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What Can Help Poor Circulation
No: Very few supplements or even prescription medications have any impact on circulation. For pad there are a few medications that may improve walking distance, especially in conjunction with a walking program. Lifestyle modification such as smoking cessation clearly has an impact on progression of pad. ...Read more
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
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
It's part of yobody: The mouth is loaded with bacteria and food products and acid waste products research has shown that the inflammation in gum disease is much like the inflammation in your blood vessels by your heart do a good job in keeping your mouth healthy your body will thank you. ...Read more
Chicken or egg?: Depends on what you mean by "poor circulation. Rapidly beating hearts may pump blood inefficiently, reducing circulation in limbs & organs thus causing symptoms & complications. Or, clogging and hardening of the arteries may reduce blood flow to the heart, causing irregular rhythms like tachycardia. There are other more complex diseases that can also cause both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question!: If you smoke, don't! take Aspirin 75 mg - 325 mg daily. Keep BP and blood sugar under control. Exercise daily. Even if it's just for 15 min. Eat a mediterranean or low fat diet and take a statin. Finally, if you have rest pain, non-healing ulcers or very limiting pain with walking, consider revascularization by balloon/stent or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None unless you have: Unless you are having a vitamin deficiency, then adding extra vitamins makes your urine very valuable. Most vitamins are water soluble, taking extra only makes them end up in the toilet. Taking extra fat soluble vitamins when you don't need them could make you sick. Ask your family doctor if you are having any deficiency. Most people in the usa are low on vitamin d. Correcting that might help. ...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
No, but certainly a: Supervised exercise program to help with increase development of collateral channels. These are minute vessels which with exercises become larger to allow for circulation to bypass a blocked site. Quitting to smoke and ensuring no one else smokes around you, would also help. So start going with exercises. ...Read more
It's required: Your brain needs a continuous supply of oxygen and glucose. Those essential ingredients reach your brain through the blood circulation. In France, from 1793-1794, the Jacobins devised an efficient method of depriving the brains of about 40,000 citizens of their circulation instantaneously with devastating effects. ...Read more
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