Warning signs of poor blood circulation

Poor circulation occurs when one or more parts of the body receive inadequate blood flow. There are a wide range of symptoms that indicate poor blood circulation in our body. A healthy human circulatory system consists of arteries carrying oxygen and nutrient rich blood from the heart to the cells of the body and veins that carry carbon dioxide and other toxins to the organs, heart, and lungs which will be expelled. Major issues with circulatory system generally show up along with other diagnosable health issues like heart diseases, chronic venous insufficiency, obesity, and diabetes.

Symptoms of poor circulation are felt when blood flow to a specific part of your body is reduced and is mostly seen in your extremities such as arms and legs. The symptoms do not appear overnight and you should be aware of what to expect when your circulatory system is not functioning properly. Here, we explain some important warning signs the body experiences when you have poor circulation.

Symptoms of Poor Blood Circulation

1) Cold feet and hands

Have you felt that your hands or feet turn cold in comparison to the rest of your body? Do they hurt or turn blue? This could be a warning sign of problems with circulation although it may also be linked to problems with thyroid or nerves. If it is found to be linked to poor circulation it would mostly be due to problems with arteries. A good arterial blood flow aids in regulating temperature, as well as carrying nutrient rich, oxygenated blood to the cells, including the tips of your fingers and toes. The condition needs to be discussed with your physician at the earliest and steps taken before it deteriorates.

2) Muscle cramps and joint pain

Poor circulation can lead to pain in hands, arms, feet, and legs. Pain in the legs and feet gets worse while sitting or standing for long. Lack of oxygen and nutrient rich blood in the tissues cause stiffness and cramping in the muscles.

3) Numbness

Feeling of numbness in your feet or hands can be due to arterial or vein issues that affect your nerves. Though it could also be due to issues like deficiency of magnesium or vitamins, more serious problems like venous insufficiency, multiple sclerosis or thyroid issues cannot be ruled out. A discussion with your primary physician is necessary to avoid further complications.

4) Digestive problems

Poor circulation affects our digestive system. Bad circulation may be linked to collection of fat in the lining of blood vessels in the abdomen. This can lead to related digestive problems which include diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, bloody stools, and constipation.

5) Varicose veins

Experiencing bulging veins or spider veins? Varicose veins occur when the valves inside the veins turn faulty, and blood flows backwards towards the feet, instead of fighting gravity and moving back towards the heart.

Pressure starts building up and veins start to bulge, and become twisted. Defective veins result in waste matter beginning to seep through the vein walls into the nearby tissues thereby leading to symptoms such as itching. Further, breakdown of tissues may occur, leading to a more serious condition known as venous ulcers.

Do you experience any of the above-mentioned signs of circulatory issues? If so, talk to the expert doctors at Avis Vascular Center about your symptoms and concerns, and find out how they can help alleviate your symptoms at the root cause.

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