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Is constantly being cold a symptom of poor blood circulation?

Is constantly being cold a symptom of poor blood circulation?

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

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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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Are the purplish feet symptoms of poor blood circulation, in an otherwise healthy person?

Are the purplish feet symptoms of poor blood circulation, in an otherwise healthy person?

Sometimes: If they turn purple when you are standing up it could mean that your circulation is impaired. You could also have a vascular condition that causes constriction of the blood vessels. Have it checked by a vascular specialist. Read more

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What are symptoms of poor blood circulation?

What are symptoms of poor blood 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

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Is being cold all the time a symptom of poor blood circulation?

Is being cold all the time a symptom of poor blood circulation?

Anemia? Thryoid prob: Anemia is a common cause of feeling cold. An underactive thryroid gland is another common cause of feeling cold. See your doctor! Read more

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How can I improve poor blood circulation?

How can I improve poor blood circulation?

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

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Does poor blood circulation make you thinner?

Does poor blood circulation make you thinner?

No: Not directly or causally related, though diseases associated with poor circulation may also be associated with weight loss. Read more

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How do I overcome poor blood circulation?

How do I overcome poor blood circulation?

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

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If I have poor blood circulation, is it bad if I drink?

If I have poor blood circulation, is it bad if I drink?

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

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Is it dangerous to take amphetamines with poor blood circulation?

Is it dangerous to take amphetamines with poor blood circulation?

Amphetamines: Not advised if cardiovascular system is compromised. If you have to be on them, close monitoring by cardiologist is a must. Read more

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Are phlebotonics any good for blood or venous circulation? Can elderly suffer from vertigo due 2 poor blood circulation? What medicines can be taken?

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

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I'm getting poor blood circulation in my legs what could it be?

I'm getting poor blood circulation in my legs what could it be?

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

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What do you do for poor blood circulation?

What do you do for poor blood circulation?

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

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How does one treat poor blood circulation?

How does one treat poor blood circulation?

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

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What can I do to improve poor blood circulation?

What can I do to improve poor blood circulation?

Know the cause: Unless you know the cause of your poor circulation, it will be hard to treat what you don't know the cause is. If you were to provide more of history, then we may help you better. Read more

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How would you know if you did have poor blood circulation?

How would you know if you did have poor blood circulation?

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

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What can I do to overcome poor blood circulation?

What can I do to overcome poor blood circulation?

Exercise: Exercising 30 to 40 minutes a day for 5 days week should help. You can start very slowly and gradually increase duration and intensity. Walking, biking, or swimming are recommended. Read more