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Advice and Tips that Can Help with your Blood Circulation

Do you have poor blood circulation? Do you have cold hands and feet throughout the year? Do you get tingling sensations or numbing in your extremities? Do you have a lack of energy even when you sleep enough? Do you get dizzy often? Do you have poor concentration and memory? Do you have dry skin despite drinking plenty of water? Do your feet swell? Do you not feel hungry throughout the day? Do you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?



If you answered yes to any of these, it’s possible that you have poor blood circulation. All of these above-described problems, as well as many others, can be caused by abnormal circulation in the veins of the lower extremities, a condition called “venous insufficiency.” This is a serious medical condition that should be diagnosed and treated.

Improve Your Diet


Your diet dramatically affects your physical health, including your blood circulation. There are several ways you can improve your diet.
  • Make sure you drink plenty of water.
  • Eat superfoods which are packed with a variety of nutrients.
  • Eat nuts which have good proteins in them and other iron-rich foods.
  • Use herbs and spices in your recipes, especially ginger and garlic.
  • Drink green tea rather than a hot drink with caffeine.
  • Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake.
  • Eat dark chocolate for the antioxidants.
  • Limit salt and saturated fats in your diet.

Exercise


When you exercise, your heart pumps more, causing your circulation to increase in all parts of your body. This is a great way to not only improve your blood circulation but improve your entire cardiovascular health. Focus on your flexibility. By increasing your flexibility, you increase the movement a joint can reach. A simple way to do so is to stretch at least three times a week.

It is imperative to remember active rest during your exercise. This is when you take two or three days a week off from your workouts and do light exercise instead. Your muscles are still being used, but not to the extent of before. Active rest increases circulation and oxygenates your blood and flushes out toxins that build up during training.

Hydrotherapy


This is any therapy that includes water because of its direct effect on blood circulation. Warm water relaxes tense muscles and increase oxygen flow and dilates blood vessels. Hot water helps direct blood to the extremities, which typically are affected the most by poor blood circulation. Cold water causes the blood to flow toward internal organs, allowing them to receive more oxygen and nutrients. You can easily practice hydrotherapy at home in your shower.

Wear Proper Clothing


Make sure your clothing isn't tight or restricting. If you are easily able to breathe and your clothing doesn't make marks on your skin, it is a good fit. Having the right kind of shoes will help your blood circulation as well.

Make sure they have plenty of support, especially if you are on your feet a lot during the day. Compression socks are a good way to help increase the circulation into your feet. Compression socks help get rid of superficial veins and prevent incorrect blood flow in the veins with incompetent valves.

Injection Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment




One treatment to consider is injection sclerotherapy vein treatment. Not only is it approved by the Food & Drug Administration, but clinical studies have shown that there is a success rate of 50-80% in treating varicose and spider veins.

A tiny needle is used to inject a series of small amounts of sterile solution. No anesthesia is needed as the needle is so small. The procedure can be performed in less than 30 minutes. The injected solution irritates the inner lining of the vein which causes it to swell and seal shut. Over time, it will become scar tissue and disappear as it is reabsorbed into the surrounding local tissue. This will allow healthy veins in your leg to take over the normal blood flow toward the heart.

After treatment, which may require multiple injections over time, you will wear compression socks and resume your normal daily activities.

Massage and Dry Skin Brushing




Getting a massage or dry skin brushing in the area that has poor blood circulation is a great way not only to treat yourself but help your circulation. Massaging and dry skin brushing both stimulate your skin and muscles to increase blood flow to the area. It also helps to eliminate metabolic waste through the lymphatic system.

Find Out What Works for You


There are several ways you can improve your blood circulation. You might consider trying a few tips one at a time - or all at once. However you decide to go about improving your circulation doesn’t really matter.

Spend time learning more about your blood circulation and why bettering it is so important for your overall health. If you want to start taking better care of your body - this is the best time to start. Don’t wait until your symptoms grow worse - make some changes today.

The next time you’re complaining about completing a workout or a salad for lunch - remember that your body will be better for it.

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