Discolored skin, cold hands and feet, numbness, tingling – these are all signs of poor blood circulation.
And I don’t want to alarm you, but if left untreated, this condition can increase your risk of heart attack by up to 60%.
There are over ten common symptoms that most patients ignore.
And unfortunately, that only worsens their condition.
In fact, I’ve been receiving many messages from you guys asking me to shed some light on this “hot topic“. To begin, I need to ask you the following:
Have you experienced any of these symptoms?
- Numbness and tingling in your limbs
- Impaired cognitive function
- Digestive issues
- Loss of Appetite
- Muscle cramps
- Discolored skin
- Leg ulcers
- Hair loss and weak nails
- Varicose veins
- Weakened immune system
- Cold hands and feet
So, for you to hold a grip on the situation, you must first know what’s the underlying cause of your nasty ailment:
- Carrying even a few extra pounds of weight strains your heart.
But just losing 10 pounds can significantly improve not only your blood circulation, but your blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well.
- Smoking increases your risk of developing various vascular diseases.
This bad habit is responsible of causing plaque to build up inside your veins.
It narrows your arteries and carries less of the vital oxygen throughout your body.
Moreover, it also puts you at a greater risk of stroke and heart attack.
- Pay close attention to your poor circulation especially if you suffer from diabetes, because it triggers peripheral artery disease.
Peripheral artery disease(PAD) is the condition in which there is so much plaque buildup in your veins that it restricts proper blood flow throughout your body.
PAD triggers leg numbness, cold hands and feet, hair loss, a weak pulse in your legs, and muscle cramping.
- Blood clots cut off blood flow to certain organs and arteries.
They can develop:
- After surgery
- Due to a buildup of plaque
- Because of a sedentary lifestyle
- Or during pregnancy
They cause pain and lead to heart attack if they flow to the heart or cause pulmonary embolism if they enter the lung.
The Solution- there are easy ways you can combat bad blood circulation.
Here is what you can do:
1. Start moving!
To strengthen your heart and get your blood pumping throughout your body…simply EXERCISE.
30 minutes a day of regular physical activity is a must.
Therefore, put on some comfy snickers and start walking, swimming, biking or try some aerobics.
2. Good ol’ massage.
Did you know that massaging your legs not only will free you from the symptoms of poor circulation but it also improves varicose veins naturally?
Add essential oils mixed with a good carrier oil (e.g., coconut oil, avocado oil, etc.) and start massaging the pain away.
3. Stress-free zone.
Being under a lot of mental pressure wreaks havoc on your body.
By managing stress, you will automatically increase blood flow to your brain, thus improving your reactions.
4. Quit Smoking.
Why indulge in a habit that increases your cholesterol, hardens your arteries, and causes other blood vessels to constrict?
Quitting now will not only add years to your life, but quality.
5. Eating Properly.
You are what you eat, so add more fruits and veggies to your plate.
A simple diet change will not only improve blood flow, but strengthen your organs and help your body shed a few unwanted pounds.
6. Supplementing right.
With age, the body does not store vitamins and minerals the way it used to.
So, make sure you don’t have any deficiencies and that you are always stocked with Vitamin B6 and B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, niacin, and magnesium.
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And that’s not all! Here are some PRO TIPS that can make your life easier:
- Improve low circulation by wearing support socks or compression hosiery.
- Take a warm bath or soak feet in warm water to increase your blood flow.
- Keep your feet and other extremities warm by wearing thermal or woolen socks.
- Keep swollen feet raised for short intervals to allow the blood to flow through and help the fluid to drain from the feet.
- Avoid staying inactive for long periods, keep moving to improve circulation.
Are you familiar with these tips?
What other methods do you use to improve blood flow?
Tell me about them in your message and I’ll make sure to feature them in one of my next articles.
Your advice could help someone in need! I can’t wait to read your comments.
Also, please let me know if you want to read more about natural remedies for improving your blood circulation.
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To your health!