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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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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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How to handle bad circulation in your arms while sleeping?

Sleep on your back: Do not sleep on the affected arm. Try to sleep on your back to avoid pressure on arm. Right thing to do is to see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there any types of herbal or OTC remedy for bad circulation that causes your arm to fall asleep?

Are there any types of herbal or OTC remedy for bad circulation that causes your arm to fall asleep?

No: First an evauation to confirm a circulation problem needs to be done. A nerve that is being pinched or carpal tunnel syndrome can have similar symptoms. Once a DX is made a targeted therapy can be implemented. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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I have been experiencing poor circulation in my arms and feet (cold feet&numb tingling arms). Could it be hypertension?

I have been experiencing poor circulation in my arms and feet (cold feet&numb tingling arms). Could it be hypertension?

Unlikely: The party line is hypertension (unless sudden or acute) is an insidious ; chronic medical condition for which no specific symptoms are usually noted by a person. Check out this link of the american heart association:

http://www. Heart. Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/symptomsdiagnosismonitoringofhighbloodpressure/what-are-the-symptoms-of-high-blood-pressure_ucm_301871_article. Jsp. ...Read more

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My mom had a poor circulation test on both legs an arms was straped up tight some blockage in lower legs what kind of machine was that?

Noninvasive vascular: Possibly an abi or plethysmogram. These are noninvasive studies to sort out compromised arterial or venous disease in the lower extremeties. ...Read more

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What causes poor circulation in right arm?

Various Causes: Diminished flow to an extremity can have various causes. Some are occlusive disease to the extremity, injury to the artery, or more seriously disease to the aorta below the affected vessel. A good history and physical as well as documentation of the symtoms and their duration are important. Sometimes invasive testing is necessary, but consultation with your physician is where to
begin.. ...Read more

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I have poor circulation in left arm when running (numb, cold). What could be the cause?

It could: Be arterial vascular insufficiency or neuropathy. It is important that both be ruled out ...Read more

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What might cause toes to curl up and seize during sleep, or when horizontal. May be accompanied by numbness & tingling (poor circulation?)?

What might cause toes to curl up and seize during sleep, or when horizontal. May be accompanied by numbness & tingling (poor circulation?)?

Probably not: Toe curling is more often caused by muscle cramping. This is usually from fatigue from poor support or faulty biomechanics. Sometimes dehydration or electrolyte imbalance is to blame. Poor circulation will usually cause pain when active rather than at rest. See your podiatrist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have poor circulation on my right arm.

U don't: Why do u say that what are ur symptoms and check and see if u have a pulse on your wrist if u do its not circ. Would be very unlikely. ...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?

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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I have had pain in my left ankle for almost a week, and now I feel like I have poor circulation in my left leg and left arm, is this connected?

I have had pain in my left ankle for almost a week, and now I feel like I have poor circulation in my left leg and left arm, is this connected?

No: Very unlikely that pain would lead to poor circulation especially in a 34 year old. You would have to have some heavy risk factors especially smoking to have arterial disease at such a young age. Raynauds can affect ladies your age but not usually in the warm weather. Certainly if your symptoms worsen you should see someone. ...Read more

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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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I am getting numbness in face and right arm at night is this due to poor circulation I also have pain in left carotid artery and weak heart?

I am getting numbness in face and right arm at night is this due to poor circulation I also have pain in left carotid artery and weak heart?

Concerning: A blockage in the left carotid area can cause numbness, tingling and paralysis of the right side of the body. A vascular surgeon is best qualified to deal with this serious issue and I feel that this should be evaluated urgently. I assume you are already taking daily aspirin and more treatment may be needed to avoid a stroke if there is significant blockage in that artery. ...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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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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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 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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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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Why am I losing circulation in my arms when I sleep?

??: If you mean "why do I wake up with tingling fingers" that is most probably carpal tunnel syndrome beyond that I do not have an answer. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad circulation at 42? I get it in my legs when I sit on the toilet or my hands when I hold them up above my arms, I'm 42

Why do I have bad circulation at 42? I get it in my legs when I sit on the toilet or my hands when I hold them up above my arms, I'm 42

Reasons: Life-style habits: smoking, alcohol, poor diet, poor posture, obesity
Diseases: Diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol
stress, anxiety
There are more. You're right to think it is more common in older folk - but you are what we once upon a time thought of a middle aged. I know - if 60 is the new 40, 40 is the new 20! ...Read more

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Tingling and burning sensation in arms and hands after fingers link together. Is this from bad circulation?

Tingling and burning sensation in arms and hands after fingers link together. Is this from bad circulation?

No: Tingling and burning (collectively called "paresthesias" medically) are symtoms of peripheral nerve dysfunction. Sounds like you're compressing a trigger point? It's more common with certain diseases such as diabetes but can occur in normal people as well. ...Read more

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What are the best positions to sleep in if you have bad circulation?

See detailed answer: Generally speaking, elevate your legs if you have venous insufficiency and lower your legs if you have arterial insufficiency. ...Read more

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Tingling in left finger and bad circulation down left arm?

Tingling in left finger and bad circulation down left arm?

Shoulder problem: You describe parasthesias and autonomic changes of an upper extremity. You need to be checked for thoracic outlet syndrome. Perhaps you have predisposing joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs). See discussions on my chronic pain board at quora. Com. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

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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