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What causes poor circulation in arms and legs?

What causes poor circulation in arms and legs?

Poor circulation: Poor circulation may be due to poor health, cholesterol, diabetes, alcohol, or other medical condition that may affect the vessels that carry blood to the extremities. Genetics play some role. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Does walking reduce venous pressure in your legs?

Does walking reduce venous pressure in your legs?

Yes: The squeezing of the calf muscles while walking will decrease the pressure in the veins by active compression. Other options to decrease the pressure is wearing compression hose and avoiding prolonged sitting. ...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 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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Veins in arms and legs feel warm?

Veins in arms and legs feel warm?

Unless red, hot or: swollen I would check your temperature to rule out a skin infection. All blood vessels feel warm since blood temperature inside your vessels is at least 98.6 ...Read more

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Can circulation problems in hands and feet cause constant cold extremities?

Can circulation problems in hands and feet cause constant cold extremities?

Circulation issues: Yes, circulation can impair blood flow to the hands and feet, and cause cold hands and feet, and in some cases even numbness. Another condition referred to as raynaud's phenomenon or disease can also cause whitish/bluish discoloration and cold hands and feet. I agree see a vascular specialist to determinie if you have either condition. ...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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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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Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Hypothyroid: Generally not circulatory issues unless the edema is tremendous, but definitely edema. See your family doc for help. ...Read more

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Concerning poor circulation? Does drinking hot soup improve hands or feet circulation?

Concerning poor circulation?  Does drinking hot soup improve hands or feet circulation?

Maybe: The contents of soup may help dilate vessels or the heat of it on your hands may do it. There may be natural vasodilators in the ingredients. Obviously you want to be careful that you do not burn yourself. Environmental factors do play a role in worsening or lessening the sensation of poor circulation. If this continues to be a problem, you should see your doctor for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can poor circulation cause non painful muscle twitching(not spasms) in legs and arm?

Can poor circulation cause non painful muscle twitching(not spasms) in legs and arm?

Sometimes: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible. ...Read more

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Hair loss, tremors in arms, hands, legs and feet, loss of balance and strength, numbness in legs and feet all after a lumbar puncture, why?

Hair loss, tremors in arms, hands, legs and feet, loss of balance and strength, numbness in legs and feet all after a lumbar puncture, why?

Unrelated: Why did you need an LP . Problems from spinals affect areas below the spinal it lower torso, legs, urination etc, It would not affect hands or make you shake, It may be part of why they wanted to examine your cerebro spinal fluid. Discuss with your MD or neurologist ...Read more

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Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

Can a slipped disc in neck cause numbness in my face, arms, and legs as well as leg weakness and altered gait and trouble walking?

See a physician: This sounds like something that needs to be looked at. You don't get facial numbness from a slipped disc or a herniated disc. Unlikely that symptoms would include the arms and legs as well as altered gait to the point of having trouble walking. This should be evaluated very soon by a physician. ...Read more

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Crawling feeling in legs once in lower leg now warm painless burning feeling in both legs up to thighs, stops w/pressure(tight socks), pinched nerve?

Crawling feeling in legs once in lower leg now warm painless burning feeling in both legs up to thighs, stops w/pressure(tight socks), pinched nerve?

Neuropathy: Crawling and warm feelings are not always from a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves are more commonly associated with pain. Neuropathy, which can be injury to a nerve down to the cellular level can be associated with burning and crawling as well as numbness. A nerve conduction study would be a good way to answer this question of nerve compression vs. Primary neuropathy. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in the legs better with ted stockings.

Burning sensation in the legs better with ted stockings.

Check with doc: Have you gotten your symptoms checked by a physician? Good to determine the root cause. ...Read more

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Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more

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29F pulsating sensation in both calves area throughout the day. towards end of day, weak legs. lifting legs or compression socks dont help. Suggestns?

29F pulsating sensation in both calves area throughout the day. towards end of day, weak legs. lifting legs or compression socks dont help. Suggestns?

May be inflamitory: This is an unusual symptom complex. It doesn't hurt? It sounds like it may be an auto immune problem. This should be seen by your doctor. Blood test to check for inflammatory problems may need to be done. Also thyroid levels, and examination of your pulses and circulation. ...Read more

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5 days post-op TKA. Numbness and tingling in lower leg , calf, and foot. Weakness in both hands. Slight dizziness when sitting or standing too long.

5 days post-op TKA. Numbness and tingling in lower leg , calf, and foot. Weakness in both hands. Slight dizziness when sitting or standing too long.

See your doctor: That is not normal. There can be a variety of causes-both serious and not. There is no way we could diagnose you in this setting. You need to talk to your doctor right away... ...Read more

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Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Probably not: There is no listing of edema being caused by Risperdal but any side effect is possible. I would look at poss varicose veins, hormones or other drug reactions. ...Read more

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