Poor circulation can occur when you’re cold or if you sit cross-legged for far too long in front of the television. However, pins and needles in your extremities (mainly the hands and feet) can also signal more serious health conditions—ranging from heart disease to diabetes.
That’s why it’s not only vital to be familiar with the common causes of poor circulation; but also to be aware of the more serious underlying health conditions that chronic poor circulation can indicate.
Here are ten associated medical issues that trigger circulatory problems…
1. High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can signal and trigger circulatory problems. After all, high blood pressure is the initial reaction when blood flow is restricted to the organs. The heart will beat faster in response to increase blood flow and pressure will occur on the circulatory system, causing poor circulation, particularly to the hands and feet.