Blood circulation affects every part of your body and healthy blood flow ensures that oxygen and nutrients are reaching every cell in your body as well as removing metabolic waste. People suffering with poor circulation may experience spider veins, varicose veins, swelling or even heart disease. If you have any of these symptoms, Vein Specialists of Arizona encourages you to request a free vein screening so you can start improving the quality of your life and health!
Check out these simple tips to boost your circulation.
- Maintaining a healthy blood pressure
High blood pressure puts additional stress on your blood vessels. This pressure can eventually stretch the arteries. In some cases this lead to tissue scarring and reduced elasticity. Once elasticity is lost, your arteries can become narrow, stiff and inflamed. This situation can force your heart to work even harder than previously necessary to push blood through your body. In many cases the resulting high blood pressure can lead to heart damage, arteriosclerosis and congestive heart disease.
- Maintain healthy cholesterol
When the “bad” LDL cholesterol in your body is too high, it can cause fatty deposits to stick to your arteries. This decreases your circulation and increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. In many cases this can be controlled with a healthy diet rich in soluble fiber. Some of these are oat meal, oat bran, kidney beans, apples, pears, barley & prunes.
You can begin improving your circulation today by walking, jogging, swimming or cycling. The key is to get your blood pumping a few times a week to strengthen your heart and improve overall circulation.
Did you know that blood is largely water? Dehydration can be a serious medical problem and lead to poor circulation. Drink two or more liters per day to boost your circulation and improve your health.
- Eat foods that promote good circulation
Foods high in vitamins C and E, omega 3 fatty acids, and flavonoids have been linked to improving blood circulation. Try oranges, dark chocolate, cayenne pepper, sunflower seeds, ginger root, garlic, watermelon, avocados and salmon to help stimulate blood flow.
Like most diseases, it is important to diagnose and treat poor circulation early to get the best possible treatment. Vein Specialists of Arizona today at 888-48-VEINS and schedule your vein evaluation appointment to get prompt, accurate diagnosis and treatment.