Hack my poor circulation

by (4176) Updated January 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM Created May 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM

If I sit down for more than 20 mins and sit up I have really bad pins and needles in my leg and foot it seems

This might be a cause for my dark circles as the blood stagnates under the skin due to poor circulation I've read

Other than exercise what are some good ways to get circulation flowing? Also what are some causes for poor circulation?

Could this also be involved with my poor skin and itchiness??


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1643 · November 16, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Dark circles = food allergy of some sort. Mine went away within weeks of removing eggs and dairy completely, as I found out I'm intolerant.

Cold hands and feet could be thyroid related, or adrenal fatigue. Get thee to a paleo friendly, recommended naturopathic/integrative doctor. Or look at chriskresser.com. We are not physicians, and speaking from experience: the interwebs is a horrible, horrible place to get any info on any medical issue. It is a sure fire way to become a complete hypochondriac.

Not that I know anything about that. Pfft.

660 · May 17, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Could be sex hormones or thyroid

875 · January 26, 2013 at 4:56 AM

Are you fasting regularly or staying low carb? I get those symptoms when I fast too often or restrict carbs besides veges.

1230 · January 26, 2013 at 1:41 AM

What are the circumstances of the appearance of the poor circulation?

Did it suddenly appear; that is, is it an acute issue? Or a general, long term decline in vascular performance?

0 · November 02, 2012 at 12:16 PM

You may try some Horse Chestnut. It improves circulation in your extremities. I have ordered some but haven't received it yet.

Look into Peripheral Vascular Disease: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/peripheral-vascular-disease

24412 · October 03, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Red wine seems to be the most effective thing other than exercise to get the blood flowing for me, especially in the winter when if I sit still I get really cold feet.

Once upon a time, I had a boyfriend who would make me espresso shots with cayenne pepper and cinnamon in them to get the blood flowing too because he was worried about my always bluish hands.

Have you been tested for anemia? Iron is what carries oxygen to our cells, and I definitely feel like I have worse circulation when I'm anemic (like before I started eating red meat and liver regularly, or after multiple heavy cycles). You could try a hunk of liver and see if you feel any better.

11476 · September 19, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Sex hormones, thyroid, not getting enough salt?

153 · September 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Do you have any other health problems to note? Sounds like it could be a vitamin E deficiency. But I need more info.

145 · May 17, 2012 at 6:43 AM

I think it may be a milk allergy. It was for me anyway.

681 · May 17, 2012 at 4:26 AM

B12 deficiency? That could possibly explain some of your other symptoms too.

14507 · May 16, 2012 at 11:55 PM

HIgh fat diets can reduce bloodflow, but people here don't like to acknowledge that one.

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