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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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