Today’s question is from Mrs Wilson and she asks,
“What really causes poor circulation?”
What’s important to know is that poor circulation isn’t a “condition” itself. It’s the result of OTHER health issues. Poor blood flow and circulation is one of the primary causes of a heart attack or stroke.
This is because it can lead to
- Hypertension and high blood pressure
- Hardening and narrowing of your arteries
- Higher cholesterol and plaque build up
The good news is that this can be reversed and avoided naturally, without prescription medications, crazy diets or exercise. And I’ll reveal to you how in a minute…
Because this is exactly the problem my dad has had for many years. In fact, he had a stroke a few years ago and why I’m writing this article…
To help you avoid the mistakes, pain and suffering that we had to go through. But let’s first talk about…
Some of what “warning signs” that you may have circulation problems include2
- Frequent pain and cramping in your legs
- Tingling or numbness in your hands and/or feet
- Tired, aching or weak legs and feet
- Slow-healing wounds
- Thickened toenails
- Varicose and “spider” veins
- Cold hands
Causes of Poor Circulation
There are several different causes of poor circulation1, but here are the top 5:
Peripheral artery disease
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) can lead to poor circulation in your legs and it generally affects people over the age of 50.
PAD is a circulatory condition that causes narrowing of your blood vessels and arteries.
Which eventually decreases blood flow to your extremities and can result in pain… but more importantly can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Blood clots block the flow of blood, either partially or entirely.
They can develop almost anywhere in your body… but a blood clot that develops in your arms or legs can lead to circulation problems.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins caused by valve failure. They’re most often found on your legs.
These damaged veins can’t move blood as efficiently as other veins, so poor circulation can become a problem.
Your genes largely determine whether or not you’ll develop varicose veins. Secondary is a change in your hormones due to aging.
This is why women are more likely to develop them, especially after menopause… As are people who are overweight or obese.
You may think diabetes only affects your blood sugar… but it can also cause poor circulation throughout your body.
People with advanced diabetes may have difficulty detecting the signs of poor circulation.
This is because diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage caused by prolonged exposure to high blood sugar3) … can cause reduced sensation in your extremities
and feel similar to poor circulation.
People with diabetes are also at an increased risk for
- high blood pressure
- heart disease.
Of course, carrying around extra pounds puts a burden on your body.
If you’re overweight, sitting or standing for hours, will eventually lead to circulation problems.
Being overweight also puts you at an increased risk for many other causes of poor circulation… including diabetes, varicose veins and blood vessel problems.
What’s important to remember about poor blood flow and circulation, is that it’s a result of OTHER health conditions…. And if left untreated, can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Genetics aside, the change in your hormones due to aging is a major cause of poor blood flow. As is being overweight… which can typically cause numerous health problems as you may already know … diabetes being one of them, which further decreases circulation.
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