Poor circulation means having the problems with circulatory system in the body. There are various circulatory disorders, and they usually happen when blood flow to the outer limbs, like hands and legs is limited. Particles of harden fatty substance called plaque can physically block your blood vessels and can build up in your veins and arteries, thus blocking the blood flow. Poor circulation can even affect other organs in your body like brain or heart.
Various diseases, disorders and problems can be a consequence of poor circulation like heart and kidney diseases, hypertension, aneurism, varicose veins, phlebitis, stroke or high blood pressure.
Causes of Poor Circulation
Causes of poor circulation can be various and they include presence of toxins in the body, smoking, lack of exercise, bad diet, genetics, prolonged periods of sitting, certain medical conditions and lifestyle factors.
Treatments for Poor Circulation
There are several treatments for poor circulation like medicaments, changes in the diet and exercise, or natural, herbal, homeopathic or alternative therapies, like hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, reflexology or massage. Mild cases of poor circulation can be cured with proper diet and more exercises, like aerobics exercises several times per week or with nutritional high fibre and low fat diet.
In more severe cases of poor circulation you should try medicaments for circulatory system problems, prescribed by your doctor.
Tips for Poor Circulation
There are several things that you can do yourself, in order to prevent or deal with poor circulation problems; if you smoke, quit immediately. Smoking and high cholesterol can clough your blood vessels very quickly. In cases of problems with veins in your legs, and in order to improve poor circulation you should wear support socks or compression hosiery.
Homeopathic Remedies for Poor Circulation
Ginger root is one of recommended homeopathic remedies for poor circulation problems. It is especially effective in helping to dissolve and to get rid of blood cloths. Ginger has unique natural ability to act as a blood thinner, which is also helpful in other disorders like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and in post operative treatments, to prevent blood clots.
Gingko is natural herb that is very effective in poor circulation problems, and it is also used in treatments of heart ailments. It has also very positive effects on memory, as well as the ability to relax the muscles, act as anti inflammatory remedy, relax the lungs or to limit the coronary demand for oxygen in the body.
Cayenne Pepper in another very useful remedy sold on wide range of products, from pills to whole vegetables. Cayenne supplements contain chemical substance called capsaicin, which promotes poor circulation and helps with quality of blood platelets.