Circulatory Problems

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Circulatory Problems


Is the closed network of blood vessels in the body

What to look for

If you have a painful vein, aching legs, swelling, bluish vessels in an aching leg. Intermittent claudicating is caused by the lack of blood flow to the affected areas. Hardening of the arteries might be the problem. most of the circulation conditions can be treated at home or with a doctor’s supervision.

These arteries can become blocked and this is when circulatory problems arise. there are a number of ways how theses problems can start .



Normally there are more than one cause to circulatory problems. the hardening of the arteries can become more prolific with age. Women are more likely than men to develop varicose veins. Genetics also plays a part and so does the type of lifestyles people lead. Smoking, being overweight and also sitting or standing for long periods are the other risk factors for poor circulation. people with diabetes and also women taking the "PILL" are more prone to circulatory problems

Dietary Considerations

the general rule is that, your diet should be low in fat and high in fibre. So you have to eat more whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables. Try avoid caffeinated drinks. You should eat more fish if you suffer from hardened arteries and for dessert try eating pineapple it is very good for circulation.

There are certain vitamins and minerals that may also improve your circulation, vitamin C and E, niacin, are all believed to have a dilating effect on blood vessels, may help to get the blood flowing a make walking less painful.

However you should consult a doctor before using niacin, this may cause uncomfortable flushing. Try Magnesium supplements this may also help dilate the vessels and ease arterial spasms.

Personal Care

Regular exercise. If you are taking birth-control pills, you should switch to another form of contraception. If you are smoking try to stop. Dress warmly in winter especially keep your feet warm

When to seek further professional advice

If you experience sudden and severe pain you develop skin inflammations, skin discolouration, or sores that don’t heal. You should contact your doctor

Alternative/Natural Treatments

Body/Mind Treatments : Yoga - can help with blood flow and help to ease the discomfort caused by poor circulation.
Water Treatments : by dipping a towel in cold water and quick rub after you have soaked in a worm bath can ease general discomfort caused by poor circulation. For a quick effect add a solution of thyme leaves or larch needles to your bath water. Soak your cold feet in a warm footbath for 15 minutes. To boost circulation in the legs, rotate between hot and cold foot baths (1 to 2 minutes in hot water, 30 seconds in cold water) for 15 minutes long. By taking Cayenne and ginger this may stimulate circulation by enlarging arterioles and veins near the skin's surface if the swelling and inflammation ifs caused by many circulatory disorders try using Butcher's-broom this is believed to help. It can be eaten if it is cooked. Butcher's-broom is like its cousin, the asparagus, or your can brewed it in tea.
Chinese Herbal Treatments : Gotu kola appears to be benefit to circulation you have to take it orally.

Traditional Treatment

you can improve circulation at home, there are many other options if one does not succeed you can try a different option. You should take your time to decide and learn about your options, then you can decide which treatment program will work the best for you.The cause of the circulatory problem will have to be diagnosed by your doctor before suggesting a treatment.

Normally a treatment consisting of: H regular aerobic exercise, A good balanced nutrition. To lose weight if you are. Stop smoking it is a bad habit. Aspirin can also help the swelling

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-18