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If my legs feel heavy, does that mean I have poor circulation?

If my legs feel heavy, does that mean I have poor circulation?

Pagin doctor so n so: See your doctor to get checked out to rule out anything serious! ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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When i run my arms n legs turns numb and heavy which makes breathing even harder. What cause that? Poor circulation? What do I need to do? Call my pcp

When i run my arms n legs turns numb and heavy which makes breathing even harder. What cause that? Poor circulation? What do I need to do? Call my pcp

Yes to see your PCP: But most likely you are just a normal person, who has recently started to run/exercise. The symptoms you mentioned are normal in that scenario. Your circulation is normal. As you continue and develop stamina, all these symptoms would reduce considerably. Though do check with your pcp to ensure you are healthy and get some baseline labs. ...Read more

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Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Statistically...: Unfortunately, these effects you describe don't just have an effect on the feet and legs. The effect vital organs are effected as well. 5 years has been reported as an expected life span after an amputation, but this is just an average. It could be more or less depending on many other lifestyle factors. ...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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If I have poor circulation in one leg, making it colder than the other, would it affect the results of an EMG/NCS?

If I have poor circulation in one leg, making it colder than the other, would it affect the results of an EMG/NCS?

Probably Not, But...: Although temperature does play a role in the outcome of an EMG/NCV study, most neurophysiologists check temperature during the test to identify this as a source of error. To some extent, the answer to this question depends on the results of the test and the skill set of the person doing the test. I would discuss it with the doctor who performed the test, if possible. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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What are my options for poor circulation in my legs. I am at the point that i often cannot feel my legs and they are very cold. Thank you.

What are my options for poor circulation in my legs. I am at the point that i often cannot feel my legs and they are very cold. Thank you.

Peripheral vascular : If the circulation to your legs is poor you need to see a vascular doc to evaluate the situation. There are various options. If you are smoking you need to stop. ...Read more

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Sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night and i cannot feel my legs. Is this a sign of poor circulation? Or could it be something more serious?

Unlikely: A 29 year old is unlikely to have "poor circulation" to the legs, or what we call peripheral arterial disease (pad). You're also unlikely to have vein disease that would cause these symptoms. Discuss with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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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

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If you have poor circulation, why do you get spots on your legs?

Depends on the cause: Patients with venous circulation problems will get "spots", usually brownish discoloration or small veins, around the ankle. This comes from increased pressure in the veins that causes small amount s of blood to escape into the tissue. Arterial problems usually have non healing sores not spots on their foot or toes and occasionally blue or red discoloration when they hand their foot down ...Read more

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Does this sound like poor circulation to you if legs are mottled?

Does this sound like poor circulation to you if legs are mottled?

Possibly: Probably yes but role out other causes like severe cardiac dysjuntion/shock , medication related , cold exposure. ...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