There are a lot of things that can cause poor circulation. However, it can also be a sign of clogged arteries, which can be life-threatening. Clogged arteries is serious health problem so it’s extremely important to identify and recognize this problem on time in order to do something before it’s too late.
If you suffer from a poor circulation, you should definitely need to consult your doctor first and start treating the cause that triggers it. Poor circulation occurs as a result of many things, from diabetes to cardiovascular problems.
The most common reasons for poor circulation are:
Unhealthy diet (trans fats, fast food, and refined sugars)
The importance of good circulation
Each body organ needs to get the proper amount of blood and nutrients to function properly. If this process is obstructed, then it might lead to dysfunction of the organ. If it happens to the brain or the heart, just imagine the consequences.
Compare the blood circulation to traffics. Poor circulation is similar to a traffic jam, where no one gets anywhere and everyone is stuck in a standstill situation. The very same happens to your body. In case an organ doesn’t receive the necessary blood amount, it won’t function to its fullest.
Do you feel leg pain? Do you have cramp? Are you constantly tired? If the answer is yes, then you may be suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD). Sometimes, PAD is misdiagnosed because of the fact that its symptoms are similar to the ones of other health problems. As a result, physicians often fail to diagnose it on time. And here the problem occurs because PAD can cause serious consequences on your health.
PAD occurs as a result of atherosclerosis or arterial build-up. If the person suffering from atherosclerosis is doing nothing to prevent it, as the years passes by, the arterial build-up will start to harden and the body will start to choke. The legs are the most affected body part or the arteries which go to the lower extremities.
What are the most common symptoms?
Slow healing of wounds
Leg hair loss
Sometimes, the symptoms can be hardly noticeable which make us difficult to identify and treat the problem.
Prevention and Treatment
When speaking of treating of PAD, these are the top 3 pieces of advice:
Be more physically active
Eat more fruits and veggies
Avoid alcohol consumption and quit smoking
Include more garlic and ginger in your diet. Vitamin E can significantly relieve the PAD symptoms therefore, start consuming more sunflower seeds, almonds, and Brazil nuts. Moreover, increase the antioxidant levels, selenium, beta carotene, and vitamin D, C, and E.
Take a look at the following video where you can find some stretches which will improve your leg circulation.