Poor circulation can affect people of all ages. It happens when the arteries are narrowed or blocked – similar to what happens to people who smoke a lot, or who suffer from diabetes. Left untreated it can cause serious damage to your brain, heart, liver, kidney and limbs. Poor circulation can cause pain when walking (claudication), leg ulcers and gangrene.It’s most often seen in elderly people but should be taken seriously at any age.
Many people choose to take supplements that can help with poor circulation. Ginkgo Biloba is popular with those that suffer with cold hands and feet. Medical suggest that ginkgo biloba may help to support normal blood circulation, especially to the extremities.