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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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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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Often cold and pale with cold nose because of bad circulation. How can I improve my circulation?

Often cold and pale with cold nose because of bad circulation. How can I improve my circulation?

Cold nose: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of nose coldness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms. Cold weather, normal ageing, hypothyroidism, viral respiratory tract infections, seasonal affective disorder. ...Read more

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My hands and feet are falling asleep often and in positions that are normal. Is it poor circulation? What can I do to stop this?

My hands and feet are falling asleep often and in positions that are normal. Is it poor circulation? What can I do to stop this?

Many things: Dysesthesia or tingling in the hands in feet can be due to a problem with blood supply, but also can be due to nerve problems. I would suggest a careful exam and discussion with your primary care physician. ...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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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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My butt and hands are always ice cold, is this connected with a poor blood circulations ?

My butt and hands are always ice cold, is this connected with a poor blood circulations ?

Likely normal: Many of my patients have this complaint. Fortunately, most of the time this is a normal feeling. Signs of a circulation problem may include buttock pain while exerting yourself or extreme color changes in your fingers when exposed to temperature change. ...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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I get occasional pins and needles in my feet. How can I distinguish poor circulation from types of neuropathy?

I get occasional pins and needles in my feet. How can I distinguish poor circulation from types of neuropathy?

Disease versus life: Neuropathy comes from chronic medical conditions and as side effects of very toxic medications. You are 16. You do not have neuropathy and your medical history above is free of any medical conditions that would cause neuropathy. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling sensations in the hands and feet when you are high from smoking pot?

What can cause tingling sensations in the hands and feet when you are high from smoking pot?

Not typical: My best guess is that it is a variant of hyperventilation syndrome. As a result of relaxing your respiratory rate doesn't adequately slow. This related to chronic anxiety and CO2 escapes and your blood becomes more alkaline and paresthesias occur. I advise getting professional evaluation & support for anxiety. I suspect a variant of PTSD if not overt PTSD. ...Read more

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My moms hands are freezing cold and the tips of her fingers are shriveled like they have been in water, what could this be?

My moms hands are freezing cold and the tips of her fingers are shriveled like they have been in water, what could this be?

Depends: I would really have to examine her to better understand but generally speaking this could very well be vascular in origen with insufficient blood going to the tips of her fingers. Does she smoke? Any history of raynaud's disease? Diabetes? I would probably start with your primary care physician if there is a major concern and possible referral to a hand specialist. ...Read more

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My fingers and hands get cold and numb and turn white and blueish in cold weather, even with gloves. Are there any methods to increase blood flow to keep them warm?

My fingers and hands get cold and numb and turn white and blueish in cold weather, even with gloves. Are there any methods to increase blood flow to keep them warm?

Raynauds Disease: This is raynauds diease, a condition of spasm of small blood vessels that is accentuated by cold exposure. It may be associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder but often it is not. Meds are available if the problem is severe enough to warrant any treatment other than warming the hands. ...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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My body becomes cold very easily, especially my feet. What can I do? How can I improve my blood circulation ?

See a Dr. : You should have a physical exam to make sure the pulses in your extremities are normal and blood work to check your thyroid. It may and may not be a circulation problem. You need to get evaluated to see if this is a benign condition or something else. ...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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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