Every day your heart pumps nearly 1.5 gallons of blood around your body. Your veins and arteries are an interconnected plasma superhighway delivering nutrients, hormones, and oxygen to vital organs, muscles, and tissue.
Impaired circulation due to blood disorders, cardiovascular problems, or disease, can result in severe health issues that could cost you your life. Inferior blood flow means that some parts of your body may not receive sufficient blood supply, creating problems with delivery of oxygen and nutrients to limbs or other areas of your body.
The factors influencing poor circulation are bad dietary and lifestyle choices, as well as medical conditions such as pregnancy or diabetes. Excessive fast food consumption, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, all adversely affect circulation and the delivery of blood to organs and limbs. Circulatory issues can occur at any age, and if left untreated, it could become a life-threatening condition.
Poor circulation can result in damaged kidneys, brain disorders, liver damage, and cardiovascular failure. Circulation issues can go unnoticed until they reach a critical stage where they begin to manifest symptoms in your physiology.
Common Circulatory Issues
If you are feeling fatigued and exhibit one or more of the following symptoms, visit your medical
professional immediately for a consultation.
• Angina – A feeling compared to someone sitting on your chest while you are lying down.
• Numbness or discoloration in your extremities (fingertips and toes.)
• Swelling of the feet and hands, related to your kidneys receiving insufficient blood.
• Cognitive issues such as loss of memory or the inability to concentrate.
• Cold hands or feet.
• Erectile dysfunction.
Diagnosing poor circulation requires an examination by your doctor. In some cases, circulatory inefficiencies will need medication for treatment, depending on the severity of the condition.
However, there is a chance that your circulatory issues have links to lifestyle issues, such as high-stress levels. You can try the following natural alternatives to improve your circulation and reduce stress.
Exercise – Elevate your heart rate with a walk around the block or a light run.
Drink Green Tea with Lemon – The catechins in green tea and limonoids from lemons have a potent enhancing effect on the circulatory system.
Lifestyle changes – Stop lousy health choices such as smoking and consuming alcohol. Reduce your intake of refined carbohydrates and increase consumption of healthy fats, such as Omega-3 EFA’s.
Use Supplements to Improve Circulation – Certain supplements, such as GPLC, can improve circulation. Some people take propionyl-l-carnitine to boost cardiovascular function and circulatory capacity.