Causes of Poor Circulation

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Causes of Poor Circulation

If you feel the circulation in your legs are poor, these are some of the causes:

 

  1. Peripheral arterial disease
    • This is a condition that affects your arteries and the predominant symptom is pain in your legs, worse on exertion and exercise. Relieved by rest
  2. Diabetes
    • Here you have poor blood glucose control and over time can develop numbness in the legs
  3. Varicose veins
    • Here you get tingling, heaviness and aching and you feel the circulation is not great
  4. Raynauds disease
    • This is worsened by being in cold environments, whereby the tips of your fingers, toes or even lips can get blue or purplish
  5. Obesity
    • Being overweight or obese places a tremendous amount of pressure on your lower legs preventing blood from being pumped up back to the heart

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