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Circulation Problems Specialist

Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center

Vein Surgeons & Vascular Surgeons located in Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY & Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY

Circulation problems are a common issue that can cause cold hands and feet as well as uncomfortable pins and needles sensations in your arms and legs. To figure out what’s causing your symptoms and get treatment, see vascular specialists Inam Haq, MD, FACS, and Sushil Samant, MD, FACS, FICS, at Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center. With locations in Midland Beach of Staten Island and Borough Park of Brooklyn, New York, you can get expert care and detail-oriented treatments where it’s most convenient for you. To set up an appointment, call or book online today.

Circulation Problems Q & A

What are the signs of poor circulation?

Poor circulation is often associated with having cold hands and feet, but it can cause other symptoms, such as:

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Throbbing or stinging pain in your limbs
  • Pain
  • Muscle cramps
  • Fatigue

It’s also possible for poor circulation to cause issues in other areas of your body besides your limbs. Possible complications of poor circulation include:

  • Hair loss or hair thinning
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Edema or swelling in your limbs or other body parts
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Varicose veins
  • Skin wounds that don’t heal, like leg ulcers

If you experience any of these symptoms, visit Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center for a thorough exam and diagnosis to understand what’s causing your circulation problems and what types of treatment can help.

What causes circulation problems?

Since poor circulation can affect any area of your body, it’s best to make note of the location of your symptoms in order to help the team develop an appropriate exam to diagnose the cause of your circulation uses. Potential causes of circulation problems include:

Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

PAD is a condition caused by a narrowing of the blood vessels in your legs, often caused by atherosclerosis. Its most common symptoms are leg cramps and pain.

Blood clots

Blood clots are typically made up of fat and cholesterol deposits that may break off from your artery walls and travel throughout your bloodstream. Blood clots can cause blockages in your blood vessels as well as heart attacks and stroke.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are the result of dysfunction in the valves in your veins that are responsible for pumping blood back to your heart. This leads to blood pooling in your veins, making them twist and bulge abnormally.

Raynaud’s disease

Raynaud’s disease is a condition that causes the blood vessels in your hands and feet to narrow when you’re cold or stressed.

Other possible causes include diabetes and obesity, conditions that can interfere with blood flow throughout your body, leading to more widespread symptoms and complications.

How are circulation problems treated?

Treatment for circulation problems depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. The team may recommend conservative measures, like losing weight or wearing compression stockings, for mild cases. For moderate to severe cases, medications, injections, laser treatments, and surgical procedures are available.

Understand what’s causing your circulation problems by visiting the Laser & Varicose Vein Treatment Center. Call or book an appointment online now to get started.