Proper blood circulation is important for the body. The thing is that your body is like thousands of blood vessels that form the circulatory system. The circulatory system of the body is responsible for sending blood, oxygen and nutrients to various parts of the body. When the circulatory system malfunctions, the cells in your body become unable to get oxygen and nutrients, which are necessary to keep you healthy.
Poor circulation is not a health condition in itself, but it arises from other underlying health problems that you may suffer from. Some common causes of poor blood circulation include atherosclerosis (plaque formation in blood vessels), diabetes, blood clots, being overweight, Raynaud’s diseases, high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, and smoking.
The common signs of poor blood circulation include:
Numbness : It usually occurs in the hands, feet, arms and legs as a result of blockages in these areas.
Cold hand and Feet: Poor hands and feet can be a sign of poor blood circulation. It occurs when the blood that is released from the heart does not get enough blood to provide heat.
Loss of Appetite: Your body needs a good blood supply to maintain digestion. Poor circulation can lead to loss of appetite and a slow metabolic rate.
Digestive Problems: Lack of blood supply to the cells in your body can cause digestive problems like diarrhoea, frequent abdominal pain, constipation etc.
Lethargy : Feeling tired or tired may be due to insufficient delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the organs and muscles.
Weak Immune System: Are you sick often If so, it may be a sign of poor blood circulation. When the circulatory system malfunctions, it becomes incapable of fighting diseases.
NB: While these are possible symptoms of poor blood circulation, you should consult your doctor to ascertain what health conditions may be causing these problems. This is important because some symptoms are similar to other medical illnesses.