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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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Which type of doctor would I see to check circulation in the feet?

Which type of doctor would I see to check circulation in the feet?

Vascular surgeon: Your internal medicine doctor may check you. You could need a referral to a vascular surgeon depending on what the issue is. ...Read more

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What is the type of doctor that helps with poor circulation in legs?

What is the type of doctor that helps with poor circulation in legs?

Several options: Vascular surgeons would be the most direct answer to your question. However, interventional cardiologists also perform procedures to correct this type of problem. Any of a number of doctors could also help diagnose such problems. ...Read more

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I have bad leg pain had a doctor look and said I have some kind of bad circulation and gave me sprescription of trazodone?

I have bad leg pain had a doctor look and said I have some kind of bad circulation and gave me sprescription of trazodone?

Claudication: You should have an evaluation by a vascular surgeon. This could be claudication but it could be other issues that need to be elucidated. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor can help with poor circulation in legs?

Which type of doctor can help with poor circulation in legs?

Vascular Surgeon: A vascular surgeon is a specialist in the blood vessels of the body outside of the heart. They are trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the blood vessels with medication, surgery, and minimally invasive techniques (such as angioplasty and stenting) and are the only complete specialist in the vascular system. Visit www. Vascularweb. Org to find a vascular specialist near you. ...Read more

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I have the same problem as question 391172. My doctor says it's not peripheral vascular disease. Circulation is fine. Any ideas please? Can't sleep.

I have the same problem as question 391172. My doctor says it's not peripheral vascular disease. Circulation is fine. Any ideas please? Can't sleep.

2 Issues 1st: Artery: Ds present in ~1/2 of humans by late childhood, asymptomatic for decades & missed by medical exams because in wall, arteries enlarge, does not narrow artery lumen/impede blood flow until advanced/late due to plaque ruptures & clots. 2nd: Local blood flow controlled by arterioles, not the larger/visible supply arteries (lumens visible by angiograms); local flow can be ↓ed though major supply open. ...Read more

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My baby has veiny mottled skin from the face down doctors have told me it's immature circulation when will this go away?

My baby has veiny mottled skin from the face down doctors have told me it's immature circulation when will this go away?

Up to 6 months: I've seen kids with this condition where it takes even 6 months for them to develop the control of circulation. The good thing is despite it looking really nasty at times when your child is pale and mottled, it is really harmless to the baby. Attend all your well child checks so pediatrician can have ongoing assessment of baby's entire cardiac system. ...Read more

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How do doctors test women for bad circulation?

How do doctors test women for bad circulation?

Ankle Brachial Index: When interpreted by an experienced physician, the ankle brachial index (abi) along with toe pressures and arterial waveforms is the best noninvasive indicator of poor circulation. In fact, decreased abi is a predictor of death, heart attack, and stroke and is a good way to identify people with vascular disease who may benefit from lifestyle change and medical treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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When should I go to the doctor for bad circulation?

When should I go to the doctor for bad circulation?

Pain: If you noticed increased pain while at rest or in bed, or have increased pain with walking or climbing stairs it might be time to have your circulation checked.

Also watch for color and temperature changes in the limbs that might indicate a change in your bloodflow. If your feet feel cold or numb, that might indicate changes as well. Bring any of these things to your doctor when they arise. ...Read more

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Could a doctor please explain about the renal circulation?

Could a doctor please explain about the renal circulation?

Real circulation.: Oxygenated blood goes into kidney via renal arteries. These get progressively smaller until it becomes the afferent arteriole and enters into a a network in the renal glomerulus. This is where blood is filtered to remove wastes. The cleaned blood goes out of the glomerulus thru the efferent arteriole. Then into the veins. The circulation is controlled in part the the renin angiotensin system. ...Read more

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Who figured out how blood circulation works? Was it a doctor or a scientist?

Who figured out how blood circulation works? Was it a doctor or a scientist?

Dr W. Harvey: Dr William Harvey (1578-1657) was the first to described a working concept of circulation but the concept of circulation is much older and may have started with Hippocrates and Galen in ancient times ...Read more

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I have poor circulation and when I squeeze them I get water like stuff? What is this should. I go to a doctor? I also smoke

I have poor circulation and when I squeeze them I get water like stuff? What is this should. I go to a doctor? I also smoke

Edema: This is fairly concerning in that you have fluid leaking from your legs. I would definitely have an evaluation by your doctor. If you have swelling in the legs thus could be related to a number of different issues that can be treated. As well as your doctor see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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I had this left ball having lump n no pain. Ultra sound says no circulation of blood n it looks kinda dead. So I really need a surgery since its a private hospital. I guess they are doing it for money. Help me out doc. Plz?

I had this left ball having lump n no pain. Ultra sound says no circulation of blood n it looks kinda dead. So I really need a surgery since its a private hospital. I guess they are doing it for money. Help me out doc. Plz?

? Testicle: If this is a testicle and there is no blood supply, it will need to be removed. It has either become twisted or there is a problem with the testicle. All the best. ...Read more

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By stretching we improve blood circulation which regulates nutrients and hormones. So why do doctors say stretching doesn't increase height?

By stretching we improve blood circulation which regulates nutrients and hormones. So why do doctors say stretching doesn't increase height?

Because it doesn't: Any transient (and minor) increase in height created by stretching is lost after gravity cancels it out. You can improve posture by stretching, which can give the appearance of an increase, but it does not lengthen the bones. ...Read more

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On a daily basis my grandma has intense pain in her legs. She's almost 90. Doctors say it's circulation related and give pain meds. What will help?

On a daily basis my grandma has intense pain in her legs. She's almost 90. Doctors say it's circulation related and give pain meds. What will help?

First, a diagnosis: Hx & px, in the hands of an experienced competent clinician gives the answer probably >90% of the time: the tool between the ears is the most important one physicians have (and the least paid for). Elderly female, severe, both legs are key hx given; also, what makes it better or worse, describe pain. Tests wil confirm: lumbar stenosis, pvd, peripheral neuropathy...Then we'll know what will help. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, please tell the best exercise & food for good blood circulation in:- 1) whole body 2) especially to penis region thanks/ajit india?

Dear doctors, please tell the best exercise & food for good blood circulation in:- 1) whole body 2) especially to penis region thanks/ajit india?

Nothing: There is nothing special for that. Just eat healthy. No ghee. Limit all fats, oils, dairy (including lassi, butter, whole milk). Eat more vegetables & fruit (with very little to no oil). Limit salt. Limit meat intake - the best are fish (not shellfish) & poultry - goat/lamb, beef, pork are fatty. Eat more unsalted, unfried nuts. More beans/legumes (dals). Severely limit sweets & fried food. ...Read more