issue is essential however many of the skin changes can not be reversed. The reddish spot respond the best but not always. See a vein specialist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the type of doctor that helps with poor circulation in legs?

What is the type of doctor that helps with poor circulation in legs?

Several options: Vascular surgeons would be the most direct answer to your question. However, interventional cardiologists also perform procedures to correct this type of problem. Any of a number of doctors could also help diagnose such problems. ...Read more

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Does this sound like poor circulation to you if legs are mottled?

Does this sound like poor circulation to you if legs are mottled?

Possibly: Probably yes but role out other causes like severe cardiac dysjuntion/shock, medication related, cold exposure. ...Read more

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What can I do to reverse poor circulation in my legs and feet?

What can I do to reverse poor circulation in my legs and feet?

Poor circulation?: Foremost, let me say that again...Foremost is stop smoking (for those who are), healthy diet, control blood pressure and blood sugars. Keep cholesterol under control w help of your physician and regular exercise. ...Read more

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Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Is there a medical device for aches and poor circulation in feet and legs?

Yes and no: The are medical devices such as over the counter arch supports or physician prescribed orthotics that may help with your arch problems. Poor circulation usually requires a good evaluation to determine the cause before deciding what treatment may be helpful. Dr l. ...Read more

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Poor circulation what can I do for pain, numbness in arms and legs, poor circulation

Poor circulation what can I do for pain, numbness in arms and legs, poor circulation

Pain: Firstly the symptoms are described may not be the result of poor circulation.

If the symptoms are affecting the arms and the legs, mostly presenting as a numbness, I would consider that she may have some underlying nerve compression of the back.

If she did not have risk factors for arterial disease, hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, or smoking, atherosclerotic changes are unlikely. ...Read more

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I f I am experiencing leg cramps does that mean I have poor circulation?

Not necessarily: Cramps, tightness or "charley horses" during walking or activity might be intermittent claudication. This is a symptom common with pad. Cramps at night or during periods of inactivity that improves with walking is unlikely pad or poor circulation. Discussion with your physician may help further determine what the issue is. ...Read more

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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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Which type of doctor can help with poor circulation in legs?

Vascular Surgeon: A vascular surgeon is a specialist in the blood vessels of the body outside of the heart. They are trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the blood vessels with medication, surgery, and minimally invasive techniques (such as angioplasty and stenting) and are the only complete specialist in the vascular system. Visit www. Vascularweb. Org to find a vascular specialist near you. ...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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What are the possible causes of poor circulation in the leg with top of foot burning the day before?

Causes of poor: Leg circulation can be smoking, elevated cholesterol, fatty deposits in the arterial wall, radiation exposure. There are systemic diseases like diabetes that have increased chances of developing peripheral arterial disease. Peripheral arterial disease does not develop overnight so your day before top of the foot burning pain is not such an important clue. ...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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My legs always fall asleep. Many times, it wakes me up in the morning and they are very painful & asleep. Is this a sign of poor circulation?

Unlikely: Unlikely that it is secondary to poor circulation. If this was the case you would have worsening pain with physical activity while this could be positional. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and am all of a sudden getting poor circulation in my right leg with pain in the back of my knee that radiates through my thigh what could this?

Unlikely: Unless you have a very rare disease, it's unlikely that a 23 year old's symptoms come from poor circulation. It's important because the treatment for circulation deficiency and other causes of pain is entirely different. Chondromalacia patella or related conditions is much more likely. See: http://www. Pamf. Org/sports/king/condromaliciapatella. Html. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience pain, cramping and tiredness in the leg while walking due to poor circulation?

Is it normal to experience pain, cramping and tiredness in the leg while walking due to poor circulation?

Yes: Claudication, a sypmtom of decresed arterial flow to the legs, will show up as cramping after a predictable distance of walking. Tiredness in the legs is more typically associated with venous problems. ...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

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