Definition of Poor Circulation
Poor circulation is essentially problems with circulatory system in the body. Circulatory disorders can be various, and they happen when blood flow to the outer limbs, like legs and hands, is limited. Poor circulation can even affect heart or brain, too. In some cases blood vessels are physically blocked by particles of fatty substance called plaque, which can build and harden in your arteries and veins, blocking the blood flow.
Various problems, disorders and diseases can be a consequence of poor circulation like phlebitis, Raynaud’s disease, varicose veins, stroke, hypertension, high blood pressure, heart and kidney diseases, aneurism or peripheral artery disease.
Causes of Poor Circulation
Lifestyle behaviors and factors and certain medical conditions can cause circulatory system problems, as well as genetics, smoking, prolonged periods of sitting, bad diet or insufficient exercise.
Treatments for Poor Circulation
There are several ways you can treat poor circulation like changes in the diet or lifestyle, classical medicaments, or natural or alternative therapies. Mild cases of poor circulation can be cured with more exercises and proper diet. Aerobics exercises several times per week and some nutritional changes in your daily diet, like low fat and high fibre, should help you to relieve your poor circulation problems.
In more severe cases, you should try various treatments for circulatory system problems, such as medicaments or holistic or homeopathic approach. There are many various natural, alternative or holistic remedies for poor circulation like acupuncture, reflexology, hydrotherapy, massage and aromatherapy.
Homeopathy is another good alternative to classic medical approach, because it tries to cure not just the illness, but the cause of it and it treats the whole body, instead just the sick parts of it. Homeopathic remedies are safe to use and have no side effects.
Some of the homeopathic remedies used for poor circulation are Rosemary, Ginkgo Biloba or Zingiber. Herbal solutions of all of those remedies can help you with your poor circulation problems.
Tips to Avoid Poor Circulation
There are several things that you can do yourself, in order to prevent or deal with poor circulation problems. Here are some of them;
In cases of problems with your veins in your legs, you should wear compression hosiery or support socks, in order to improve poor circulation.
Regular exercises and healthy diet are two most important things in poor circulation prevention. In addition, those two things help your overall health and fitness.
If you smoke, quit immediately. Smoking can clough your blood vessels even faster than high cholesterol.