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Poor Blood Circulation Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

Other Diseases By Tavishi Dogra , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Oct 14, 2019
Poor Blood Circulation Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

Do you want to know about the blood flow getting obstructed in your body? Here we are going to tell you about its signs and symptoms.

We know that it's very difficult to believe! But we are going to tell you about a shocking and unbelievable fact! Do you know there are about 60 thousand miles long blood vessels in our body? Moreover, from your heart to other muscles, they form your blood system. These networks present in your body carry blood to every part of the entire body. But when this flow becomes impaired, it slows down or impedes the flow of blood. Slowing or obstructing blood flow means that the cells in your body will not get enough oxygen and nutrients that it needs. However, it can be difficult for you to understand when the blood flow in your body is poor or obstructed! But if you want to know that the blood flow in your body is getting obstructed, then we are going to tell you about its signs.

Signs of poor blood flow

  • When your organs do not get enough blood, your hands and feet will start feeling cold and numb.
  • If your skin is clean then blue lines will start to appear on your feet.
  • Poor blood flow can cause your skin to become dry.
  • Your nails may be fragile.
  • Your hair may start to fall (especially the arms and legs).
  • Some men may have erectile dysfunction problems.
  • If you have diabetes, then the rate to heal the scratches and wounds may slow down.

These four things slow down blood flow

Tobacco

Nicotine is an active ingredient in cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco. It damages the walls of your arteries and thickens your blood, due to which it is not able to flow easily. If you smoke, then quit it. Doing this can prove to be a bit difficult, but the help of a doctor can prove to be effective for you.

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Control blood pressure

If your BP is too high, it can cause atherosclerosis. This is a condition that hardens your arteries and obstructs blood flow. Blood pressure should not be more than 120 and not less than 80 but you can know your BP according to your age and health with your doctor. Please check your BP at least once a month.

Drink plenty of water

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Blood contains about half the water. Therefore one always needs to keep hydrated to work. Make an aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. If you exercise outside or in summer, then you need to drink more water.

Do not sit for long

By sitting in one place for hours, your blood flow starts to deteriorate. This weakens your leg muscles and slows down the flow of blood in your feet, which can cause a blood clot. If it's your compulsion to sit and work, then you should use a desk. By doing this the flow of blood in your entire body will continue to reach your heart.

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