Proper blood circulation is essential for a strong body and healthy life. Your circulatory system delivers oxygen and nutrients to all your tissues and organs and helps remove harmful waste. When circulation is poor, it causes problems like
, leg pain, and can lead to a condition called Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Symptoms of PVD range from coldness, numbness, and tingling in extremities to tissue death and amputation. Thankfully, the vein specialists at
Lincolnshire’s premier vein clinic
, Advanced Vein and Laser Centre, know of several ways to improve circulation.
Regular exercise has many benefits, including improved blood circulation. Ironically, people with PVD tend to exercise less because physical activity can be uncomfortable or even painful. However, small amounts of exercise are extremely helpful, and should be attainable by everyone. For example, try 30 minutes on a treadmill or other moderate cardiovascular activities to increase circulation to extremities. Those with severe pain should be supervised by a medical professional. Patients should continue to exercise daily, though many will see improvements in just a few weeks.
2. Eat Right
Many foods contain nutrients proven to improve circulation:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Salmon and avocados
- Grapes and berries
Drink plenty of water to support proper blood circulation, and avoid dehydrating beverages such as soda and coffee.
3. Try Natural Treatments and Vein Supplements
- Elevate feet: This helps blood trapped in lower legs flow back to the heart
- Take a warm bath (or soak the affected area): This increases blood flow by dilating blood vessels
- Try a natural, circulation-boosting vein supplement such as: B-complex, Ginkgo Biloba or Vitamin C
Be aware that a number of medical concerns can affect blood circulation alongisde vein supplements: smoking, diabetes, pregnancy, and high cholesterol are all risk factors.
If you have leg pain or
in Lincolnshire, or would like to discuss blood circulation with an expert, please contact Advanced Vein and Laser Centre today. We can offer helpful tips and suggest
to help ease your discomfort. Call 847.367.4040 or
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to speak with a qualified vein doctor in Lincolnshire right now.