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Signs Of Good Blood Circulation
Hello sir. Quick question. When u smack your skin & the skin becomes red. Is it a sign that u have good blood circulation. & the faster the better?
Normal: The experience is normal. Fairer the skin the more response you will notice ...Read more
Exercise is good: Overall good blood circulation is best supported by making healthy lifestyle and behavioral choices. Eat well and sensibly, watch your weight, avoid tobacco which narrows blood vessels, know your family and personal risk for developing atherosclerosis of your blood vessels. Exercise, including cardiovascular, will help your heart and blood vessels stay healthy. ...Read more
Your skin should: Feel warm and look pink. Your hands and feet should feel warm too. If you are moving, your blood will be circulating well. Your heart pumps blood to every organ, especially the brain, and when exercising, it pumps it throughout your body, and to your muscles. If your circulation is poor, your complexion may look pale, and you may feel cold all the time. In that case UR doctor needs to do a work up. ...Read more
My hands get very cold when the temperature lowers. Do you know why this might be? Overall I believe I have good blood circulation and stay active.
Raynaud's: Raynaud's phenomenon is excessively reduced blood flow in response to cold or emotional stress, which may even cause discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas. The phenomenon is believed to be the result of vasospasms that decrease blood supply to the respective regions. Usually benign. If severe, you can simply wear gloves in cold weather. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are phlebotonics any good for blood or venous circulation? Can elderly suffer from vertigo due 2 poor blood circulation? What medicines can be taken?
Backwards thinking: You're starting at the end: what treatments? Instead of at the beginning: what is it & what is the cause? Vertigo is like pain: it's not a disease, it's a symptom. Like pain it can have many causes, from trivial to serious. Often no specific cause can be found. THEN you go to (symptomatic) treatment. See your doctor & find out what it is; THEN what you can do about it. ...Read more
Dear doctors, please tell the best exercise & food for good blood circulation in:- 1) whole body 2) especially to penis region thanks/ajit india?
Nothing: There is nothing special for that. Just eat healthy. No ghee. Limit all fats, oils, dairy (including lassi, butter, whole milk). Eat more vegetables & fruit (with very little to no oil). Limit salt. Limit meat intake - the best are fish (not shellfish) & poultry - goat/lamb, beef, pork are fatty. Eat more unsalted, unfried nuts. More beans/legumes (dals). Severely limit sweets & fried food. ...Read more
How to increase blood circulation in heart any good foods are any particular exercise? My relative had ECG and they told its like ischemia
At this point no: If your relative is having chest pains and an abnormal ekg suggestive of a blocked artery, the only way to improve blood flow is to open up the blocked artery either with a stent or surgery. Doing strenuous exercise if he has a blocked artery can be dangerous and can lead to a heart attack. It is never too late to start eating healthy by avoiding fatty foods and simple sugars. ...Read more
Hi, after a days work were I'm always on my feet, when I get home I see that only my right foot is blue in colour? I have very good shoes (Bronx shoes) very comfortable, I'm a smoker, can this be bad blood circulation?
Slower return.: It sounds as though the venous blood, (returning to the heart from the leg), may be a bit sluggish. This slowing can cause a blueness to the leg in question. When the foot is elevated, the color should return quickly. Before trying any over the counter treatment, have your foot evaluated for venous return issues. ...Read more
Does it bring good blood circulation, weight loss, and boost self healing to confront and prevent illnesses by electro stimulating your feet's sole?
I don't believe there is any evidence that electrical stimulation of your feet will improve your health.
However there is some evidence of benefit of grounding, which is standing barefoot on the earth. Leather soled shoes may also help with grounding, but rubber soled shoes do not. ...Read more
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
Doctor, I'm a DVT patient still taking warfarin, can I take cayenne pepper spice? Am told it is good for blood circulation.
This herb capsicum (cayenne) may have the potential to prolong clotting time, so people taking warfarin should exercise caution before eating quantities of chili peppers.
Cayenne also inhibits liver enzymes (cyp1a2) and thus slows the metabolism of warfarin.
The combined effect could lead to an increased risk of bleeding. ...Read more
Depends: Problems of "blood circulation" can be variously and broadly defined. Can be as simple as cool extremities with normal blood vessels, or as severe as possible loss of limbs due to significantly blocked vessels. Also depends on whether the problems are arterial or venous. So recommendations for "improvement" depend on cause. Risk factor control, exercise, judicious medication use are options. ...Read more
Gradual exercise: Although some medications and surgical procedures can restore compromised leg blood circulation, progressive exercise may stimulate "collateral" circulation. Unfortunately there may be genetic factors involved as well, since not all patients have ability to form new vessels. ...Read more
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
Circulation: Figuring out those problems is a doctor's job ...Read more
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
Having cold hands?: Keeping warm, active, don't smoke, and of course a healthy, balanced diet/exercise will help you maintain good health. Since u are 21 and possibley having cold hands/feet? I suspect you may have a vasospastic condition called raynaud's phenomenon. When exposed to cold, this can cause significant symptoms--color changes, pain etc. Keep warm, wear gloves. Consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Circulation: If you are concerned about your circulation, you should see your doctor and be evaluated. In general we recommend a mediterranean diet, minimum half hour of aerobic exercise a day, not smoking and taking care of diabetes, hyprtension and any other risk factors you may have. ...Read more
Is it possible to keep a love 1 alive by surgically attaching their blood circulation up to your own blood circulation just wondering
People: People are not sutured together to share their blood supply. Just one of a number of possible difficulties with this is that their blood would have to be completely compatible. ...Read more