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If my legs feel heavy, does that mean I have poor circulation?

If my legs feel heavy, does that mean I have poor circulation?

Pagin doctor so n so: See your doctor to get checked out to rule out anything serious! ...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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I f I am experiencing leg cramps does that mean I have poor circulation?

I f I am experiencing leg cramps does that mean I have poor circulation?

Not necessarily: Cramps, tightness or "charley horses" during walking or activity might be intermittent claudication. This is a symptom common with pad. Cramps at night or during periods of inactivity that improves with walking is unlikely pad or poor circulation. Discussion with your physician may help further determine what the issue is. ...Read more

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What are my options for poor circulation in my legs. I am at the point that i often cannot feel my legs and they are very cold. Thank you.

What are my options for poor circulation in my legs. I am at the point that i often cannot feel my legs and they are very cold. Thank you.

Peripheral vascular : If the circulation to your legs is poor you need to see a vascular doc to evaluate the situation. There are various options. If you are smoking you need to stop. ...Read more

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Sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night and i cannot feel my legs. Is this a sign of poor circulation? Or could it be something more serious?

Sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night and i cannot feel my legs. Is this a sign of poor circulation? Or could it be something more serious?

Unlikely: A 29 year old is unlikely to have "poor circulation" to the legs, or what we call peripheral arterial disease (pad). You're also unlikely to have vein disease that would cause these symptoms. Discuss with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my left ankle for almost a week, and now I feel like I have poor circulation in my left leg and left arm, is this connected?

I have had pain in my left ankle for almost a week, and now I feel like I have poor circulation in my left leg and left arm, is this connected?

No: Very unlikely that pain would lead to poor circulation especially in a 34 year old. you would have to have some heavy risk factors especially smoking to have arterial disease at such a young age. raynauds can affect ladies your age but not usually in the warm weather. certainly if your symptoms worsen you should see someone. ...Read more

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What may be causing me to experience toe numbness? I began experiencing numbness in my toes on my right foot when i awoke yesterday, I am still experiencing it with what feels like poor circulation in my leg.

What may be causing me to experience toe numbness? I began experiencing numbness in my toes on my right foot when i awoke yesterday, I am still experiencing it with what feels like poor circulation in my leg.

Two separate problem: Poor circulation should always be followed up by a vasc doctor. There are many reasons for possible neuropathy including but not limited to system disease, nerve compression, vitamin deficiency, side effects of medications or medical treatments. ...Read more

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When I am on my feet for a long time i get red welts on my legs that feel warm to the touch. My concern is because my father had poor circulation in his legs, my mother had her leg amputated becaus e of poor circulation .

Leg : Leg symptoms that increase with standing (swelling, itching, bulging veins, pain, and--possibly--welts as you describe) suggest a problem with blood flow out of the leg. Blood gets back to the heart, against gravity, because of the pumping action of the leg veins. The system requires three things: muscle contractions, one-way valves in the veins, and an open channel for blood to flow through. Of these, the most piece that fails most often is the valves. When they let blood flow the wrong way, down the leg, you get the symptoms listed above. The best way to sort this out is to have your legs evaluated with ultrasound. An ultrasound study is really the only way to know whether the valves are working normally and whether there's some kind of blockage. ...Read more

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What can a person do 2 reverse poor circulation in your legs?

See a doctor: You must know the cause of poor circulation before you can be treated for it. See you family doctor. ...Read more

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If I have poor circulation in one leg, making it colder than the other, would it affect the results of an EMG/NCS?

If I have poor circulation in one leg, making it colder than the other, would it affect the results of an EMG/NCS?

Probably Not, But...: Although temperature does play a role in the outcome of an EMG/NCV study, most neurophysiologists check temperature during the test to identify this as a source of error. To some extent, the answer to this question depends on the results of the test and the skill set of the person doing the test. I would discuss it with the doctor who performed the test, if possible. Stay healthy! ...Read more

Bad Circulation (Definition)

This is a gernalized term and usually indicates poor arterial perfusion to an extremity. However, in my experience, docs also use it to indicate ...Read more