The circulatory system plays a very important role in the health of the body. As the name implies, it is responsible for circulating oxygen, as well as nutrients, to all parts of the body using blood pumped by the heart. Because of this vital role, a malfunction of the circulatory system can impact your health in a number of ways, some of which may seem insignificant at first. Sometimes there will be rather clear symptoms indicating such a severe problem. Are you wondering if you suffer from poor circulation? Take a look at the following 15 warning signs, which are common symptoms of poor blood circulation. If the majority of them seem to apply to you, then you know it’s time to take action and see your doctor!
15. Numb Sensation
Most of us have had a situation where an arm or a leg fell asleep because there was too much pressure on it for too long. When this happens, what you are experiencing is a reduction in circulation to the affected extremity. In the above example, it’s usually nothing serious. If you’re not paying attention it can happen, but when you remove the pressure from your limb, your sensation and movement will return soon enough. However, if you find yourself constantly with a tingly numbness regardless of what you’re doing, it could be that you are experiencing underlying circulatory issues.
14. Decreased Cognitive Ability
This one might make more sense to the men who’ve experienced difficulty thinking when things are heating up “downstairs”. Many men attest that when blood is rerouted away from the brain, it becomes more difficult to engage at a cognitive level, and there is some science to back that up. Thinking about it that way, it makes sense that poor circulation results in poorer decision making. However, arousal is not the only cause of decreased cognitive ability. Regardless of your excitement level, poor circulation may make cognitive tasks difficult, as less nutrient-rich blood is cycling to the brain to provide resources.