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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

Dr. Randy Baker
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How can high glucose level in blood lead to impaired blood circulation in the legs?

How can high glucose level in blood lead to impaired blood circulation in the legs?

Great Question!: Very quickly, high sugar levels lead to increased damage to blood vessels at all levels, especially where those vessels are very small. This causes the blood to slow and then not flow at all. When that happens, the tissue effected dies leading to gangrene. It occurs in the legs, but also in the brain (stroke), the heart (heart attack) and kidneys (renal failure) as well. ...Read more

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I'm getting poor blood circulation in my legs what could it be?

I'm getting poor blood circulation in my legs what could it be?

Multiple Reasons: The cause of 'poor circulation' can have multiple etiologies. It is very improtant to know the exact symptoms before making that diagnosis. Younger individuals are less likely to have circulartory issues unless they are inherited. A good history and physical by your physician will be able to determine, based on their finding, your problems. ...Read more

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What kind of blood/ circulation illness causes livedo reticularis and loss of leg's hair?

What kind of blood/ circulation illness causes livedo reticularis and loss of leg's hair?

Two questions: Two questions. First is livedo reticularis which is pink vascular skin leg disease with net pattern, associated with diseases like lupus, drugs ; dialysis. 2nd is leg hair loss which can be due to pad, drugs, steroids, skin diseases, thyroid problem, alopecia etc. Please see you doctor for history exam and diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read more

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Please advise how to significantly improve blood circulation to my legs?

Please advise how to significantly improve blood circulation to my legs?

Vascular: If you have questions and concerns regarding lower extremity blood flow....You should be evaluated by a vascular specialist.

Meanwhile, don't smoke, watch intake of red meats, lower cholesterol, increase water intake....

Participate with high aerobic low impact exercises. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could significantly improve blood circulation to my legs?

Can you tell me how I could significantly improve blood circulation to my legs?

Diagnosis?: First the diagnosis must be confirmed. If due to large vessel obstructive disease, surgery should be considered either percutaneously or by open approach if severely symptomatic. Smoking is absolutely contraindicated. Anemia if present should be corrected if possible. ...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 do you remove spots on the legs caused by poor blood circulation?

How do you remove spots on the legs caused by poor blood circulation?

Depends: Most "vascular spots" are either spdier veins angiomas or hemosiderin deposits from venous insufficiency the first two can be treated with injections or laser the last is hard to treat and the goal is to prevent further extension Arterial disease can cause purple or bluish spots that are usually painful snd in the feet ...Read more

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I have a really painful foot and leg it feels the blood circulation not write as if its being strangled haven't hurt it or banged it its keeps happen?

I have a really painful foot and leg it feels the blood circulation not write as if its being strangled haven't hurt it or banged it its keeps happen?

Evaluation: If this continues and if there is foot discoloration then you should be seen by pcp who will determine what specialist to send you to. ...Read more

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Can angio be done in legs...Will that increase blood circulation. Advice please...

Can angio be done in legs...Will that increase blood circulation. Advice please...

Angiogram: angiogram of the legs is for diagnosis of arterial blockage and angioplasty might be done if there is blockage sufficient to cause compromise of the circulation to the affected extremity. ...Read more

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Pain/stiffness in legs after a bike ride. Is there not enough blood circulation to my legs?

Pain/stiffness in legs after a bike ride. Is there not enough blood circulation to my legs?

Sounds muscular: Generally, if you don't have enough circulation to your legs, you will have pain while you are performing an activity, not afterwards. If you can go for a bike ride, your circulation is probably fine. It sounds liek you just got a good work out. ...Read more

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I have been getting needle like pain around my right knee I also have poor blood circulation in my legs. What could it be?

I have been getting needle like pain around my right knee I also have poor blood circulation in my legs. What could it be?

Poor Circulation: It could be related to poor circulation or it could be another problem, such as a nerve condition or musculoskeletal condition (bones, muscle, joints). Since you have poor circulation I would suggest an ultrasound and segmental pressure test done in the vascular doctors office to check to see if you have any issues with progression of your vascular disease. If this is negative, then check other. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bone pain, feeling low blood circulation in legs, sharp pains and dull pains, what to do?

