If you regularly feel pain or numbness in your arms or legs, you may have poor circulation. Cardiovascular expert, Behzad Taghizadeh, MD, FACC, offers comprehensive care for poor circulation at the San Diego and La Mesa, California, offices of San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center. Dr. Taghizadeh customizes a treatment plan to your unique needs to increase your circulation and reduce your risk for cardiovascular complications. To schedule an evaluation of your circulatory system, call the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center nearest you or request an appointment online today.
Your circulatory system sends blood, nutrients, and oxygen throughout your body. When any part of your blood flow in a specific area is disrupted, you can develop complications of poor circulation.
Some of the most common conditions that can lead to poor circulation include:
When your body isn’t getting enough blood to support good health, you can experience a variety of symptoms and be at increased risk for additional health complications.
Symptoms of poor circulation primarily affect your arms, hands, legs, and feet. You may experience occasional or persistent symptoms like:
You may also feel a throbbing or stinging sensation in your arms and legs due to poor circulation.
If you have varicose veins, existing heart disease, or experience symptoms of poor circulation, Dr. Taghizadeh takes time to discuss your symptoms and review your personal and family medical history. He also physically examines your affected limbs to check for swelling and other abnormalities.
To confirm the cause of your poor circulation, Dr. Taghizadeh may request a blood test. He may also use imaging tests like a CT scan or ultrasound to identify blood clots and other blockages in your blood vessels.
Your treatment plan for poor circulation depends on its root cause. Some options for treating poor circulation include:
In many cases, Dr. Taghizadeh recommends wearing compression socks to increase blood circulation in your legs, especially if you stand for long periods of time.
You should also engage in daily physical activity to naturally enhance your blood circulation and help you maintain a healthy weight.
If you have varicose veins that are interfering with blood circulation, you may need sclerotherapy or endovenous ablation to destroy the damaged vein.
For blood clots, Dr. Taghizadeh may prescribe medications that break up clots and help your blood flow more effectively throughout your body and back to your heart.
Dr. Taghizadeh can also work with you on diet changes to increase your cardiovascular health and promote good blood circulation.
If you have persistent symptoms of poor circulation, don’t delay a diagnostic evaluation. You can call the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center office nearest you or book an appointment through the online system today.