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How To Improve Circulation After A Stroke
One option: remain physically active.Get a more detailed answer ›
Firstly the need to define what type of ulceration you have.
Venous ulcerations are secondary to venous reflux, and should be managed by destroying the problem of the reflux, usually accomplished by thermal ablation of the vein.
Arterial ulcers are secondary to arterial insufficiency, and should be treated by identifying the arterial problem treating it.
Exercise with walking Is important ...Read more
What could improve circulation as my feet are swelling and spreading with spots,I am wearing the health stockings?
Walking : Walking can improve your symptomsGet a more detailed answer ›
I am a diabetic that has already had a full leg bypass surgery to improve circulation. Now I am having tunneling in the largest wound?
Hi,30% circulation in left lower leg,prescribed trental (pentoxifylline) 400mg & Cilostazol 50mg.Will these meds improve circulation.Can angioplasty be avoided by meds?
Strengthen the heart: When it comes to circulation it all begins at the heart. Cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart and makes it work more efficiently. That's why marathon runners are so healthy. Their heart beats may beat only 50 times a minute and get the job done, as opposed to 80 times a minute in an unhealthy person. ...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 more
I've had a lot of: Success using a dilute mixture of Nitroglycerin ointment in petrolatum, but this only works if the cause of your cold fingers and toes is due to vasospastic disease, not an occlusion of an artery. It's best to get evaluated by a vascular surgeon, but if it is vasospastic disease, this is associated with several kinds of arthritic conditions, in which case, see a rheumatologist. Hope this helps! ...Read more
There are times when my entire body feels cold. I had blood work done and was told I had low iron. How do I improve my circulation to be warmer?
Exercise daily: Human body needs daily exercise: movement and activity as opposed to sedentary life on a desk , sofa or bed. So we need to devote 1-2 hours of time where your body is moving: either as a brisk walk, jog or in the Gym exercising including weight lifting. This will give you extra body heat and help improve your muscle strength and mental state. Your doctor can check your blood counts(CBC) if needed ...Read more
Cold nose: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of nose coldness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms. Cold weather, normal ageing, hypothyroidism, viral respiratory tract infections, seasonal affective disorder. ...Read more
My mother is 70 yrs old, she had a stroke 3yrs ago, sometimes she cool but sometimes @ night her legs an feet go numb. Like poor curculation in them an it gets painful. Is there anything she can do for that? Prob nerves are damaged from the stroke
Agree: Stroke, or cerebrovascular accident, can cause localized nerve anoxia (loss of oxygen) to the tissues. This can cause immediate nerve palsy/dysfunction that can mimic a neuropathy, or actually neuropathy itself. Discuss the findings/symptoms with her neurologist (if you are able to) and discuss available treatments. Physical therapy is still the mainstay treatment with low dose of gabapentin. ...Read more
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
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
Enhance nitric oxide: L-arginine (if < 40yo and no heart disease), neo40, resveratrol, aerobic exercise, foods that generate nitrix oxide, e.g. Kale, spinach, arugula. Acupuncture, green tea, hot baths. If you have varicose veins or spider veins, also look into butcher's broom supplement. ...Read more
L-ARGININE: Very potent vasodilator. Current studies are also looking into some flavinoids in fruits and vegetables as far as their ability to increase Nitric Oxide at the level of the blood vessel walls. ...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
No : No they will not.Get a more detailed answer ›