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How To Improve Lymphatic Circulation
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
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
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
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
See vascular doc: Doctors that specialize in circulation will evaluate your circulatory status. Sometimes testing includes pressure measurements and at times angiography. Severe arterial blockage can be treated with ballon angioplasty or surgery. There are medications that can improve the circulation as well. A supervised exercise can improve arterial circulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Vaccines: You cannot improve your immune system, but you can utilize it to produce the antibodies that will protect you against many common but potentially quite severe illnesses. Get your tetanus, pertussis, and influenzal vaccines up to date. If you plan to travel, check the cdc website for recommendations for vaccines and prophylaxis necessary for the places you are going. Stay healthy, eat well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal: By dry I am assuming you mean empty. If you don't notice any bulging neck veins while standing up, that is pretty normal. You may see more bulging while lying down or especially if you are upside down. We look at neck veins to see if someone is fluid overloaded. This is not a very accurate/sensitive test. If you feel you are dehydrated, drink more fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: Lymphoma is a cancer arising in the lymphatic system which is connected to the circulatory (blood) system. The disease typically begins in the lymph glands and travels as cancerous cells(lymphocytes) in the blood and may also involve the bone marrow. Most patients will present with enlarged lymph glands or with changes in the blood. ...Read more
Interrupted flow: Several things can interrupt, constrict or obstruct the flow of lymph through the lymphatics Local surgery or radiation, tumors, parasitic infiltration are some. If you are asking about peripheral edema like swelling of an extremity then cardiovascular conditions can too. Lymphocytes are immune system cells that inhabit lymph nodes which requires a different response if that's what you meant ...Read more
Tissue swelling: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues.Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. Yes I am certified in lymphatic therapy. We use fda approved lymphedema laser therapy for lymph drainage. ...Read more
Exercise : The first response to exercise is to increase heart rate and then blood pressure. This is the followed by several physiologic responses such as shunting blood to the muscles and the use of both Amino Acids from proteins and fats for production of energy. There are other long term changes that take place also. ...Read more
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