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Poor Circulation Can Cause Hands and Feet To Tingle
- Peripheral vascular disease occurs when the circulatory system can not properly do its job and there is inadequate blood flow to the body
- Some poor circulation symptoms include: a tingling or prickling sensation in the hands and feet
- You are at risk if: you have a metabolic disorder, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides levels
The human body has been an object of scientific study for a long time and it still conceals many secrets and new discoveries. Our body can be considered a complex biological machine. The brain is considered to be one of the most sophisticated devices explored and is a most powerful organic computer unlikely to be paralleled by the machines made by man. But there is also something common between the ordinary machines and our bodies. Both are vulnerable and may break down. With so many different disorders and diseases in the world, it is sometimes very confusing to find out what exactly is affected because a certain area of our body may ache but it may be caused by a dysfunction located in another part of our body. Have you hands or feet ever felt numb? It could be your circulation may not be functioning at optimum levels.
The circulatory system delivers to each and every cell comprising the body. If you have felt a tingling or prickling sensation in your hands and feet, you could have symptoms of peripheral vascular disease. PVD is defined as disease of the arteries and veins of the extremities which interferes with adequate flow of blood. If you are experiencing these symptoms of numbness and/or feeling that your hands and feet have fallen asleep, then check with your health care professional for an exact diagnosis.
People with metabolic disorders are very likely to get this kind of illness. If there is too much bad LDL cholesterol in your blood, or high triglyceride levels, this may cause a blockage of the blood vessels. In fact, it can happen not only in the arteries of hands and feet but also in the brain, heart and torso of the body. But the feet and hands are likely to be affected at first turn by this vascular disease. When blood flow to the feet and hands are reduced, less oxygen and nutrients are available to the extremities. Some of the warning signs may be minor pain, tingling or cramping. There are multiple factors that may increase the risk of poor circulation (blood vessel disease). Among them are high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, abuse of alcohol, smoking, being overweight, low physical activity or a sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, and a genetic inclination inherited from your family.
PVD and blood vessel plaque can be prevented and not only by means of using medications. You can improve poor circulation by consulting with a medical doctor to help you in reducing your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, losing weight, to quit smoking and starting a nutritional diet regimen. You need to keep under control as many heart disease risk factors as you can. If you are a diabetic, you should work with your doctor or health care practitioner to keep your blood sugar levels in check to help reduce the progression of this disease.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Circulation Problems24 Sep 2008|