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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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What does poor circulation feel like?

What does poor circulation feel like?

Pain: You would primarily feel pain or discomfort when walking or exercising and this can be relieved by rest. In severe conditions there is even rest pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you feet and hands swell andgo numb?

What does it mean when you feet and hands swell andgo numb?

Depends: The symptoms you describe can be associated with diabetes, heart disease, and non diabetes related neuropathy. You should see your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the heart does not get enougj circulation afte r exercise?

What does it mean when the heart does not get enougj circulation afte r exercise?

Coronary: Mean there is a problem with the coronary circulation to the heart causing lack of o2 and ischemia to the area where the coronary supply blood. Common cause is a blockage by a plaque. Diagnosis will be stress test. Recreating the lack of supply by exercise in a control monitored manner. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have poor circulation in my hands?

What does it mean if I have poor circulation in my hands?

Multiple reasons. : You may have raynaud's disease or raynaud phenomena. Check with your pcp or cardiologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my legs are feelings tingly?

What does it mean if my legs are feelings tingly?

This depends: If you have had a low back injury, this could be evidence of a "slipped disc". If you have a condition like " sugar diabetes ", it could be a neuropathy. If the tingly feeling happens when you walk but goes away quickly when you stop and rest, you coud be having circulatory issues like "pad". See your doc and tell him about this issue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you sweat alot between your legs?

What does it mean when you sweat alot between your legs?

Is the skin: Touching the skin? That can be a cause and it is best is you can figure out how to get cotton on your legs or powder to keep then dry ...Read more

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What does it mean when a diabetic legs are cold? Cold legs or arms

What does it mean when a diabetic legs are cold? Cold legs or arms

Often : Often this means there is some degree of neuropathy or nerve damage. The other possibility is that your circulation is poor. An exam can determine which is the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hands and feet go bluish but not cold?

What does it mean when your hands and feet go bluish but not cold?

Can be circulation.: This can be due to circulation difficulty, or it might be a symptom of hypothyroidism or vasculitis. There are vasospastic disorders, like raynaud's phenominon, that are triggered by cold exposure, with blanching, cyanosis, and redness, so the extremities must be kept warm. It would be a good idea to keep your feet warm anyway. It would be wise at this point to see your doctor and get tested. ...Read more

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Im diabetic what does it mean when my legs tingle?

Im diabetic what does it mean when my legs tingle?

Neuropathy : It may mean that you are having high or low blood sugar. If chronic, it can indicate peripheral neuropathy or spinal stenosis. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feet are cold?

Possibilities: If they are actually cold to touch, it could be due to a circulatory disorder. If they feel cold all the time but when you touch them with your hands and they are actually warm, then this can be a symptom of peripheral neuropathy. Either way, see physician to have this checked out. ...Read more

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My feet are going numb while standing. Does this mean I have bad blood circulation?

NO: The symptom of poor circulation in the feet is "claudication": aching with waking that is relieved by resting. You have neuritis. There are many causes. Diabetes is a common cause. Nerve compression/impingement is another. The list, however, is extensive. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your two legs feel weak ?

Paraparesis: Is the generic term for lower extremity weakness, which could be due to many causes, including issues in spinal cord. The top of the brain, a problem with nerve cells, or muscle, or structural such as lumbar stenosis. If you have progressive leg weakness, see a neurologist asap, as diagnosis and treatment is critical. (especially, if only a few days, as you might have "guillain-barre"). ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have arteriosclerosis of extremities?

What does it mean when you have arteriosclerosis of extremities?

PAD: Peripheral arterial disease is caused by cholesterol build up that narrows the arteries carrying oxygen and blood flow to the legs. Most patients have no symptoms and are diagnosed with an abi, measuring blood pressure in the legs. Treatment is lowering cholesterol, exercise, not smoking, and controlling blood pressure. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feet swell up?

What does it mean when your feet swell up?

Many things: Some causes are from standing or sitting other causes are systemic diseases. Discuss swelling with your dr. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feet swells ?

What does it mean when your feet swells ?

Few possibilities: In the young and healthy, feet swelling could mean a blood clot, but usually on one side. Some medications can cause leg swelling. Heart failure, protein manutrition, advanced liver and kidney diseases can do that as well, as does pregnancy etc...Trauma, excessive heat, prolonged standing can cause some swelling too. Some have idiopathic swelling--which mean no known cause. Consult doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my hands swell, feel tight and turn red?

What does it mean when my hands swell, feel tight and turn red?

Joint, soft tissue: There can be a lot of reasons. You could have arthritis issues. You could have neurologic issues such as carpal tunnel. You could have vascular issues. You could have endocrine issues. You need to discuss these and other possibilities with your physician and get the appropriate evaluation ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ankles are burning?

What does it mean when your ankles are burning?

Could be: Nerve entrapment, excess swelling, neuropathy and many other things. If you have these problems or the burning you may want to watch over time and if persists or worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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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