Good circulation and heart health

How good is your circulation? Poor circulation results when blood flow is restricted somewhere in the body. It is commonly caused by a build-up of plaque in the arteries. Poor circulation usually develops slowly over time. It may indicate a more serious underlying problem. Poor diet and smoking contribute to the development of poor circulation. 

How can you tell if you have a circulation problem? Look for these symptoms:

  • Numbness
  • Cramping
  • Coldness
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Slow healing
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Impotence, erectile dysfunction 

Pay attention to changes in your body

Pay attention to any changes in your body and overall health. Many symptoms may result from poor circulation, since the circulatory system affects the entire body. Other symptoms can include varicose veins, hair loss and dry skin, and may develop over time from reduced blood flow. When poor circulation affects your heart, you may feel fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain and high blood pressure.

Your kidneys can be affected by swelling. When poor blood flow affects your liver, you may experience weight loss and dull skin. Left untreated, poor circulation can lead to serious complications such as heart attack or stroke. So if you suspect that you or a loved one has a circulation problem, it is best to see Dr. Ola Akinboboye as soon as possible. Using state-of-the-art vascular testing, Dr. Ola can pinpoint the source of your circulation problem.

To learn more about circulation and cardiovascular health, call Queens Heart Institute at 718.949.9400 or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your comprehensive heart health consultation. We offer our services to the neighborhoods of Springfield Gardens, South Jamaica, Rosedale, Elmont, Jamaica and Laurelton in Queens County, NY.