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Doctor insights on: How To Improve Poor Circulation In Feet

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How to improve blood circulation in the feet?

How to improve blood circulation in the feet?

Exercise: Move your legs.Walk, but if you have calf pain see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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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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Can diabetes cause poor circulation in your legs?

Can diabetes cause poor circulation in your legs?

Diabetes/PAD: Absolutely, diabetes in well known to be associated with lower extremity circulation problems especially in the arteries below the knees. ...Read more

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What can cause poor circulation in your hands and feet?

What can cause poor circulation in your hands and feet?

Several: Heart disease, smoking, raynaud's syndrome, caffeine and diabetes can all contribute to poor circulation in the extremities. ...Read more

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How can I improve poor blood circulation?

How can I improve poor blood circulation?

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

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Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Yes: It can be due to inadequate to circulation to the hands and/or feet, and the darkening or bluish color indicate inadequate oxygen supply to fingers and toes. Cyanosis can also point to other medical conditions, such as heart and/or lung issues, or vasospastic disease such as raynaud's. If the dark you are referring to is black, that might suggest gangrene and tissue death. ...Read more

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Poor circulation what can I do for pain, numbness in arms and legs, poor circulation

Poor circulation what can I do for pain, numbness in arms and legs, poor circulation

Pain: firstly the symptoms are described may not be the result of poor circulation. If the symptoms are affecting the arms and the legs, mostly presenting as a numbness, I would consider that she may have some underlying nerve compression of the back. If she did not have risk factors for arterial disease, hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, or smoking, atherosclerotic changes are unlikely. ...Read more

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How to increase blood circulation in legs after gangrene?

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 more

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How to increase blood circulation in leggs?

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How to increase blood circulation in leggs?

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

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What causes one to experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

What causes one to experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

Raynaud's : Can do this, a vasospasm of the blood vessels, clogged arteries, cholesterol deposits....Can all cause poor circulation. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve poor blood circulation?

What can I do to improve poor blood circulation?

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

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What can a person do 2 reverse poor circulation in your legs?

What can a person do 2 reverse poor circulation in your legs?

See a doctor: You must know the cause of poor circulation before you can be treated for it. See you family doctor. ...Read more

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Why my neck veins feel dry? Like poor circulation.. How to improve veins/circulation?

Why my neck veins feel dry? Like  poor circulation.. How to improve veins/circulation?

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 more

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Why does poor circulation lead to hair loss in the lower limb?

Why does poor circulation lead to hair loss in the lower limb?

Poor Circulation: The hair follicle needs nutrients and the blood brings them the food they need! See picture and notice the blood vessels below the follicle. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can help poor circulation?

What can help poor circulation?

Walking: Walking, exercise, quitting tobacco smoking (if one smokes).. To begin with. ...Read more

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What sitting or standing position can lead to poor circulation in the foot?

Probably neither one: Sitting on ones leg may cause numbness due to possible compression of a nerve, but it will not cause "poor circulation". ...Read more

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My hands are cold because of poor circulation. Can I improve?

My hands are cold because of poor circulation. Can I improve?

Ca or alpha blocker.: This can be due to circulation difficulty, or it might be a symptom of hypothyroidism or vasculitis. There are vasospastic disorders, like raynaud's phenominon, that are triggered by cold exposure, with blanching, cyanosis, and redness, so the extremities must be kept warm. Calcium blockers like Nifedipine and Alpha blockers, like prazocin can help raynaud's. See your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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How to handle bad circulation in your arms while sleeping?

How to handle bad circulation in your arms while sleeping?

Sleep on your back: Do not sleep on the affected arm. Try to sleep on your back to avoid pressure on arm. Right thing to do is to see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost blood circulation in the hands and feet?

What can I do to boost blood circulation in the hands and feet?

Wear a hat: When the body is cold, the peripheral circulation clamps down to preserve the core body temperature. Wearing a hat causes less heat loss and keeps your hands and feet warmer. If you have high blood pressure, you could take a medication which dilates the blood vessels such as as certain calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

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What can help lack of blood circulation in the legs?

What can help lack of blood circulation in the legs?

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

Bad Circulation (Definition)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate ...Read more