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Doctor insights on: Poor Circulation In Children

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 can help poor circulation?

What can help poor circulation?

Walking: Walking, exercise, quitting tobacco smoking (if one smokes). To begin with. ...Read more

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Best way to fix poor circulation?

Best way to fix poor circulation?

Depends: Depends on what is wrong, angioplasty, stent, or by-pass. ...Read more

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What leads to the poor circulation?

Multifactorial: Hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, obesity, and cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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What does poor circulation feel like?

What does poor circulation feel like?

Pain: You would primarily feel pain or discomfort when walking or exercising and this can be relieved by rest. In severe conditions there is even rest pain. ...Read more

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How do I improve my poor circulation?

How do I improve my poor circulation?

Depends on cause: What are the symptoms of poor circulation? Pain on walking. Shortness of breath, generalized tiredness? It can be a heart problem, a blocked artery in the leg, poor nutrition, or abnormalities in the blood. This calls for a complete physical examination followed by appropriate diagnostic tests as determined by the symptoms and physical examination. ...Read more

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What are the signs of poor circulation?

What are the signs of poor circulation?

Leg pain walking: Poor circulation to the legs has symptoms of calf pain on walking, relieved by stopping&resting. Poor circulation to the arms has symptoms of arm pain on using the arms. Physical exam will show absent pulses in the leg or arm displaying the pain with use.
Vascular lab studies can confirm a diagnosis and xrays of the circulation can further support the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I no if I have poor circulation?

No pulses: Generally, you can feel pulses in the wrist and foot on the up surface of the ankle. If you have pulses in your extremities, you do not have poor circulation. If you don't have pulses, you may have poor circulation, but whether something should be done about it depends on whether you are having other problems. ...Read more

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What can I should about poor circulation?

What can I should about poor circulation?

Poor circulation: I suspect you mean peripheral vascular disease. If you smoke then stop. Get your cholesterol down to normal. Do a lot of walking. ...Read more

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What's good to take for poor circulation?

What's good to take for poor circulation?

At 26?: Best thing for circulation get off from tv set (if you are couch potato) be very active, do regular exercises, eat health balanced diet, I you have weight problem loose weigh you will have perfect circulation and will feel great. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of poor circulation?

What are the symptoms of poor circulation?

Numbness, pain, etc.: Many times, there are no symptoms at first. As this progresseses, one may notice numbness, and tingling in an extremity, and might need to dangle it over a chair or the side of a bed if it is a leg. If one walks, things like claudication or pain in the calves might occur which is relieved by rest. Ultimately, it gets to where pain occurs at rest, and later the limb can become ischemic, etc. ...Read more

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What are common causes of poor circulation?

ASVD: Smoking, vasoconstriction, vasoocclusion, hypertension, drugs such as most stimulants, poor cardiac output leading to poor perfusion. ...Read more

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What medicine is good for poor circulation?

What medicine is good for poor circulation?

That depends: There are several medications that are helpful for a variety of reasons. Cilostazol can help but has potential issues or patients who should not use this drug. Platelet medications like Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) can also be beneficial as can statin cholesterol medications and b blocker medicines for blood pressure control. Any and all medications should only be starte after thorough exam by your md. ...Read more

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Is there a good way treat my poor circulation?

Multifactorial: First step is to quit smoking. Healthy lifestyle will help mitigate symptoms. Exercise and Pletal (cilostazol) are helpful. Talk to primary care to start with. ...Read more

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How would you know if you have poor circulation?

How would you know if you have poor circulation?

Ankle Brachial Index: When interpreted by an experienced physician, the ankle brachial index (abi) along with toe pressures and arterial waveforms is the best noninvasive indicator of poor circulation. In fact, decreased abi is a predictor of death, heart attack, and stroke and is a good way to identify people with vascular disease who may benefit from lifestyle change and medical treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to help improve my poor circulation?

What can I do to help improve my poor circulation?

Poor circulation: Walking is great
Aerobic activity
Tight control of risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and cessation of smoking ...Read more

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What could cause poor circulation all of a sudden?

What could cause poor circulation all of a sudden?

Multiple things: Usually related to either a blockage suddenly getting worse or embolization (a blood clot being thrown from "upstream"). ...Read more

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Why are some symptoms if you have poor circulation?

Why are some symptoms if you have poor circulation?

Several: Thin shinny skin, loss of hair from legs, ulcers, redness, gangrene, pain with walking or exercise, sometimes rest pain. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do for poor circulation?

Complicated question: Poor? How do you know? Are there blockages? Spasm? Cold feet? Answer depends on underlying condition, . ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I take for poor circulation?

Please tell me what can I take for poor circulation?

Explain: What exactly do you mean by bad circulation. This could mean many different things. In general peripheral arterial disease is worse with high cholesterol and poorly controlled diabetes and high blood pressure. Controlling these risks and exercising can help. ...Read more

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What are the health consequences of poor circulation?

What are the health consequences of poor circulation?

Higher risk of death: Poor circulation, as defined by a decreased ankle brachial index (abi), a test easily performed in the office by your doctor, increases the risk of death, heart attack, and stroke. The good news is that once diagnosed, medical management and lifestyle changes can help. The most important lifestyle change is to quit smoking immediately. ...Read more

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What are some alternate medicine for poor circulation?

Surgery: Surgery is the only effective treatment for bona fide "poor circulation". How confident are you in the diagnosis? ...Read more

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What are some glove types that can help with poor circulation?

What are some glove types that can help with poor circulation?

Unsure: I am not aware of gloves that help but if you are referring to cold sensitivity then wearing mittens in the cold would be of help. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes & effects of poor circulation?

I was wondering what are the causes & effects of poor circulation?

Explain: What exactly do you mean by bad circulation. This could mean many different things. In general peripheral arterial disease is worse with high cholesterol and poorly controlled diabetes and high blood pressure. Controlling these risks and exercising can help. ...Read more

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Concerned about having poor circulation - what should I do to help?

Concerned about having poor circulation - what should I do to help?

See vascular surgeon: The circulation consists of the heart which pumps the blood, the arteries which carry the blood to the extremities and rest of the body and the veins which return the blood to the heart from the body and extremities. KA cardiologist can evaluate your heart and a vascular surgeon can evaluate your arteries and veins. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some disease/health problems that cause poor circulation?

PAD: What most people call "poor circulation" is actually termed "peripheral arterial disease" or "pad." this results from atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries from fatty deposits in the blood vessel wall that leads to narrowing or blockages. The four biggest risk factors of pad are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. ...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