Poor Circulation Causes and Treatment Options


Having proper blood circulation throughout the body is essential for keeping it healthy. Without proper blood circulation there would be no way for nutrients to be carried throughout all systems of the body. Gases and waste would have no way to escape and cells would not get where they needed to go. Worst of all, body temperatures and pH levels would not remain in balance, which would cause you to feel cold and ill all the time. Poor circulation would also cause difficulties with our respiratory system and heart because we need oxygen pumping through our blood in order to stay alive. Some of the conditions that tend to develop from poor blood circulation are:

  • Skin Problems
  • Dark Circles under the Eyes
  • Constant Coldness in the Hands and Feet
  • Eye and Vision Problems
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Extreme Numbness within the Body
  • Body Ulcers Especially around the Legs
  • Skin Boils
  • Dangerous Blood Clots
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Memory Loss
  • Chilblains
  • Carpal Tunnel Disorder
  • Headaches
  • Hair Loss

In order to prevent poor circulation you must eat a well balance diet, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, exercise daily and receive plenty of rest. However, there are some occasions where poor circulation is caused by medications and particular health conditions. If you suspect your poor circulation is caused by medication it is wise to see your doctor for an exam and to speak with him or her about switching it out. If your poor circulation might be caused by an illness or disorder you may have it is wise to get the properly diagnosed and treated so your circulation issues do not become worse causing you other health issues.

However, other causes of poor blood circulation might be because you do things such as:

  • Smoking
  • Occasional Drinking
  • Have an Addiction to Drugs
  • Sit for Long Periods of Time
  • Eat a Low Fiber Diet
  • Sleep in a Poor Position
  • Consume High Salty Foods
  • Suffer from Immobility Due to a Disability
  • Have a Diet High in Sugar
  • Lack the Recommended Dosage of Magnesium
  • Lack the Recommended Dosage of B6 Vitamin
  • Consume Extreme Amounts of Caffeinated Beverages
  • Lack a Diet in Omega Fatty Acids
  • Consume High Amounts of Protein
  • Lack the Recommended Dosage of B3
  • Consume High Amounts of Trans Fats

Thankfully changing your lifestyle is all that is necessary for improving your circulation. Remember it is essential you eat a diet consisting of fresh organic foods that nourish the body, drink plenty of clean cool water daily to keep the blood flowing properly, receive adequate amounts of exercise to promote healthy circulation and get proper amounts of sleep so your blood flows freely with ease. Breaking bad habits and addictions will also greatly improve your circulatory system and help keep you healthy.

If you are unsure of the causes of your poor circulation it is best to visit with your doctor and figure it out before more health conditions arise. After all, you do want to remain healthy, strong and happy throughout your entire life and one of the main ways to do that is too keep your blood circulation functioning properly.





Beverly Entin