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Improving Blood Circulation In The Body
Gradual exercise: Although some medications and surgical procedures can restore compromised leg blood circulation, progressive exercise may stimulate "collateral" circulation. Unfortunately there may be genetic factors involved as well, since not all patients have ability to form new vessels. ...Read more
Ambulate: You asked how to increase blood circulation after gangrene. You have concerns about low blood pressure in the legs. The best advise would be to walk as much as you can tolerate. We know that patients who start an exercise program of walking until the feel pain i the legs are able to increase their walking overtime. These patients improve their circulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to improve spinal cord blood circulation? Will increase in blood circulation help to recover myelitis??
No: Assuming you have normal arteries, the spinal cord gets just exactly the degree of perfusion it needs; no more, no less. The brain and spinal cord need very high blood flow. Even if you could affect that, which you can't, it wouldn't help at all with an inflammatory disease. The damage, sorry to say, is done. ...Read more
Great Question!: Very quickly, high sugar levels lead to increased damage to blood vessels at all levels, especially where those vessels are very small. This causes the blood to slow and then not flow at all. When that happens, the tissue effected dies leading to gangrene. It occurs in the legs, but also in the brain (stroke), the heart (heart attack) and kidneys (renal failure) as well. ...Read more
Coagulation: Blood clotting is a process called coagulation that prevents excessive bleeding when blood vessels injured. Platelet (a type of blood cell) and proteins in plasma (the liquid part of blood) work together to form a clot over the injury. Typically, body will naturally dissolve the blood clot after the injury has healed. ...Read more
Gluconeogenesis: Gluconeogenesis is the process of making glucose from other fuels, and your body can do this from protein and fat. Mainly the liver does this. However, it is virtually impossible to eat a diet with "no carbs". Very low carb diets cause excessive ketosis, which causes a lot of symptoms. ...Read more
Here are some ...: There has been no known drugs or supplements which may specifically enhance circulation to the penis although maintaining free-flow circulation to all tissues and organs of the body is the surest way to give us a best possible opportunity to look nicer, feel better, & live longer. But in real life, only few people are willing & able to do so; the answer is healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. ...Read more
By a countless: Number of checks and balances. Primarily, Insulin is secreted to lower blood sugar after you eat, and glucagon is secreted to increase blood sugar inbetween meals and during exercise - both as necessary. A variety of other hormones also play a role, as do changes in the functioning of multiple internal organs. It's a very complicated and fascinating interactive ballet. ...Read more
Erectile dysfunction: Regardless of whether your penis is flaccid or erect, it's important to quit smoking and optimize blood pressure, cholesterol & sugars. See your Family Doc about all medications that you're taking along w/dietary supplements. Also choose to eat healthy foods & exercise regularly. Taking care of your heart & brain will also take care of penile health. ...Read more
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
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