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Can you tell me if there are any natural ways of increasing circulation to help with diabetic ulcers?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
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In brief: Limited

The only natural way of increasing circulation is by exercising the part of the body involved, usually your legs.
This would have to be done under close supervision of your doctor because the exercise can be very bad for you if done to excess. Following a diet routine that will help unclog the arteries involved would also be helpful.

In brief: Limited

The only natural way of increasing circulation is by exercising the part of the body involved, usually your legs.
This would have to be done under close supervision of your doctor because the exercise can be very bad for you if done to excess. Following a diet routine that will help unclog the arteries involved would also be helpful.
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry

In brief: Circulation/diabetes

The best way to increase circulation is exercise.
If there is a blockage or decrease in blood flow to the extremity, exercise while allowing her body to create new vessels around the blockages and thus increases the blood flow to the extremity.

In brief: Circulation/diabetes

The best way to increase circulation is exercise.
If there is a blockage or decrease in blood flow to the extremity, exercise while allowing her body to create new vessels around the blockages and thus increases the blood flow to the extremity.
Dr. Adam Ringler
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care

In brief: No

The most natural method is maintaining a strict diabetic diet.

In brief: No

The most natural method is maintaining a strict diabetic diet.
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care

In brief: Diet and excercise

Like anything else diet and exercise is foremost otherwise the rest of the recommendations won't work.
Controlling your sugars is imperative. Smoking affects circulation so quitting is essential. Amino acid l-arginine has been researched but the jury is still out. Increasing vit b. May also be of benefit. Limit caffeine which causes constriction and massage therapy may help.

In brief: Diet and excercise

Like anything else diet and exercise is foremost otherwise the rest of the recommendations won't work.
Controlling your sugars is imperative. Smoking affects circulation so quitting is essential. Amino acid l-arginine has been researched but the jury is still out. Increasing vit b. May also be of benefit. Limit caffeine which causes constriction and massage therapy may help.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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