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Can you naturally reverse atherosclerosis, poor circulation, peripheral artery disease?

Can you naturally reverse atherosclerosis, poor circulation, peripheral artery disease?

You can slow it down: We start to develop atherosclerosis in our 30's and generally it progresses as we age. People who have a family history of heart disease or stroke are more susceptible. You can slow down the progression of this disease by watching your cholesterol, keeping your blood pressure in check, attaining your ideal body weight and quitting smoking. Regular exercise, stress management and good eating helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Can poor peripheral perfusion increase risk for hypoxemia?

Can poor peripheral perfusion increase risk for hypoxemia?

Related but..: Usually if there is hypoxemia the the body shuts down peripheral perfusion and prefrential flow directed cetrally to vital organs. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation cause an embolism?

Can poor  circulation cause an embolism?

Sort of: Poor circulation is frequently caused by peripheral artery disease. In peripheral artery disease, the vessels can have chunks of cholesterol like substance hanging from their walls. When one of these breaks off, it can cause an embolism. This is just one of many reasons why we treat peripheral disease. ...Read more

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How can peripheral resistance relate to arterial pressure and cardiac output?

Blood pressure: Higher resistance for fixed co yields increased bp, vice versa. To keep BP constant, if co goes up, pr must go down. ...Read more

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How can peripheral vascular disease affect cardiac output?

How can peripheral vascular disease affect cardiac output?

Obstruction: The peripheral vessels are atherosclerotic-hardened and frequently partially blocked. The heart is pumping into a stiff set of pipes. Hypertension, high resistance have some effect. Many folks with PVD also have coronary disease. Up to 30-40%. ...Read more

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How can peripheral vascular disease affect cardiac output?

How can  peripheral vascular disease affect cardiac output?

Obstruction: The peripheral vessels are atherosclerotic-hardened and frequently partially blocked. The heart is pumping into a stiff set of pipes. Hypertension, high resistance have some effect. Many folks with PVD also have coronary disease. Up to 30-40%. ...Read more

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Can venous stasis lead to decreased venous return?

Can venous stasis lead to decreased venous return?

Venous stasis: The issue is one of vein hypertension, due to the impeded flow of blood returning to the heart, especially in the legs. This is due to incompetent valves in the veins. With increased blood pooling in the legs comes 'heavier' legs, swelling, pain from swelling, pitting in the skin, leakage of fluid and blood into the tissues, leakage of the fluid onto the skin causing maceration and destruction... ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause impaired blood circulation?

How can  diabetes cause impaired blood circulation?

Poor circulation: High glucose in the blood can cause damage to the arteries. Diabetes with high cholesterol and hypertension lead to higher incidents of heart attacks and strokes. Many diabetics have peripheral artery disease and get cramps in the calves. They heal poorly when there is an injury to the feet. The best thing to do is to have tight control of your blood sugar, see dr., quit smoking, exercise, diet. ...Read more

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Which has higher co2, cord arterial blood gas or venous?

Which has higher co2, cord arterial blood gas or venous?

The non-red blood: in the cord I forget which one has the oxygen, but that has the good air and not the bad air. I'm pretty sure it works reasonably with arterial going IN with oxygen and nutrients and coming back out with wastes and CO2. ...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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Can poor leg circulation cause formication ?

Possibly: The sensation of creepy, crawly insect like disorder is more typical or superficial nerves responding to something topical such as a lotion, dry skin, etc. "poor circulation", presumably your refer to arterial, causes claudication, or a deep muscle ache. At your age, unless your have diabetic neuropathy, prior traumatic damage to your skin such as a burn, i would doubt. Ask your doctor to look. ...Read more

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Does arterial insufficiency cause edema like chronic venous insufficiency?

Does arterial insufficiency cause edema like chronic venous insufficiency?

Venous edema: One of the hallmarks of chronic venous insufficiency is ankle and leg swelling. In the early stages of venous insufficiency, ankle and leg swelling occur at the end of the day and are relieved by leg elevation. In longstanding venous insufficiency, leg swelling is constant. Arterial insufficiency patients do not typically complain of lower extremity swellling. ...Read more

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Please explain why is pulmonary arterial blood pressure less than systemic arterial blood pressure?

Please explain why is pulmonary arterial blood pressure less than systemic arterial blood pressure?

PAP: The resistance to flow of blood is much lower in the lung than in the systemic circulation, this is why the pa pressure is normally lower than systemic pressure, the blood flow in both circuits is normally the same and pressure equals flow times resistance. ...Read more

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Can strong bounding pulse cause poor circulation which cause delayed or slow wound healing?

Not a chance: You are 22 and should have strong pulses. This means you do have good circulation and should heal well. If not look for other causes. ...Read more

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Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

Yes, except: Yes, except in areas of infarction where the myocardial cells have died. Infarcted myocardium is dead heart tissue. This is usually the result of a myocardium infarction, mi, or heart attack. The purpose of a cardiac intervention: balloon angioplasty or stent, is to save this tissue before the process becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure help poor circulation?

Does high blood pressure help poor circulation?

Not necessarily: High blood pressure can actually contribute to poor circulation as a powerful risk factor for peripheral vascular disease. Once established, low blood pressure may exacerbate peripheral vascular disease, but as a rule, high BP is not a treatment. ...Read more

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Cardiac circulation is ?

Cardiac circulation is ?

Blood flow: Cardiac circulation refers to the blood flow supplying the heart. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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