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Signs of Circulation Problems

Posted Mar 02 2011 3:00pm

Circulatory problems can be a pain, literally. The circulatory system is an important organ system that passes nutrients such as amino acids , electrolytes and lymph to and from cells in the body. A healthy circulatory system is essential to help fight diseases, stabilize body temperature and pH to maintain homeostasis.

How do you know if you have circulatory problems? Common symptoms of poor circulation include coldness of body extremities, pain in the chest area, numbness, swelling in feet, ankles and legs, and difficulty breathing.

So, if your hands and feet often feel cold, it could be an early symptom of circulatory problems that may increase as the condition progresses. In early stages, these symptoms may be mild and may be difficult to notice them, particularly if you have coexisting medical conditions such as diabetes.

People with diabetes are prone to having foot problems because of nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort. Poor circulation in your feet reduces your ability to heal, so small foot problems can turn into serious complications if you have diabetes.

Natural supplements may help to improve circulation , with the majority of products offering a blend of minerals, amino acids, garlic, celery seeds, pomegranate, ginkgo biloba, cayenne, and ginger.

Celery seeds can help to improve blood flow and strengthen blood vessels. Cayenne stimulates the heart, regulating the blood flow and strengthening the arteries and capillaries. Ginkgo Biloba is known for its ability to improve memory, due to its ability to increase blood flow through the brain. Ginger stimulates all tissues of the body and is fantastic for poor circulation.

Look for herbal blends containing these ingredients and use it to help treat and improve poor circulation.

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