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    Poor Circulation?
    dascione posted:
    Over the passed four years I've dealt with my body feeling tired all of the time. I've had tests taken, different doctors, and in the end it was something I basically just had to live with. However, now I'm noticing that not only did my sleeping problem start four years ago but a range of problems. 1. I can't stand for long periods of time. This actually made me quit my first job, I had to stand for hours at a time and I basically couldn't do it. My feet would start to go numb, it would travel up my legs and then I'd start to feel sick until I sat down or laid down. 2. I get headaches ALL OF THE TIME, not migraines but just headaches that make it so I can't concentrate. 3. Head Rushes. Usually if you get up a little too fast you feel a little dizzy and whatnot but sometimes I almost pass out. My vision will blur out and I'll have to sit back down. If I lay down on my back for a little while I get a huge headache right in the back of my head and it sticks with me for awhile. 4. Heart Flutters. Occasionally my heart feels like it kinda gets out of sync for a second and then continues right on. One month about two years ago it happened so much I got an EKG which confirmed that nothing was infact wrong with me. 5. Cheek Redness. Sometimes my face will start to get hotter yielding extremely red cheeks. No situation specifically, it basically happens when it wants too. These things have just gotten progressively worse over the years and they get in the way of everything I do. The only reason I would 'blame' it on poor circulation is I feel that if parts of my body aren't getting enough oxygen rich blood such as my brain then they won't function properly. The only problem is I'm only 19 years old and I'm not anywhere near obese. My physical activity isn't the greatest but nothing to spark these kinds of things. If there is any input at all, even if I'm way off on my guess of what it may be, it'd be glad to have it. Really I am just pulling at straws here because I don't think anything that I feel during the day is right for a kid my age.
    CardiostarUSA1 responded:

    "And in the end it was something I basically just had to live with"

    That's unacceptable.

    "Had tests taken"

    What kind of tests beyond the routine resting electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)?

    On the Subject/Topic: Poor Circulation?

    Conditions such as poor circulation (e.g., brain, heart, legs/feet) can be easily confirmed or ruled out with the appropriate diagnostics.

    Additionally, of the different types of heart conditions, some which can occur at ANY AGE, various symptoms can be acute (occurring suddenly), be chronic (occurring over a long period of time), come and go (be transient, fleeting or episodic (such as an irregular heartbeat, requiring the use of a Holter monitor or event recorder at home and during daily activities), or even be silent.

    be proactive in your health care and treatment. Sometimes this requires being assertive. Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.

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    EngineerGuy responded:
    Hi Dascione,

    A good start is just a basic blood check for deficiencies. Work with your doctor.

    Many people are deficient in Vitamin D, and the symptoms can take many many forms. Ideal blood level is 35 to 55 ng/ml. Take a vitamin D supplement for 3 months, to let the blood level reach equilibrium, and then get the blood level checked. Most people need 800 to 1500 IU of D3 to reach this level. A few people need no supplement, and a very few need a very high level of supplement.

    Dr. Fuhrman has made the most progress, in my opinion, in understanding individual variation. His diet is the healthiest, and he is the best health information in the world today, in my opinion. He is great at recognizing when someone needs an adjustment in the diet, to thrive.

    Here's an interesting clip from a VegSource conference, starting off with Dr. Fuhrman describing one individual's problem.

    If your urine is dark, your problem could be that you are not drinking enough water. The head rush that you describe, could be dehydration.

    I spend most of my time at Heart Health Fuhrman Ornish exchange.

    Best of luck to you.

    Best regards, EngineerGuy

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