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What Can I Do To Boost Circulation In My Hands
Wear a hat: When the body is cold, the peripheral circulation clamps down to preserve the core body temperature. Wearing a hat causes less heat loss and keeps your hands and feet warmer. If you have high blood pressure, you could take a medication which dilates the blood vessels such as as certain calcium channel blockers. ...Read more
Circulation: This is a great question. First and foremost if you smoke stop! increasing your activity can help improve your blood flow to your extremities. Also eating a healthy and well-balanced diet can also impede vascular disease from really taking a toll on your blood flow. Good luck! ...Read more
Get them checked: With or without symptoms? I ask that because in general, a 33 year old should have good circulation. If you are concerned, ask your pcp about non-invasive vascular screening tests - like dopplers. Before trying to improve something, make sure you know what kind of flow you have. Dopplers are ultrasounds that check circulation flow in the arteries and veins. ...Read more
Improving circulatio: To improve circulation exercise can help to increase blood flow to the extermities. The muscle pumping action can help stimulate blood flow. Massage is another way to help improve blood flow to the lower extremity and feet. If the condition continues see a vascular specialist and get tested. ...Read more
Avoid cold; try meds: Other than treating the underlying condition(s) causing raynaud's symptoms, avoiding emotional stress, keeping warm, not smoking, and avoiding caffeine, some medications can help. Nifedipine, diltiazem, losartan, and prazosin have been used in patients with raynaud's phenomenon, to block vasospasm and/or relax vessels so they can dilate to let more blood flow through them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get circulating.: Having bad circulation in both hands and feet is a common phrase that many patients make. If this is truly the case, then the effect of this condition, could ultimately, be a serious problem. If you are a smoker, you must stop. If not, then all the more reason to see your family doctor. You may be referred for further testing and treatment to evaluate the true extent of the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Almost any exercise that uses the arms or legs with increase the circulation to those parts. The muscles that move them require blood flow, so using them stimulates the blood to push the blood in. Swimming is great to work out all four extremities (arm & legs). An elliptical machine is also good. Other activities may be better for either arms or legs. ...Read more
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