15 Warning Signs of Poor Blood Circulation You Should Know

15 Warning Signs of Poor Blood Circulation You Should Know

November 9, 2019 1 By Bertrand Dibbert


15 Warning Signs You’ve Got Poor Circulation 1. Numbness in Your Limbs You’ve almost certainly felt this sensation
before when some part of your body “falls asleep” due to blood flow being cut off. However, if these episodes of numbness happen to you frequently, it may be indicative of a more serious circulation problem. 2. Decreased Cognitive Ability Just like any other part of your body, your
brain needs a healthy supply of blood in order to function properly. When blood circulation becomes sluggish, your mental abilities slow down along with it. If you have difficulty thinking clearly or
if you’ve noticed that your memory isn’t as good as it used to be, this may be a sign that you have poor circulation. 3. Loss of Appetite Another less obvious symptom of a malfunctioning circulatory system is loss of appetite. Your gastrointestinal tract needs blood in
order to digest food and transport nutrients from the intestines to the rest of your body. When blood flow slows down, your digestion can easily become impaired. You’ll feel less hungry, but not eating
enough means that your metabolism will suffer as well. 4. Unexplained Digestive Problems Poor circulation in the digestive tract doesn’t just cause loss of appetite. It can hamper your body’s ability to obtain
nutrients from food as well. Without adequate blood supply, a lot of the foods that you eat will pass through your system without being digested entirely, leading to nausea, loose bowel movements, or other digestive issues which may be easily misdiagnosed and thus go untreated. 5. Frequent Exhaustion When your circulatory system slows down, it no longer has the capacity to deliver oxygen, vitamins, and minerals throughout the body as it should. As previously mentioned, this can slow down your metabolism. Without the proper supply of nutrient filled
blood, your whole body will drop into conservation mode a built in defense mechanism whereby it saves as much energy as possible until it perceives that the hard time has passed. The result of this conservation of energy
is that you’ll feel exhausted on a daily basis, making it very difficult to perform
simple day-to-day tasks. 6. Weakened Immune System The circulatory system is directly responsible for maintaining a healthy immune system. When you have poor circulation, the vitamins and minerals your body needs to fight off infection may not be delivered as quickly
or in great enough quantities as they would be via a healthy circulatory system. Additionally, due to the digestive malfunctions which often accompany poor circulation, certain minerals and amino acids which our bodies require in order to synthesize immune-boosting enzymes may be in short supply. 7. Tightening of the Chest When you have poor circulation, your heart doesn’t get as much blood flow as it normally should. This can cause you to feel tightening or increased pressure in your chest – a symptom known as angina. While the pressure and pain may randomly come and go, this is a sure sign that you circulatory system isn’t functioning as it should. 8. Slackened Libido Poor circulation can easily lead to problems with the reproductive system, too. In both men and women, reproductive organs need a lot of blood to work properly and when they don’t get it, like everything else
they start to shut down. In women, circulatory malfunction may manifest as irregular monthly cycles or fertility problems while men might notice that their bodies suddenly aren’t cooperating in the bedroom. Furthermore, both sexes are likely to experience slackened or complete loss of libido as a result of poor circulation. 9. Cold Extremities If you have poor circulation, blood has a
harder time traveling to the furthest reaches of your body such as your fingers and toes. Because blood also carries heat from your core to your extremities, slow or inadequate blood flow will cause these parts of your
body feel much colder than the rest of you. 10. Skin Discoloration When your hands and feet don’t get adequate amounts of oxygenated blood, you may also notice discoloration of the skin covering
these parts of your body. If you see that your extremities have taken on a blue- or purple-ish tone, you can be fairly certain that your circulatory system
isn’t functioning as it should. 11. Dark Circles Under the Eyes While are several other possible causes for the areas under the eyes to become dark and puffy, poor circulation is one of the most
common. To find out if your dark circles are an issue of slow blood flow, try pushing gently against the skin there. If the area looks lighter when you take your finger away then slowly darkens again after a second or two, the cause is most likely
related to circulation. 12. Brittle Hair and Nails Also due to lack of nutrient-filled blood
in your body’s extremities, new growth of hair and nails may become weak and brittle. If you start to notice that your nails chip
much more easily or if your hair breaks and falls out more frequently than it used to,
poor circulation may be to blame. 13. Swelling of the Feet and Hands In extreme cases, poor circulation may cause swelling in the hands and feet – a direct result of nutrient imbalances and the body’s inability to keep fluid in the blood vessels where it belongs. When the circulatory system malfunctions, fluid may leech out and settle into surrounding tissues in the extremities, causing them to appear swollen. 14. Leg Ulcers Another symptom of poor circulation that could easily be attributed to some other cause are the rash-like ulcers which may develop around the ankles and knees. If you begin to see patches of sore, inflamed skin on your legs that won’t go away, it could be a sign that your circulatory system is in jeopardy. 15. Varicose Veins In addition to ulcers, poor circulation can
cause the veins just under the surface of the skin on your legs to become swollen, twisted, and very visible. These blue and purple blemishes are known as varicose veins and in addition to being somewhat unsightly, they can also become itchy or even painful. While taking steps to improve your circulation will help varicose veins to disappear over time, there are a couple of quick-fix (albeit
temporary) solutions for this problem such as wearing compression stockings (also known as circulation socks.) Alternately, an incredibly effective and inexpensive natural remedy for reducing the size and severity of varicose veins is through the regular use of Witch Hazel!