What are Poor Circulation Symptoms

Poor circulation symptoms usually refer to problems in the movement of the blood through the body. The circulatory system which is the system containing the arteries, veins and capillaries is the one responsible for delivering the blood through different parts of the body.

The heart which is the center of the circulatory system is the organ in charge for pumping the blood through the blood vessels on a continuous basis. If the heart stops at any point death can follow unless something is done immediately. In order for the heart and the rest of the organs to work appropriately good blood circulation is needed.

Poor circulation symptoms do not appear overnight. It normally takes years for the circulatory system to experience enough damage for it to show any symptoms. Unhealthy lifestyles are generally the cause for bad circulation. The frequent consumption of fatty foods and the lack of cardiovascular exercise contribute greatly in the development of circulatory problems.

The fat that accumulates in the walls of the blood vessels eventually hardens creating an obstruction for the blood flow. The plaques that form as a result of the fat deposits require years in order to hinder the blood flow significantly. That is the reason why these kinds of problems occur way more often in older people than in children.

Circulatory problems can affect several organs in the human body.

- Some of the poor circulation symptoms in the heart are chest pain, an increase in the levels of bad cholesterol and high blood pressure. Performing certain tasks like walking fast or climbing stairs can also give you a signal of any circulation problems.
- Kidneys can also get affected if the blood does not circulate there properly. Swelling of the hands and feet are an indication that your kidneys are not receiving the amount of blood that they need.

- The brain which is the major organ in the human body can also show signs of not getting enough blood like: headaches, dizziness, memory loss and problems to focus.

- Your arms and legs can also be affected by bad circulation. Numbness and cramps in your extremities can also be caused by a condition named cyanosis which is a lack of oxygen in the tissues of your arms of legs.

Even when most problems associated with bad circulation are related to the cardiovascular system sometimes they can also be caused by the nervous system.

Pinched nerves can often cause numbness in your arms and legs. This can happen as a result of some accidents, sleeping in a bad position or performing a repetitive motion with your hands for long hours.


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