Blood Flow and Circulation

Blood Flow and Circulation

Introduction

While all the body’s parts and systems have a part to play, and all are important in their own way, none is more critical than our circulatory system. Also known as the cardiovascular system, this extremely complex structure is absolutely essential to our existence.

If it stops, we stop. When any of the blood vessels that are part of our circulatory system are compromised, our health suffers, in many different ways.

Damage to blood vessels can occur from external damage, resulting in cuts and bruises, which can range from minor to fatal. We can take steps to minimize this, by being careful to avoid physical damage.

Most people do this fairly well, however most of the damage that occurs to their cardiovascular system occurs unnoticed, incrementally, due to actions that can be a lack of self-care, and is often self-abuse.

In the main, people living in modern western societies do not take the best of care of their circulatory systems. There is a very common tendency to pass this responsibility on to health care providers, often after much damage has been done through neglect.

This eBook outlines how the damage can occur, the consequences, and steps we can take as individuals to prevent and overcome some of this damage using natural methods readily available.

Table Of Contents

Disclaimer ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
Factors that Contribute to Poor Blood Circulation …………………………………………. 7
Lifestyle Factors That Contribute to Poor Blood Circulation ………………………….. 7
Health Conditions that Lead to Poor Blood Circulation ………………………………. 10
Symptoms of Poor Blood Circulation …………………………………………………………. 13
Swollen Feet ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 13
Cold Extremities …………………………………………………………………………………… 13
Numbness or Weakness In The Arms and Legs …………………………………………. 13
Skin Discoloration ………………………………………………………………………………… 14
Constipation ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 14
Loss of Appetite …………………………………………………………………………………… 14
Fatigue and Muscle Cramps …………………………………………………………………… 14
Circulation Problems – Cold Hands and Feet ……………………………………………….. 15
The Estrogen Connection ………………………………………………………………………. 15
Raynaud’s Disease ……………………………………………………………………………….. 16
Natural Help for Raynaud’s Disease ………………………………………………………… 16
Herbal Blood Circulation Stimulants ……………………………………………………….. 17
Tips to Improve Poor Blood Circulation in the Legs ………………………………………. 19
• Walking …………………………………………………………………………………… 19
Tips to Improve Blood Circulation in the Legs at Night……………………………….. 20
• Stop Smoking ……………………………………………………………………………. 20
• Stretch Regularly ………………………………………………………………………. 20
• Eat Heart-Healthy Foods …………………………………………………………….. 21
Lifestyle Tips for Improving Blood Circulation ……………………………………………… 22
Exercise Daily ………………………………………………………………………………………. 22
Quit Smoking ………………………………………………………………………………………. 22
Stretching Exercises ……………………………………………………………………………… 23
Massage ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
Aspirin for Blood Circulation and Natural Aspirin Alternatives ……………………….. 25
How Does It Help? ……………………………………………………………………………….. 25
What Aspirin Works Fast? ……………………………………………………………………… 25
What are the Side Effects of Long Term Use of Aspirin? …………………………….. 26
Natural Alternatives to Aspirin ……………………………………………………………….. 26
L-Arginine and Nitric Oxide for Blood Circulation …………………………………………. 29
Nitric Oxide for Improved Exercise Capacity …………………………………………….. 30
Supplements That Improve Blood Flow and Circulation ………………………………… 31
Coenzyme Q10 – CoQ10 Supplements …………………………………………………….. 31
Omega-3 Supplements …………………………………………………………………………. 32
Niacin – B3 Supplements ………………………………………………………………………. 33
Herbs and Spices for Improved Blood Circulation ………………………………………… 34
Cayenne Pepper …………………………………………………………………………………… 34
Hawthorn ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 34
Ginkgo Biloba ………………………………………………………………………………………. 35
Ginger Root …………………………………………………………………………………………. 36
Parsley ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36
Pine bark extract ………………………………………………………………………………….. 36
Super Foods to Power Up Your Body’s Circulation ……………………………………….. 37
Celery ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 37
Oats …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 37
Cucumbers ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38
Asparagus …………………………………………………………………………………………… 39
Avocados ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 39
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 40