What other symptoms might occur with circulation symptoms?

Circulation symptoms may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Frequently, symptoms that affect the circulatory system will also involve other body systems.

Musculoskeletal symptoms that may occur along with circulation symptoms

Circulation symptoms frequently accompany other symptoms that affect the musculoskeletal system including:

  • Leg pain
  • Muscle cramping in the legs, buttocks, thighs, calves and feet
  • Pain, heaviness and numbness in your legs
  • Pain that increases with muscle exertion and diminishes with rest

Neurologic symptoms that may occur along with circulation symptoms

  • In some cases, circulation symptoms may accompany other symptoms that affect the nervous system including:
  • Confusion or loss of consciousness, even for a brief moment
  • Inability to speak or slurred speech
  • Loss of vision or changes in vision
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  • Paralysis or inability to move a body part (usually on one side)
  • Weakness (loss of strength)

Renal symptoms that may occur along with circulation symptoms

In some cases, circulation symptoms may accompany other symptoms that affect the renal system including:

  • Decreased urine output
  • Fluid retention
  • Leg pain and swelling (from fluid retention in urinary dysfunction)

Other symptoms that may occur along with circulation symptoms

Circulation symptoms may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Bluish coloration of the lips or fingernails (cyanosis)
  • Cooler skin in the feet or hands
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Poor nail and hair growth on the extremities
  • Slow-healing wounds or sores
  • Warmth, swelling or redness of the skin, in the case of thrombophlebitis
  • Weak pulse in the extremities

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, circulation symptoms may signal a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Confusion or loss of consciousness, even for a brief moment
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Inability to speak or slurred speech
  • Loss of vision or changes in vision
  • Paralysis or inability to move a body part
  • Sudden severe headache
  • Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body
INTRODUCTION

What are the signs of circulation problems?

Circulation symptoms occur when blood flow to a part of your body is reduced, usually as a result of a narrowing of the arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood rich in oxygen to all parts of the body. Typically this occurs due to the plaque buildup in the artery walls, a condition known as atherosclerosis. Risk factors for atherosclerosis include smoking, diabetes, obesity, and elevat... Read more about circulation symptomsintroduction

CAUSES

What causes circulation symptoms?

Circulation symptoms occur when blood flow to a part of the body is reduced, usually as a result of a narrowing of the arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood rich in oxygen to all parts of the body. Usually this happens through the plaque buildup of atherosclerosis. Risk factors for atherosclerosis include smoking, diabetes, obesity, and elevated blood lipids. This narrowing of the arteries prevents adequate blood flow. Circulation symptoms can also result from clot formation and inflammation within the veins.... Read more about circulation symptomscauses

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