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If my legs feel heavy, does that mean I have poor circulation?
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Dr. Joshi Aditi
General Practice
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See your doctor to get checked out to rule out anything serious!

In brief: Pagin doctor so n so
See your doctor to get checked out to rule out anything serious!
Dr. Joshi Aditi
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly so
It is possible that heaviness or discomfort in the legs is a sign of poor circulation.
This would especially be so if the symptoms occured with exertion and improved with rest. Other causes would include muscle weakness or deconditioning due to lack of exercise and degenerative nerve disease. If the problem is persistant or worsening a visit to your doctor is in order.

In brief: Possibly so
It is possible that heaviness or discomfort in the legs is a sign of poor circulation.
This would especially be so if the symptoms occured with exertion and improved with rest. Other causes would include muscle weakness or deconditioning due to lack of exercise and degenerative nerve disease. If the problem is persistant or worsening a visit to your doctor is in order.
Dr. Peter Corrado
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Heaviness is not a common description for someone with poor circulation to the legs.
More usually, one complains of pain with walking that leaves with rest, less hair on the toes, change in skin color loss of pulses. Heaviness could be vascular but could be from many causes. A good history and exam should help determine the cause.

In brief: Not necessarily
Heaviness is not a common description for someone with poor circulation to the legs.
More usually, one complains of pain with walking that leaves with rest, less hair on the toes, change in skin color loss of pulses. Heaviness could be vascular but could be from many causes. A good history and exam should help determine the cause.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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