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Is little finger numbness a sign of poor blood circulation?

Is little finger numbness a sign of poor blood circulation?

Possible: It most likely is a nerve problem-if so the side of the ring finger would be numb also-i would recommend that you see a hand surgeon. ...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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Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Can poor circulation cause fingers and toes to go dark?

Yes: It can be due to inadequate to circulation to the hands and/or feet, and the darkening or bluish color indicate inadequate oxygen supply to fingers and toes. Cyanosis can also point to other medical conditions, such as heart and/or lung issues, or vasospastic disease such as raynaud's. If the dark you are referring to is black, that might suggest gangrene and tissue death. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause poor circulation in your legs?

Can diabetes cause poor circulation in your legs?

Diabetes/PAD: Absolutely, diabetes in well known to be associated with lower extremity circulation problems especially in the arteries below the knees. ...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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Does tingling in my fingers mean poor blood circulation?

No: Numbness is usually due to a nerve problem rather than circulation. You should be checked for carpal tunnel syndrome and a cervical disk. ...Read more

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Can poor leg circulation cause formication ?

Possibly: The sensation of creepy, crawly insect like disorder is more typical or superficial nerves responding to something topical such as a lotion, dry skin, etc. "poor circulation", presumably your refer to arterial, causes claudication, or a deep muscle ache. At your age, unless your have diabetic neuropathy, prior traumatic damage to your skin such as a burn, i would doubt. Ask your doctor to look. ...Read more

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Are poor circulation and dry gangrene associated with diabetes?

Are poor circulation and dry gangrene associated with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetes is one of the major causes for atherosclerosis which can affect lower extremities and if left untreated will lead to severe occlusions and gangrene. ...Read more

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Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?

Decreased sensation head to toe, blue purple finger nails toe nails weakness arms and legs no energy cognitive functions slow loss of concentration?

A visit to the dr: Is a good idea. When was your last physical? A good history and physical with blood work should be performed......At minimum. ...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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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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Paleness in my feet and hands and bluish lips. Poor circulation?

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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What are probable causes of shaky hands and poor finger and toe circulation?

What are probable causes of shaky hands and poor finger and toe circulation?

Tremors and poor cir: Circulation. Sounds like.... You might need to see a doctor or even a vascular specialist. Ask your doctor. The tremors can be from a brain lesion or parkinsons. ...Read more

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

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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 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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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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Tingling thumb, index, middle finger and hand. Due to tunnel?

Tingling thumb, index, middle finger and hand. Due to tunnel?

Possibly: The distribution of the sensation does match that seen in carpal tunnel- a neurologist can help confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment, such as a wrist splint, to control your symptoms and prevent progression. ...Read more

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What are the causes of shaky hand and poor finger and toe circulation?

What are the causes of shaky hand and poor finger and toe circulation?

Tremors: There are many causes for "shaky" hands from parkinson's disease to hyperthyroidism. Poor circulations as well has many causes such as burger's disease or diabetes. If, at 48 , you are having tremors and/or concerned with poor circulation then you should have your primary care physician evaluate it. ...Read more

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Can excessive use of wrist brace reduce blood circulation in fingers?

Can excessive use of wrist brace reduce blood circulation in fingers?

If too tight: If the brace is too tight it may do that. The fingers could get pale and cold. A properly fitted brace worn per instructions of your treating doctor would usually not cause trouble. If it does, talk to the doctor about it. ...Read more