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What does poor circulation in hands look like?

What does poor circulation in hands look like?

Pale and pain: Generally poor circulation to a limb would be associated with pain especially with activity, and paleness. Pulse may be weak or absent. In certain conditions, fingertips may turn purple/blue. Best would be to have a physician evaluate. ...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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What vitiam or herb can be use for poor circulation in hands at night time?

What vitiam or herb can be use for poor circulation in hands at night time?

Circulation: There's no great vitamin or herb that will consistently improve circulation in your hands at night. One thing I would recommend doing is getting a checkup by your doctor, specifically for things like diabetes and anemia. They will also do a thorough exam to see if this is a neurological problem or a vascular problem. ...Read more

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Hi I have an outstretched nerve in my right thumb and poor circulation. My hand started turning blueish green what dose that mean?????

Hi I have an outstretched nerve in my right thumb and poor circulation. My hand started turning blueish green what dose that mean?????

Circulation: Absent an examination and more details your reported colour change suggests either bruising or ischaemic change, please have this be further evaluated promptly especially if associated with pain. On what basis do you report an "outstretched"nerve and poor cicrculation? ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have poor circulation in my hands?

Multiple reasons.: You may have raynaud's disease or raynaud phenomena. Check with your pcp or cardiologist. ...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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What could I do about poor circulation in my hands and feet?

What could I do about poor circulation in my hands and feet?

Warmth: Stay in good general health and keep the hands and feet protected and warm with gloves and good socks. ...Read more

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What causes one to experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

What causes one to experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

Raynaud's: Can do this, a vasospasm of the blood vessels, clogged arteries, cholesterol deposits....Can all cause poor circulation. ...Read more

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What is causing poor circulation in my hands and feet when I wake up in the morning?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for poor circulation in the hands?

What are some natural remedies for poor circulation in the hands?

Not really: Some common sense works:
do not smoke
check blood pressure and lipids
have a good history and exam to define status.
May need ultrasound to help identify issues. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for poor circulation in the hands?

Are there any natural remedies for poor circulation in the hands?

Yes: You should try to figure out the cause before applying these remedies. It could be a herniated disk, or a pinched nerve, or thyroid or nerve dysfunction. That said, massage hands with rosemary, lavender or eucalyptus oil; gentle stretching; cook with turmeric and black pepper; garlic, ginger. Try taking ginkgo biloba as a supplement. ...Read more

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What causes one to get light headed and experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

What causes one to get light headed and experience poor circulation in the hands and feet?

Could be many things: There can be many causes, such as low blood pressure or variations in the blood pressure when one changes position from sitting to standing (orthostatic hypotension), or low pulse rate (bradycardia). If symptoms are bothersome enough and don't resolve with simple maneuvers such as hydration and standing up slowly, I would recommend a physical exam ad blood pressure/ pulse check by our doctor. ...Read more

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What causes poor circulation to the left hand?

What causes poor circulation to the left hand?

Hand circulation: If we assume poor circulation implies arterial blood flow any blockage in the arteries to the hand may impair the blood flow. This may involve arteries from the chest all the way down to the small vessels in the fingers. This may be related to a variety of conditions. If symptomatic, suggest seeing a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Does poor blood circulation to the hands during puberty decrease your growth?

Does poor blood circulation to the hands during puberty decrease your growth?

No: There's no connection that I am aware of. As a very tall person with cold hands it definitely didn't affect my growth.
If that didn't address your question, please provide more details as to what you mean by "poor blood circulation.". ...Read more

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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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What can cause poor circulation in only the right hand?

What can cause poor circulation in only the right hand?

Vascular disorders: Vascular problems can be classified into either traumatic, compressive, occlusive, tumors/malformations and vasospastic (spasm of the artery, which reduces its diameter and thus its blood flow). Vascular problems may occur in individuals with diabetes, hypertension, or kidney failure, or in dialysis patients. Occupational exposure (vibrating tools, cold) and smoking can be a factor too. See an md. ...Read more

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Top half of one finger turned white for 5 mins, & hands have been more cold than usual lately. Do I have something going on involving poor circulation?

Top half of one finger turned white for 5 mins, & hands have been more cold than usual lately. Do I have something going on involving poor circulation?

Raynauds: This is raynauds disease. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and treatment. Testing can help determine if the raynauds is possibly related to any underlying diseases. ...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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I've been put on 5mg xelijanz and my hands have poor circulation. There super cold and can't seem to keep them warm. I have rheumatoid arthritus. Advice?

I've been put on 5mg xelijanz and my hands have poor circulation. There super cold and can't seem to keep them warm. I have rheumatoid arthritus. Advice?

? Raynauds: You may have raynauds disease, a condition that is well known to occur in individuals with ra. Discuss this issue with your rheumatologist as there are good treatment options. ...Read more

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Can too much drinking and smoking cause feet and hands to have poor circulation?

Can too much drinking and smoking cause feet and hands to have poor circulation?