Symptoms of bone pain, feeling low blood circulation in legs, sharp pains and dull pains, what to do?

See Your Doctor: You may need evaluation for claudication, which is pain in the legs. It can be due to poor circulation in your legs (vascular claudication) but it can also be due to nerve compression (neurogenic claudication) in your back. Either way if it continues to bother you, it should be checked out and treated. ...Read more

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How long would it take, with bad blood circulation, before irreversable damage to the leg happens / is done?

How long would it take, with bad blood circulation, before irreversable damage to the leg happens / is done?

6-8hours: 6-8 hours depend on the temperature
if ischemia started, or injury required a tourniquet, the sooner the circulation restored, the better chance of having less irreversible damages.
the colder the temperature is the longer the time. ...Read more

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Could intermittent tingling in both arms and legs lasting for 2 months be caused by poor blood circulation?

Could intermittent tingling in both arms and legs lasting for 2 months be caused by poor blood circulation?

Unlikely: More information is necessary like how long the tingling lasts, exact locations of the sensation, what provokes it, etc. This would be a good question to discuss with your doctor as several other things can cause bilateral upper and lower extremity symptoms - such as things related to nerves, medications, toxins, Raynaud's. ...Read more

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My legs often ache or throb if I am on them too long. Is this related to my varicose veins? Or do I just have bad blood circulation?

My legs often ache or throb if I am on them too long. Is this related to my varicose veins? Or do I just have bad blood circulation?

Varicose veins: If you have varicose veins and our experiencing symptoms of aching or throbbing sensation after prolonged standing, it is very likely that the varicose veins are causing this problem.

I would recommend use of a compression stocking during daily activities, and recommended evaluation with a venous Doppler-sonogram to determine the source of the venous reflux, and based on that management ...Read more

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Bad Blood circulation in my feet to my toes. CA aching arms and dull shooting pains in my legs????

Bad Blood circulation in my feet to my toes. CA aching arms and dull shooting pains in my legs????

Peripheral disease: Sounds like peripheral vascular disease. It is important to have a good physical exam and likely some testing to evaluate what the next treatment would be for you.

Concerning things would be ulcers in feet, non healing wounds, which you need to take care of imediately ...Read more

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Can hand, teeth, leg tremors be from poor blood circulation? Also I know celexa (citalopram) is used for anxiety but can it help tremors and or circulation?

Can hand, teeth, leg tremors be from poor blood circulation? Also I know celexa (citalopram) is used for anxiety but can it help tremors and or circulation?

Don't think so.: Celexa (citalopram) doesn't help circulation. It may reduce your anxiety. If you don't have any other symptoms, your condition is more neurological or psychiatric. Best to see your doctor to guide you and refer you to the right specialist ...Read more

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How to make your blood circulation better after ankle fracture?

Multiple ways: Massaging the calf, applying compression stockings or even intermittent compression stockings can help maintain the circulation. Keeping the leg in same dependent position can lead to clot formation in vein.
Also we recommend taking a blood thinner sometime but that depends on patient to patient. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What supplement or vitamin can I take that would increase blood curculation to knee?

What supplement or vitamin can I take that would increase blood curculation to knee?

Exercise: Exercise is best. Also consider infrared heat. Vitamin c, e, and other antioxidants will help protect your blood vessels against oxidative damage. ...Read more

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Can natural supplements elevate blood pressure?

Can natural supplements elevate blood pressure?

Possibly: But your question is too vague. Please resubmit with the contents in the supplements so we can answer more exactingly. Thank you. ...Read more

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Anyone who knows about natural supplements especially curcovia? Is it safe to take it while on high blood pressure medications. My gp doesn't know

Anyone who knows about natural supplements especially curcovia? Is it safe to take it while on high blood pressure medications. My gp doesn't know

"Curcovia": "curcovia" is a trade name for curcuma comosa, an herb in the ginger family. It's related to the more well-known curcuma longa, the tasty spice turmeric. It has at least weak estrogenic activity. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23552522 there's no interaction info w/bp meds -- but as w/the other curcumas, i'd suggest caution with anticoagulants like aspirin. Also it's expensive: $79 a month. ...Read more

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What natural supplements could you take to lower bloodpressure that will not raise your blood sugar?

