The problem for poor circulation occurs when blood flow get reduced to certain parts of the body. People often feel it in extremities such as fingers. However, it can happen anywhere in the body.
One of the most common causes is collecting deposits on the inside of blood vessels and capillaries, which is usually caused by shrinkage of fat on the inner walls of the cell.
In mild cases it can cause discomfort. However, the condition can worsen and become more serious, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, hypertension, organ damage, stroke, varicose veins, kidney problems.
In most cases it occurs in adults, the main cause of poor circulation is a way of life and lack of exercise and too fatty and sugary foods.
Many symptoms indicate poor circulation, but the most common are these:
– Cold feet and fingers;
– Cold hands and fingers;
– Feeling of numbness in certain parts of the body, especially the extremities;
– Fatigue or lack of energy over a longer time;
– Sometimes hair loss can be the result of poor circulation;
– Frequent dizziness;
– Dry skin, despite consuming enough water;
– Lumps in the blood vessels and varicose veins;
– chills ec.
How to prevent and treat:
Tips for good circulation:
– Stop smoking;
– Check your blood pressure regularly;
– If you suffer from diabetes, adhere to therapy;
– The level of cholesterol and fats in the blood maintain to normal;
– Proper diet and use supplements that stimulate circulation;
– Exercise regularly (at least half an hour a day);
– Wear clothes and shoes that allows normal circulation;
– Keep your feet warm;
– More often drink hot drinks;
– Avoid drinks with caffeine
Some foods and herbs affect the vitality of the blood vessels.
Foods and spices:
– Garlic (lower cholesterol levels, the risk of atherosclerosis and regulates blood pressure)
– Olive oil
– Red wine
– Berries and fruits rich in vitamin C (strengthens blood vessel walls)
– Pumpkin seeds (rich in vitamin E)
– Nuts (rich in niacin and vitamin B3)
Medicinal herbs (only under the supervision of a doctor):
– Ginkgo biloba
– Butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus)
– Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
– Eucalyptus oil (Eucalyptus)
– White hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
Vitamins and minerals:
– Vitamin B5 (niacin), preferably in combination with other Group B
– Vitamin E
Experts recommend a few exercises that can meaningfully improve circulation and maintain body tone and fitness.
In the morning do not get up immediately but first good stretch your arms and legs.
Exercises for neck
Turn head slowly side to side counting to 10. Then rotate in a circle, complete exercises by folding head to chest. If you hear cracking in the neck do not worry, it’s a sign that you are doing the exercises correctly
Before morning shower, do a series of 10 push-ups. It will give you the necessary strength that is needed during the day.
Heel raise exercise
Stand with your feet a few inches apart, with your hands lightly resting on a counter or chair in front of you. Slowly raise your heels off the floor while keeping your knees straight. Hold for about 5-6 seconds, then slowly lower your heels to the floor.
Walking is one of the best exercises for circulation. Walking makes the leg muscles to constrict and relax and thus pump blood throughout the body. Walking is easier form of exercise which also lowers blood pressure. Start with short walks two or three times a week.
A few more tips:
A good way to stimulate circulation is alternately showering in warm and cold water (though, should not be too hot and too cold).
In winter, wear an extra pair of socks.