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Can you please be more specific about what you want to ask regarding poor circulation of the upper limbs? Has this been diagnosed in you case by a Physician? What tests have been performed?
no, this has not been diagnosed by a physician ... what could be the possible causes of poor circulation in this area of my body & how would a physician diagnose this ... sorry to say, i'm just now applying for medicare
Possible causes are Atherosclerosis (Formation of plaques and deposits in the blood vessels) that can occlude flow of blood.
Atherosclerosis has many risk factors, smoking, increased cholesterol levels, male gender, hypertension, diabetes etc are some of the major ones.
Other causes of poor circulation are Raynaud's phenomenon.
Thoracic outlet syndrome.
if atherosclerosis is possible what could be a Natural treatment & what's raynaud's phenomenon, thoracic outlet syndrome
Atherosclerosis can occur in anyone, and there is some degree of atherosclerosis in every individual.
The treatment s to reduce the risk factors.
For example, if some is genetically predisposed to having high levels of lipids or cholesterol, s/he may have to restrict fatty diet and carbohydrates.
Lipid lowering drugs and foods that contain a high level of Good Cholesterol (HDL) should be added to the diet.
A doctor diagnoses poor circulation on the history and clinical examination with some tests such as CT angio or a duplex ultrasound scan.
fatty diet would be what ... foods w/hi level of good cholesterol is what
Fatty diet will be dairy products, animal fat, oily food, barbecues, fried food such as fried chicken.
Good cholesterol is found in foods such as grains, seeds, nuts, almonds, walnuts etc.
Lemon peel is also effective for reducing atherosclerosis as a natural remedy.
Beet juice, parsley.
Exercise is a must to reduce cholesterol.
Vitamin C -- Citrus fruits, reduces blood thickening and clotting.
i eat lean chick/fish, use olive oil, canola oil, no barbecues, very, very rare fried chick ... i do make a nice fried almond burger (fried in olive oil) ... drink plenty of lemon/lime juice during summer
It is vital to get this diagnosed as a problem with circulation due to atherosclerosis.
Some people are genetically predisposed to having high cholesterol.
So, it is imperative you get your Fasting lipid profile done, to see if you have high cholesterol or not.
i guess that's it ... thank you for your time
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