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Symptoms Of Poor Blood Circulation In Hands
I get red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?
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
What to do if I have red arms/hands when its hot, purple when its cold, poor blood circulation or something else?
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?
Claudication: You may not feel any symptoms from peripheral artery disease at first. The most common early symptom is intermittent claudication (ic). Ic is discomfort/pain in your legs that happens when you walk and goes away when you rest. You may not always feel pain; you may feel a tightness, heaviness, cramping, or weakness in your leg with activity. Ic often occurs more quickly if you walk uphill or faster. ...Read more
Probably not.: Many patients with completely normal circulation complain of being cold. One can have a different tolerance too cold that can be related to many problems that are not related to circulation, like the thyroid gland. Other conditions involve abnormal responses to cold temperatures like raymauds phenomenon. A thorough history and physical could quickly steer you along the right path. ...Read more
Hands always dry even after I put cream on, always cold, low blood pressure, poor circulation. I eat healthy and drink a lot of water. Help?
Regular aerobic exercise will help.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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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 36 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
Excercise, diet: The best way to overcome poor blood circulation is to promote circulation of your blood - exercise on a regular basis. In addition, it is important to maintain a healthy diet. High blood sugar, as with poorly controlled diabetes, high blood pressure, or atherosclerosis can damage blood vessels and prevent good circulation. ...Read more
Ok but: There is really not true association between alcohol consumption and atherosclerosis. Some earlier studies even suggest moderate alcohol use 7 drinks/week may help! These studies are controversial. Chronic alcohol use has been associated with heart failure, liver disease and cancer so I do not recommend drinking alcohol from the beginning but if you want to, then in moderation. ...Read more
Amphetamines: Not advised if cardiovascular system is compromised. If you have to be on them, close monitoring by cardiologist is a must. ...Read more
My finger tips are often purple. Sometimes my fingers even swell up. Could I have poor blood circulation?
My feet always feels cold. I feel no sensation there when I prick it or pinch it so could it be related to poor blood circulation?
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
Multiple Reasons: The cause of 'poor circulation' can have multiple etiologies. It is very improtant to know the exact symptoms before making that diagnosis. Younger individuals are less likely to have circulartory issues unless they are inherited. A good history and physical by your physician will be able to determine, based on their finding, your problems. ...Read more
Vague question :-/: The question is vague so this answer may not be helpful. But, since "cold hands" and/or "cold feet" are common "poor circulation" complaints, i'll address those. These usually normal variants of autonomic nerve function are not a vascular disease. They require no treatment other than warming for comfort. But, if finger/toes turn white or dark blue or have pain, you should see a physician asap. ...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 young 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
Blood circulation: You may develop discomfort/pain in the areas of compromised circulation, such as legs or feet. There may be some skin/nail changes, such as bluish color of the affected areas, hair loss, nail splitting, pitting, and others. A doctor may find decreased or absent pulses, cool or cold extremities, etc. ...Read more
This test is used to check changes in blood pressure when lying flat on a table and then when being upright (perpendicular to the ground).
Some people have dizziness when they get out of bed and stand up. Their body does not adjust to postural changes. Gravity causes a drop in blood pressure. This test recreates these postural changes while monitoring the changes in blood pressure. ...Read more