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Symptoms and Causes of Poor Circulation And How You Can Treat It


Poor circulation isn’t a condition in itself but a direct result of other health issues. It is a symptom. So to treat poor circulation, one needs to treat the underlying causes.  The body’s circulation system is responsible for transporting blood, oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body. So when blood flow is hindered or reduced, you experience the symptoms of poor circulation, most commonly in the legs and arms. The underlying causes include obesity, diabetes, heart conditions and arterial issues.

The most common symptoms of poor circulation include:

Tingling, numbness, throbbing or stinging pain in your limbs, pain and muscle cramps

Causes Of Poor Circulation

There are several different causes of poor circulation.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
 PAD is a circulatory condition that causes narrowing of the blood vessels and arteries. In an associated condition called atherosclerosis, arteries stiffen due to plaque buildup in the arteries and blood vessels. Both conditions decrease blood flow to your extremities and can result in pain. Over time, reduced blood flow in the extremities will lead to numbness, tingling, nerve and tissue damage.

If left untreated, reduced blood flow and plaque build up in your carotid arteries may eventually result in a stroke. The  carotid arteries deliver blood to the brain and if narrowed by plaque build up, this can lead to a heart attack.

Blood Clots

Blood clots ( caused by obesity, prolonged sitting,  age amongst others) 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.

Blood clots can develop for a variety of reasons, and they can be dangerous. If a blood clot in the leg breaks away, it can pass through other parts of the body, including the heart or lungs. It may also lead to a stroke. When this happens, the results may be serious, or even deadly. If discovered before it causes a larger problem, a blood clot can often be treated successfully and naturally too.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged veins caused by valve failure and appear gnarled and engorged. This veins are most often found on the back of the legs. Because the veins are  damaged, they can’t move blood efficiently, so poor circulation may become a problem. Although rare, varicose veins can also cause blood clots.

Your genes largely determine whether or not you’ll develop varicose veins. If a relative has varicose veins, your risk is higher. Women are also more likely to develop them, as are people who are overweight or obese.


You may think diabetes only affects your blood sugar, but it can also cause poor circulation in certain areas of your body. This includes cramping in your legs, as well as pain in your calves, thighs, or buttocks. Diabetes can also cause heart and blood vessel problems. People with diabetes are at an increased risk for atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and heart disease.


Carrying around a few extra pounds puts a burden on your body. If you’re overweight, sitting or standing for long  hours may lead to circulation problems. Being overweight or obese also puts you at an increased risk for many other causes of poor circulation, including varicose veins and blood vessel problems and even heart disease.

So How Do You Treat Poor Circulation

Treatment for poor circulation requires lifestyle adjustments and also depends on the condition causing it. Methods may include:

compression socks for painful, swollen legs

special exercise program recommended by your doctor to increase circulation

insulin for diabetes

laser or endoscopic vein surgery for varicose veins

Medications may include clot-dissolving drugs, as well as blood-thinners depending on your condition.

Herbal  Remedies
There are medically researched herbs, seeds and roots that are highly potent for treating the underlying conditions for poor blood circulation. Plaque build-up is a major and sinister underlying cause. When plaque builds up in the system, it narrows the arteries transporting blood and nutrients and overtime causes the wall of the arteries to harden and eventually damage them. So if you can eliminate the plaque build up and the bad cholesterol  from the system, you eliminate the potential for blood clots, heart disease, stroke and some allied conditions.  Obesity is also an underlying cause and has to be treated. Obesity is an indication of the presence of visceral fat in the system which also presents high risk for cardio vascular disease.

Exercises are also very important.  Check out our article on Fitting exercises into you daily routine.

Our nutritional herbal  supplement, Herbal Paradise, has all the natural ingredients that flush plaque build up, reduce obesity, strengthen the arteries, treat low or high blood sugar and treat and prevent blood clots.  Herbal Paradise was specially formulated as a herbal food supplements to treat these root conditions.

What’s The Conclusion?

As said earlier, poor circulation is a symptom of an underlying causes. The good news is that the underlying causes can be treated and in some cases eliminated completely.  If ignored, poor circulation indicates a disease in a progressive state. So take action. The most dangerous attitude is knowing what needs to be done and doing nothing. So take action.


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An IT Solutions Consultant, writer and lately a herbal supplement practitioner with a passion to teach and inspire people. Am the CEO of Quest River Digital, an IT Solutions company located in Lagos.

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