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Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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How do I improve blood circulation?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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How do I improve blood circulation?

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 more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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 can I do to improve poor blood circulation?

What can I do to improve poor blood circulation?

Know the cause: Unless you know the cause of your poor circulation, it will be hard to treat what you don't know the cause is. If you were to provide more of history, then we may help you better. ...Read more

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How do I improve my poor circulation?

How do I improve my poor circulation?

Depends on cause: What are the symptoms of poor circulation? Pain on walking. Shortness of breath, generalized tiredness? It can be a heart problem, a blocked artery in the leg, poor nutrition, or abnormalities in the blood. This calls for a complete physical examination followed by appropriate diagnostic tests as determined by the symptoms and physical examination. ...Read more

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How can I improve poor blood circulation?

How can I improve poor blood circulation?

Having cold hands?: Keeping warm, active, don't smoke, and of course a healthy, balanced diet/exercise will help you maintain good health. Since u are 36 and possibley having cold hands/feet? I suspect you may have a vasospastic condition called raynaud's phenomenon. When exposed to cold, this can cause significant symptoms--color changes, pain etc..Keep warm, wear gloves. Consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

Rohini Rao Dr. Rao
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How do I overcome poor blood circulation?

Rohini Rao Dr. Rao
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How do I overcome poor blood circulation?

Excercise, diet: The best way to overcome poor blood circulation is to promote circulation of your blood - exercise on a regular basis. In addition, it is important to maintain a healthy diet. High blood sugar, as with poorly controlled diabetes, high blood pressure, or atherosclerosis can damage blood vessels and prevent good circulation. ...Read more

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How do I get improve bad circulation?

How do I get improve bad circulation?

Get to cause first: You should try to figure out the cause before applying these remedies. It could be a herniated disk, or a pinched nerve, or thyroid or nerve dysfunction. That said, massage hands with rosemary, lavender or eucalyptus oil; gentle stretching; cook with turmeric and black pepper; garlic, ginger. Try taking ginkgo biloba as a supplement. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my circulation?

What can I do to improve my circulation?

A bit vague: Are u talking claudication? Cardiac ? More info needed. In general , exercise, dont smoke, good controll of your weight, suger, cholesterol, and compliance with your medications are paramount in improving your circulation. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my blood glucose levels?

What can I do to improve my blood glucose levels?

Best advice is to: Form a plan with a doctor and dietician: diet, exercise, and medication. Not a do-it-yourself project. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could significantly improve blood circulation to my legs?

Can you tell me how I could significantly improve blood circulation to my legs?

Diagnosis?: First the diagnosis must be confirmed. If due to large vessel obstructive disease, surgery should be considered either percutaneously or by open approach if severely symptomatic. Smoking is absolutely contraindicated. Anemia if present should be corrected if possible. ...Read more

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What can I do to help improve my poor circulation?

What can I do to help improve my poor circulation?

Poor circulation: Walking is great Aerobic activity Tight control of risk factors such as hypertension,diabetes,high cholesterol,and cessation of smoking ...Read more

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What can I do to overcome poor blood circulation?

What can I do to overcome poor blood circulation?

Exercise: Exercising 30 to 40 minutes a day for 5 days week should help. You can start very slowly and gradually increase duration and intensity. Walking, biking, or swimming are recommended. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve blood flow to my penis?

What can I do to improve blood flow to my penis?

General health: Eat right, exercise, stay healthy, don't use alcohol or tobacco, stay away from Anabolic steroids or supplements, be careful of certain drugs. An erection will increase the blood flow to your penis, but only temporarily. Like the viagra (sildenafil) ad says, call your doctor if your have an erection that lasts over 4 hours. ...Read more

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I have raynaud's, what can I do to improve my circulation?

I have raynaud's, what can I do to improve my circulation?

Avoid cold; try meds: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read more

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What do you do for poor blood circulation?

What do you do for poor blood circulation?

Vague question :-/: The question is vague so this answer may not be helpful. But, since "cold hands" and/or "cold feet" are common "poor circulation" complaints, i'll address those. These usually normal variants of autonomic nerve function are not a vascular disease. They require no treatment other than warming for comfort. But, if finger/toes turn white or dark blue or have pain, you should see a physician asap. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have poor blood flow (in feet)?

How do I know if I have poor blood flow (in feet)?

Get an exam: The best way is to be evaluated by a podiatrist. They can do a complete exam and decide if you need to be sent for further testing. If your feet are cold or you have trouble healing wounds you may have decreased blood flow. ...Read more

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Please advise how to significantly improve blood circulation to my legs?

Please advise how to significantly improve blood circulation to my legs?

Vascular: If you have questions and concerns regarding lower extremity blood flow....You should be evaluated by a vascular specialist. Meanwhile, don't smoke, watch intake of red meats, lower cholesterol, increase water intake.... Participate with high aerobic low impact exercises. ...Read more

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How do you cure poor leg circulation?

How do you cure poor leg circulation?

Good question!: If you smoke, don't! take Aspirin 75 mg - 325 mg daily. Keep BP and blood sugar under control. Exercise daily. Even if it's just for 15 min. Eat a mediterranean or low fat diet and take a statin. Finally, if you have rest pain, non-healing ulcers or very limiting pain with walking, consider revascularization by balloon/stent or surgery. ...Read more

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