Blood Circulation and Nerve Damage

Small fiber neuropathy is the condition where nerves responsible for autonomous actions in the body are damaged. It can often be a result of poor blood circulation due to diabetes. Small fiber neuropathy forms part of a larger condition known as peripheral neuropathy. It is most visible in diabetic neuropathy, where poor blood circulation can…

Causes of Low Blood Circulation

Poor blood circulation may be caused by several underlying conditions, of which the most common one is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the blood vessels. Blood vessels that harden make it difficult to pump blood throughout the body, most notably in the hands and legs. This is caused by plaque deposits forming along…

Poor blood circulation symptoms and causes

Restricted flow of blood in the body is called poor circulation. The symptoms for this is numbness or cramps in hands and legs. Over time, however, symptoms appear like coldness in the limbs, extreme tiredness in the legs or even all over, pain in the limbs, redness and swelling, water retention, headache, sleep interruption, skin…

Cramps, pins and needles

Poor circulation in your legs can cause pain, cramping, color and temperature changes, numbness, and tingling. A number of different medical conditions including diabetic neuropathy, chronic venous insufficiency, and peripheral vascular disease can cause poor circulation. However, one of the best things that you can do for poor circulation in your legs is to exercise.…

Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) can lead to and make worse many complications of diabetes, including diabetic eye disease and kidney disease. Most people with diabetes develop high blood pressure during their life. Having diabetes makes high blood pressure and other heart and circulation problems more likely because diabetes damages arteries and makes them targets for…

My feet and toes are like ice blocks

The most obvious cause of cold feet is the surrounding environment. When the temperature gets colder, people routinely experience problems with cold extremities. However, there are several different medical problems that can cause cold feet as well. Reynaud’s Phenomenon Reynaud’s phenomenon is more common in women and is a circulation disorder that causes the blood…