Smoking: Nicotine is a known vasoconstrictor. It is known to narrow vessels. Compounds in cigarettes also damage the insides of vessels. Excessive smoking magnifies the problem. This puts patients at risk for losing limbs. Drinking does not have the vascular issues but there are many other issues associated with heavy drinking. ...Read more

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Can itching, peeling hands and feet be a sign of poor circulation?

Can itching, peeling hands and feet be a sign of poor circulation?

No: Itching and peeling of the hands is not due to circulation problems. Can be due to a variety of conditions including allergies. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I often wake up with my hand and arm totally numb. Do I have poor circulation?

What to do if I often wake up with my hand and arm totally numb. Do I have poor circulation?

Carpal T Syndrome is: More likely your dx, as its a very common problem. Use a wrist brace throughout the day and night would help considerably in improving your symptoms. Its recommended for night time mostly, but I advise it through the day as well, as one can do most activities with it, except some.
If not improving consult your pcp or an orthopod. ...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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Paleness in my feet and hands and bluish lips. Poor circulation?

Temperature change: Can be caused by cool weather or air conditioning in sensitive people, ask your doctor if you have raynaud syndrome, smoking will make these symtoms worse. ...Read more

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Is waking up with a stiff leg or hand and having cold hands and feet a sign of poor circulation?

Is waking up with a stiff leg or hand and having cold hands and feet a sign of poor circulation?

No: Aaas can be repaired using open surgical techniques or endovascular techniques. There are anatomical limitations to which aneurysms can be repaired using endovascular techniques. All aaas can be repaired using open techniques. The more complex the anatomy the bigger the surgery required. ...Read more

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My arms/hands are tingly. It has fallen asleep and have poor circulation. What can this be a symptom of? I'm female and 42. I have had this symptom before.

My arms/hands are tingly. It has fallen asleep and have poor circulation. What can this be a symptom of? I'm female and 42. I have had this symptom before.

Lots of things: Lots of things can cause symptoms such as this - is it both arms? What makes it happen or is it all the time? ...Read more

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I have poor circulation in my legs. When I squeeze them with my hands get presperation on them. Should I go to the doctor? Should I be worried?

I have poor circulation in my legs. When I squeeze them with my hands get presperation on them. Should I go to the doctor? Should I be worried?

Could mean vein prob: I agree it could be harmless perspiration/moist skin. But a few words about circ. That could be serious. Arterial blood brings o2 from heart to entire body: insufficiency to leg can cause pain, esp with activity, dry skin, red/bluish/cold skin in legs/feet (no swelling). Veins bring bld back to heart; insufficiency causes pitting edema (swelling); could be clot in leg vein. See your primary care. ...Read more

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Could poor circulation cause carpal tunnel-like signs in the wrist and under the thumb?

Could poor circulation cause carpal tunnel-like signs in the wrist and under the thumb?

Carpal Tunnel Synd: Having carpal tunnel syndrome can feel like the circulation is being cut off in the hand. Usually this is because the nerve is being compressed by surrounding tissues. See a hand surgeon to have a thorough history and physical. Treatments can vary from nsaids, splinting, steroid injection, to minimally invasive surgery. ...Read more

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I get red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?

I get red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?

Blood circulation: Raynaud's phenomenon. If you are having pain during cold weather then you might get benefit from taking Nifedipine during winter. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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If my right arm and hand from the elbow down are tingling, is this probably a sign of poor blood circulation?

If my right arm and hand from the elbow down are tingling, is this probably a sign of poor blood circulation?

Cubital tunnel: A more common cause of the described symptoms is compression of the ulnar nerve behind the elbow. Tingling from ulnar nerve goes into the small and ring finger. Try wearing an elbow pad with the pad rotated around to the front of the elbow at night. This keeps the elbow from bending, thereby keeping pressure off the nerve. If symptoms persist, consult with an upper extremity surgeon. Emg helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I have red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?

What to do if I have red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?

Cold temperature: Causes constriction of blood vessels, leading to poor circulation. Some people are more sensitive to cold than others. Using gloves during cold weather should help. If it gets bad you should see a vascular specialist. ...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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What can I do about bad circulation in my hands and feet?

Get circulating.: Having bad circulation in both hands and feet is a common phrase that many patients make. If this is truly the case, then the effect of this condition, could ultimately, be a serious problem. If you are a smoker, you must stop. If not, then all the more reason to see your family doctor. You may be referred for further testing and treatment to evaluate the true extent of the problem. ...Read more

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I have bad circulation in my hands. They're always cold and half the time they're purple. Advice please?

Need an evaluation: You need to be seen by a physician for this problem. It may not be serious, but it could be due to an autoimmune disease that can cause potentially serious problems that can be prevented or treated. Autoimmune diseases, such as raynaud's phenomenon or lupus, or other vascular diseases such as buerger's disease or other types of arteritis, can potentially damaging effects on the circulation. ...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


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