Doesn't matter: No natural remedy has been proven to effectively reduce blood pressure on a consistant basis. No data on reduction of mortality or morbidity as well. So no need to worry to begin with. If you have high blood pressure see your doctor and opthomalogist, and eat a low sodium diet. Take the persciprtion meds as directed and you will be fine. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to improve blood circulation?

Enhance nitric oxide: L-arginine (if < 40yo and no heart disease), neo40, resveratrol, aerobic exercise, foods that generate nitrix oxide, e.g. Kale, spinach, arugula. Acupuncture, green tea, hot baths. If you have varicose veins or spider veins, also look into butcher's broom supplement. ...Read more

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How can I increase the hardness of the erections natuarally? Also, how to improve blood circulation to penis naturally?

How can I increase the hardness of the erections natuarally? Also, how to improve blood circulation to penis naturally?

Natural?: At your age there would be nothing "natural" to increase hardness or bloodflow which should be perfectly normal. If you are having trouble you should se your doc who can find out what if anything is abnormal. Treatment could then be targeted to the problem. ...Read more

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Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read more

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I have pcos & my blood circulation is really bad my toes hurt, and I have really bad water retention very fatigue what natural remedies cld u suggest?

I have pcos & my blood circulation is really bad my toes hurt, and I have really bad water retention very fatigue what natural remedies cld u suggest?

Please see your Dr.: Although weight gain may be part of pcos, fatigue and severe leg swelling usually are not. You need a full physical examination and maybe some labwork to get the right diagnosis first. Then proper treatment can be determined. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the knee, what natural supplements can she take to help?

My mother was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the knee, what natural supplements can she take to help?

Perhaps. ..: Glucosamine may help but it doesn't help as much as keeping your weight within a normal range and walking (as tolerated due to knee pain). Most supplements are completely unproven remedies. ...Read more

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I am 5 months pregnant and my legs have been getting red & blotchy. Could this be from poor blood circulation?

I am 5 months pregnant and my legs have been getting red & blotchy. Could this be from poor blood circulation?

Increase circulation: The most common cause of this is that during pregnancy there is an increase in your blood circulation. Many times there are small vlood vessels in the skin that become more open (dilated) and cause areas of the skin to appear red. If you press on these areas you will usually see the area turn white (blanching).
There are other possible causes so you should have your OB physician evaluate this. ...Read more

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If my brace on my leg is tight can it affect the circulation of my calf because its in pain and I don't have an blood clot?

Could be blood clot: If you leg has had an injury or surgery and there is pain an swelling, should get an ultasiound done to make sure it is not a blood clot as it could be life threatening. ...Read more

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Core temp 92°F, temp in feet 75°F. Could this be blood perfusion issue causing leg pain/weakness/burning? Ultrasound shows normal blood circulation.

Core temp 92°F, temp in feet 75°F. Could this be blood perfusion issue causing leg pain/weakness/burning? Ultrasound shows normal blood circulation.

Leg pain/weakness/burning: Are your symptom's uni or bilateral? A neurologic problem may be present, How do you check your "core" and internal foot temperature? ...Read more

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Circulation prob? After blood pressure cuff is applied, my arm stays red/purple for 45 mins. When I scratch, redness stays on. Legs go purple standing

Circulation prob? After blood pressure cuff is applied, my arm stays red/purple for 45 mins. When I scratch, redness stays on. Legs go purple standing

Vascular disease: Irritation of the vascular system by the cuff pressure, initially inducing vasoconstriction, and slow circulation, once the O2 has been extracted.
The upper limb recovery varies, and is related at what is called Reynold's phenomenon., seen as repetitive trauma,
Scratching induced skin redness may be related to vasoactive reflexes.
the lower extremities, patient requires a full vascular assesment ...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