poor circulation

Treat Poor Circulation Naturally

Poor circulation is identified by limited blood flow to the extremities and the rest of the body. The blood vessels often become clogged with plaque which interrupts the normal blood flow. It is often accompanied by high blood pressure, hypertension, stroke, varicose veins, PAD, and a number of other conditions. Adults are the most common sufferers, but even infants and children can suffer from it!

 

How do I know if I have poor circulation?

  • Cold feet and toes all year round
  • Cold hands and fingers
  • Numbness in the extremities
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Dizziness
  • Dry skin
  • Swelling
  • Water retention
  • Varicose veins
  • Headaches
  • Cramps in extremities
  • Pins and needs
  • Blotchy skin
  • Loss of memory
  • Dandruff
  • Itching
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Lack of stamina

 

How do I prevent poor circulation?

  • Exercise regularly to get your blood pumping.
  • Eat a healthy, well balanced diet high in fiber and low in fat.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Keep active; if you work in a sedentary job get up and take a 5 minute walk every hour.

 

How can I treat poor circulation?

  • Wear support socks or compression hosiery to help improve poor circulation.
  • Take a warm bath to help improve blood flow in the legs.
  • Keep feet and hands warm with thick socks and gloves.
  • Make sure you keep swollen feet and legs elevated as much as possible.
  • Cayenne pepper can be added to food to help improve blood flow by dilating the blood vessels.
  • Garlic and onions help to boost circulation! They’re also a diuretic which means they help flush fluids out of the body.
  • Rosemary helps to boost circulation as well as ginger.
  • Eat foods high in magnesium. Magnesium helps to improve circulation and blood pressure as well as reducing stress.
  • Get arginine into your diet. It’s a vasodilator and helps to reduce high blood pressure.
  • Niacin helps to lower cholesterol and improve blood flow.
  • Gingko blob helps with circulation.
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