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Poor circulation

A large number of the people suffers from poor blood circulation. Bad circulation means that the legs and arms, as well as head, are not getting enough blood to satisfy metabolic needs.

Causes of poor circulation

Poor circulation mostly occurs because of poor nutrition, toxins and acids in the body and it occurs when the body is not getting enough vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Because of that, the arteries, veins and capillaries will break and cause poor circulation. It's no wonder that so many people suffer from poor circulation due to various nonalcoholic drinks, and because oxygen is rich in free radicals. The cause of poor circulation or irregular blood flow can be coronary heart disease. Furthermore, some basic disorders that cause problems in the circulation, such as diseases that block blood flow to the toes, is also a potential cause for the occurrence of poor circulation. Poor circulation can be a symptom of Reynaud’s syndrome, as well as a symptom of kidney or lung disease. Other causes of poor blood flow are narrowed blood vessels, especially in winter when, because of cold, they further narrow. Alcohol, as well as larger amounts of caffeine, can lead to poor circulation, but lesions on the feet or hands can lead to this condition, too.

Poor circulation is typical of people suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or hypertension and obesity. Furthermore, poor blood flow may be a negative consequence when taking certain medications. Bad circulation is associated with aging, because as one gets old, their blood vessels become harder and tighter. Hands and legs are mostly affected with poor circulation. This condition is caused by hardening of the arteries due to gradual hardening and thickening of the walls of blood vessels for transportation of blood from the heart. This disease is medically called atherosclerosis.

Bad circulation is often caused by phlebitis, which occurs because of blood clots, which is known as venous thrombosis. The symptoms of this condition last a week or two and they are accompanied by the sensation of warmth and bluish skin. This condition is caused because of acute illness, which can be caused by a physical blow and after which there is swelling and redness. Usually the clot remains on the surface of the body. Poor blood flow may be caused by the lifestyle of a person. Insufficient physical activity, smoking and obesity affect the poor circulation. Also, sitting in the cramped space in the unmoving position for a long time can cause poor circulation.

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