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Offline alcapone1

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What mechanisms increase local blood flow?
« on: 20/09/2015 22:43:25 »
Hey everyone, new here. It's always good to find other intellectuals.
I'm trying to use a topical to increase blood supply to tissues up to a few centimeters underneath the skin. A couple of problems/questions:


-I don't want to cause any muscle relaxation like you'd get from heat so I'd need to know by what mechanism heat actually relaxes muscle so I can avoid that mechanism. It wouldn't seem to make sense that increased blood flow alone would relax muscle.


-When someone applies a rubefacient ( something that increases blood flow to the skin, turning it red), what effect does this have on the underlying tissue? Is blood supply increased radially from where the rubefacient was applied and thereby increasing blood flow to underlying tissue (I'm thinking up to a few centimeters of muscle) or is blood supply essentially being stolen locally in order to bring it to the skin?

Thanks in advance for any answers or discussion!
« Last Edit: 21/09/2015 15:26:14 by chris »


 

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Re: Increasing Local Blood Flow
« Reply #1 on: 21/09/2015 01:49:20 »
You run the risk of causing tissue damage if you try to self-treat yourself. You could lose that leg(probably not, though ) like poor McGillicudy did. Do you not have free access to a provider under the NHS?

If you were in America I could direct you to a charity clinic if you are an outlier. But you appear to perforce depend upon the tender mercy of the Tory government.

Any advice you receive here could come from any variety of quack you could imagine.

My advice comes from California RN # 259063  You may go here [1.] and verify that my license  is in order and thus probably consistent with the California Nurse Practice Act.


[1.] https://www.breeze.ca.gov/datamart/searchByLicNumber.do
« Last Edit: 21/09/2015 01:51:06 by Franklin_Uhuru »
 

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Re: Increasing Local Blood Flow
« Reply #2 on: 21/09/2015 05:51:57 »
Mr. DandyVandy.  Sorry! Mr. Alcapone1  (let that be a lesson to you young troopers -- always check the ID band!)

I was rushing to have dinner with my lady friend, so I failed to tell you that common causes of "Poor blood flow" are either arterial or venous insufficiency. To completely restore your health - should that be the case -- with any topical medication I would need access to a pharmacy on Gallifray. Unfortunately the TARDIS  is up on blocks, having thrown a rod and the main bearing is on its last legs. Therefore, your best option is to get checked by a local MD soonest---before  you get one of those pesky skin ulcers.
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Re: Increasing Local Blood Flow
« Reply #3 on: 21/09/2015 12:43:54 »
Hear, hear! (FU does have lucid moments).

If the problem is more than skin deep, don't attempt to treat it yourself. There are some OTC preparations like Pernivit that can increase capillary flow, but even then if you have exceptional sensitivity to cold or bruising, you need a professional assessment and long-term prescription. 
 

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