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Home Remedies For Poor Circulation In The Legs
Evaluation 1st: Get a comprehensive evaluation first, for a reliable diagnosis. However, natural approaches may also help, once you know what you're dealing with ; aren't missing something acute. Classical homeopathy treatment -- with an experienced practitioner taking your case deeply -- has shown effectiveness in osteo- and other types of arthritis. http://homeopathyusa.org/home/eb/arthritis.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: It depends probably on your weight, health, physical condition, and diet. Good exercise can help this a lot, along with weight loss. These often go hand & hand. They can also improve your health, which is part genetic and part what you make of it. A healthy diet of limited fats, sugars, and especially salt can really help blood flow by lowering pressure and lowering risk for atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Temporarily: Placing your feet in warm water (note: not steaming hot!) can help a bit with circulation, as can a heating pad or compress. Heat causes the blood vessels to dilate, allowing more volume of blood to pass through. If there is severe stenosis or blockage, this is not effective. See a vascular surgeon if you are having blood flow problems, as hot water is not a treatment on it's own. ...Read more
Circulation: There's no great vitamin or herb that will consistently improve circulation in your hands at night. One thing i would recommend doing is getting a checkup by your doctor, specifically for things like diabetes and anemia. They will also do a thorough exam to see if this is a neurological problem or a vascular problem. ...Read more
How do they test for arterial insufficiency in a leg where the calf muscle cramps or reflects oxygen insufficiency, when there is a pulse at the foot.
Ultrasound first: First, a doppler exam of your pulses is performed. There are 3 major arteries below the knee. If 1 or more are missing or of poor amplitude, an arteriogram is perfomed. Sometimes at the same sitting, a narrowed artery can be dilated. ...Read more
Suspected lupus in jan14 - can this be the reason for proximal weakness in both arms and legs, with the result, my leg 'gives way' when i walk?
Sometimes: If they turn purple when you are standing up it could mean that your circulation is impaired. You could also have a vascular condition that causes constriction of the blood vessels. Have it checked by a vascular specialist. ...Read more
Sleep: If your sleep is interrupted by leg pain, the most common cause for someone your age is arthritis pain, but the other one to consider is something called restless leg syndrome, which can be detected by a sleep study. Before being treated for RLS, I would get your iron level checked as that can be a cause of restless leg syndrome. ...Read more
Can my cause for proximal weakness in both legs and arms be caused through lupus - with the result leg 'gives way' when i walk?
Is there a treatment in form of medicine available to better circulation in lower legs apart from angioplasty and byass.Can nerve damage be reveresed?
Spinal Cord: A spinal cord stimulator has been shown to improve circulation. It is done regularly in Europe. It is approved in United States but most surgeons won't refer a patient for it. Can nerve damage be reversed. A nerve regrows for up to a year. Whatever damage remains after a year is unlikely to improve. ...Read more
I need to find a good dr. In the houston medical center that only deals with poor circulation of the lowere extremities that causes swelling and pain ?
What can cause neuropathy in my hands ,arms, feet and legs that gets worse with activity. They checked for diabetes, thyroid also vitamin issues none of those is the cause. ?
Problems: It is time to see a Neurologist! ...Read more
Likely normal: Many of my patients have this complaint. Fortunately, most of the time this is a normal feeling. Signs of a circulation problem may include buttock pain while exerting yourself or extreme color changes in your fingers when exposed to temperature change. ...Read more
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