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What Are The Symptoms Of Bad 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
From nothing: To possible arterial blockages. Check, blood pressure, pulses, have an exam . Some other conditions, diabetes, endocrine issues can cause the feeling without any critical blockages. Severe with cold digits or limbs, to gangrene if not repaired timely. Also depends on part of body-brain stroke heart attack kidney failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Artery/Fibrillation: Most strokes are due to clots to the brain. These occur due to clots from the heart in those with atrial fibrillatiion and those with plaque in the carotid arteries. Small clots form, travel up to the brain and occlude small arterioles and thus a small stroke. There are other causes but those are the most common. That is why Coumadin (warfarin) and Aspirin are used in prevention of clot formation. ...Read more
No direct symptoms: Atherosclerosis cannot be detected by direct symptoms. Narrowing of arteries diminishes blood supply and oxygen reaching tissues and this creates symptoms relating to tissue damage or death of tissue and sometimes of the host. Plaques can also break off, travel thru the blood vessels and clog up some area which will die. ...Read more
Frostbite: Redness and swelling and pain. Get evaluated keep away from extreme temperature even heat, keep clean consider topical antibiotics and avoid repeat exposure to cold. Seek medical attention...See the picture frostbite is like a burn. And can have serious after effects if not treated properly. So beyond understanding that seek medical attention. ...Read more
Shock: Shock leads to low BP and spasm of peripheral blood vessels to redirect blood to the more vital organ systems. This leads to cold clammy skin, fast heart rate, and light headedness as the body tries to compensate. Urine output falls and mental processes and consciousness start to weaken. ...Read more
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