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Doctor insights on: How To Improve Circulation After A Stroke

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How can I improve circulation in my feet?

How can I improve circulation in my feet?

Circulation: Exercise! any and all forms of cardiovascular exercise. Treadmill, stationary bike, jumping rope...Etc. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 does stretching do to improve circulation?

Movement: Stretching improves circulation by causing increased blood flow through the tissues. Lengthening muscles and tendons allows blood to move more freely through the blood vessels and also helps the heart beat faster to push blood faster through the vessels. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are exercises that will help improve circulation to my leg ulcer?

Ulcer: 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

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Hi,30% circulation in left lower leg,prescribed trental (pentoxifylline) 400mg & Cilostazol 50mg.Will these meds improve circulation.Can angioplasty be avoided by meds?

Hi,30% circulation in left lower leg,prescribed trental (pentoxifylline) 400mg & Cilostazol 50mg.Will these meds improve circulation.Can angioplasty be avoided by meds?

Depends on symptoms: 30% nl is low pletal (cilostazol) may.help increase walking but not pain at rest or ulcer /gangrene of foot See a vascular surgeon to decide best course if action if yoy smoke STOP ASAP!!! ...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 is there to take to improve my circulation?

Exercise: Moderate daily aerobic exercise for 20-30 min per day can potentially improve circulation. Pills are not the answer for this. ...Read more

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What are some techniques to improve my circulation?

What are some techniques to improve my circulation?

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

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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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Could exercising more and changing to a healthy diet improve my circulation?

Could exercising more and changing to a healthy diet improve my circulation?

Yes: Low fat low cholesterol diets (heart healthy) diets help clean out the blood vessels and exercise improves circulation. Aerobic exercise is good for circulation while weight lifting (anaerobic exercise) may contribute to high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is there any way i can improve my circulation to get warm fingers and toes?

Is there any way i can improve my circulation to get warm fingers and toes?

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

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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?

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

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Often cold and pale with cold nose because of bad circulation. How can I improve my circulation?

Often cold and pale with cold nose because of bad circulation. How can I improve my circulation?

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

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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

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

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How do I improve blood circulation?

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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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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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 are some natural ways to improve blood circulation?

What are some natural ways to improve blood circulation?

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

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Is there a supplement that can assist in improving circulation?

Is there a supplement that can assist in improving circulation?

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

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How effective are vibration massagers for improving blood circulation?

How effective are vibration massagers for improving blood circulation?

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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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes bad circulation and can you improve it?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes bad circulation and can you improve it?

Explain: What exactly do you mean by bad circulation. This could mean many different things. In general peripheral arterial disease is worse with high cholesterol and poorly controlled diabetes and high blood pressure. Controlling these risks and exercising can help. ...Read more