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How Circulation Affects Your Health and Why It’s Important

When you hear “vein clots” or “heart attack”, you may picture someone who struggles with eating healthy, has diabetes, or lives a sedentary lifestyle. While these top factors will absolutely contribute to the quality of your health and circulation, there are many other lifestyle choices and circumstances that can cause serious circulatory conditions to develop.

Why is circulation important?

Among all the critical functions of the body, your blood circulation is one of the most important of all. It’s what makes your body work! Supplying oxygen to the brain and organs, your circulation also assists with cell growth and promotes healthier skin. If blood and oxygen aren’t flowing through your body with ease, a host of circulatory conditions and symptoms will arise.

These common factors can contribute to circulatory conditions:

Sitting at a desk for long periods of time, or having limited movement abilities…
Being on birth control pills, having diabetes, or smoking…
Having pre-existing conditions like Raynaud’s Syndrome, or being pregnant…
Bodily injury, undergoing surgery, or being on bedrest…

Any of these circumstances can lead to poor circulation, thrombosis / blood clots, and varicose veins. They can also wreak havoc on the quality of your overall well-being and everyday quality of living.

Do you have signs & symptoms of poor circulation?

Numbness & tingling in extremities
Cold hands & feet
Swelling in lower extremities
Memory loss
Difficulty concentrating
Digestive issues
Joint pain & muscle cramping
Skin colour changes
Varicose veins

If you are troubled by any of these symptoms, please seek the advice of a medical professional. When you meet with your doctor, they can examine you and assess your whole body health, taking into account any pre-existing conditions and ongoing symptoms.

Some circulatory conditions may require prescription drugs or aspirin. In severe cases, or if you suffer from a critical circulatory disease, surgery may be required. Whatever the case, your doctor will be able to recommend the best treatment plan for you.

Stay tuned! In my next post, I’ll be sharing three powerful treatments to boost your circulation naturally.

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