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What You Have Cold Feet After Getting Stents Put In My Arteries
Had a stroke 3 years ago now my legs hurt and my left foot the toes are curled under is this from the stroke what can i do ?
Go see ur FamilyDoc: There's not enough info for more definitive answer but strokes can definitely lead to (painful) muscle contracture which is why rehabilitation is so important in the immediate aftermath. You didn't describe how long your legs have been hurting or how long your toes have been curled, but if from soon after stroke, then yes, most likely a contracture. Stretching exercises might help but be patient. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Are those home medics foot massagers any good for getting the blood circulating to my feet i have one raised and put my calfs on it after exercise?
Why are my feet burning hot everytime i get into bed, no matter the temperature in the room. I am not diabetic and never had circulation issues. ?
I had 3 stints put in my thigh my dr said they were already closing is there an exercise for getting better blood flow to my leg?
For the past 9 months I've woken up with numb hands and feet. My hands are so numb that i can't fully open or close them. My feet are numb as well. When i get up to walk it's like my feet and legs don't function. I've learned that if i sit up for a minute
I burn in my joints. My feet get numb at times and feel like needles in them. I have been told that my left shoulder is worn out. What do you suggest?
I have blocked arteries in my legs would stents stop the pain when walking or is their anything that would ?
Exercise: First treatment for blocked arteries in the legs is to be sure that you do not smoke and to have other DX like HBP or diabetes well controlled. Second part is WALKING (not to improve blockages but to get your muscles to be more efficient in utilizing Oxygen that blood carries). Third: when you find the pain limiting your lifestyle, you may need stents or surgery, depending of extent and location ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My feet legs and ankles have swelled up like balloons I have not been getting much sleep the past few nights the reason why?
Swollen ankles: Most likely you are eating more salt than you are getting rid of in pee. Are you getting up at night to pee and is this the reason you are not sleeping well. Or are you waking up SOB? Tell and show your Dr. A number of other serious issues could be cause. Taking CCBs for high BP? ...Read more
Why are my hands and feet cold? Also my hands are mottled when then get cold. I have smoked for 2 years and will quit.
Good to quit!: There are exams and tests to do. Raynaud's is a known entity with color and spasm but full history and testing required. ...Read more
I've had a heart attack and I have congestive heart failure. My knees stay cold and sometimes my arms are cold. Is this something to do with CHF?
There are times when my entire body feels cold. I had blood work done and was told I had low iron. How do I improve my circulation to be warmer?
Exercise daily: Human body needs daily exercise: movement and activity as opposed to sedentary life on a desk , sofa or bed. So we need to devote 1-2 hours of time where your body is moving: either as a brisk walk, jog or in the Gym exercising including weight lifting. This will give you extra body heat and help improve your muscle strength and mental state. Your doctor can check your blood counts(CBC) if needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I been having a problem with my feet and legs swelling up to wear to can't get any shoes on i can get flip flops on some what . I get this way everytime I am on my period my feet and legs swell up to the point you would not be able to squeeze my leg or fo
Can you die from CHF I have it real bad my chest stays hurting and I'm swollen all over I have type 2 Diabetes and my father he done had 5 heart attacks he got the same thing and he had open heart surgery and they had to put stints in his heart valves and
Yes: Unfortunately, heart failure is very serious and progression is life threatening. There have been great strides in improving outcomes, but any effective treatment relies on patients learning about the disease and knowing how to respond to symptoms, how to effectively manage fluids, and how to make heart healthy lifestyle decisions.If the chest pain is new, head to the ED tonight. ...Read more
My doctor said the veins in my heart are in spasm, what does this mean and how is it treated. I have had attacks like a heart attack starts in my upper back going into my chest throat and jaw lasting about 15 to 20 minutes. He also said I have no blockage
Coronary Spasm: What you have is something called coronary vasospasm. The arteries that supply blood to your heart are made partly from muscles (like your intestines). Just like the muscles in the rest of the body, the muscles in these arteries can spasm. This causes the blood vessel to squeeze down on itself. This can then cause blood flow restriction. We usually treat this with medications, like nitro. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I had a stent put in my renal arteries in november of this year to open the arteries up?
I havnt been diagnosed diabetes but have pins and needles feeling in my hands and feet for the 2nd time ever, could I go into a diabetic coma or possibly die?
Time for a consult: Diabetics don't get the pins and needles neuropathy until years into their disease. People who hyperventilate due to anxiety can get the feeling anytime. It is time you met with your doc to discuss your concerns and have some basic lab work done.Once your health is confirmed, you can address why you are preoccupied with death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i keep having bad leg cramps to where i can't walk should I take a few days off of being on my feet it hurt that bad in the upper leg part?
I have these episodes , i get this awful tingling in my stomach , then my hands and fingers lock up , i can't open them. What is this?
I sprained my ankle last friday not have bruising in my to middletown does are you still getting numb and or cold to the touch is that normal ?
Yes: Answer hard to decipher but it sounds like you sprained your ankle and have bruising and numbness into your toes..? This is fairly typical of moderate ankle sprains as the bleeding / swelling progresses w/ gravity into your foot. Numbness is usually caused by the swelling around digital nerves. It should go away as swelling subsides. See pcp or ors. Good luck! ...Read more
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