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1. the blood circulation of the human body
Our blood circulation is also called perfusion. It supplies the organs and organ parts of the human organism with blood. Strictly speaking, all organs, joints and muscles are supplied with oxygen and nutrients. The bloodstream transports oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. When it is used up, the blood flows back into the lungs through the veins and absorbs new oxygen. This blood flow is defined as the amount of blood that flows through certain tissue masses per unit of time. If one concentrates only on a certain organ, one speaks of organ perfusion. Optimum blood flow is the prerequisite for maintaining the body. Therefore it is important for the whole life.
2 What is a circulatory disorder?
A circulatory disorder is the narrowing or blockage of an artery. A circulatory disorder can affect central arteries (e.g. coronary arteries) or peripheral arteries (e.g. in the legs). If the occlusion is in a vein, a venous circulatory disorder can occur. These include varicose veins or venous thrombosis.
3 What are the symptoms of poor blood circulation?
A disturbed blood circulation can manifest itself in different ways. In the case of an acute circulatory disorder, pain, muscle weakness or shock can occur in a very short time due to a blockage of the vessel. In the case of a chronic circulatory disorder, this only becomes noticeable later. This is often noticeable on cold hands or cold feet, as the blood circulation is no longer regular. In worse cases, poor blood circulation in the legs, for example, can lead to severe pain, resulting in what is known as window-shopping. This requires frequent rest periods to allow the body to regenerate itself. Poor blood circulation in the heart can manifest itself as recurring chest pain and in the worst case can lead to a heart attack.
4. causes of a circulatory disorder
- Lipometabolic disorders
- inherited predisposition
- high cholesterol level
- Blood coagulation disorders
- Taking certain medicines
5. circulatory disorder - what can you do?
- Reduction of fatty food in the diet
- Weight reduction for overweight
- Reduction of alcohol consumption
- Change of diet
- Smoking cessation
- alternating showers between cold and warm water, as it stimulates blood circulation
- Saunas stimulate the blood circulation
- Exercise such as swimming is not only good for the body, but also for the blood circulation
6. which food supplements improve blood circulation?
Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins and is also called ascorbic acid. The vitamin strengthens the immune system and protects our body against colds. The vitamin also helps to protect the cells in our body from oxidative stress (free radicals) and contributes to energy metabolism. Vitamin C ensures the build-up of collagen (connective tissue) and optimal wound healing. Ascorbic acid promotes the absorption and utilization of iron from plant foods. It strengthens the blood vessels and thus prevents cholesterol from accumulating in the vessel walls. You can find out more about vitamin C here.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Niacin is found in all tissues of the human organism and is essential for the body. Niacin participates in the reactions in all body cells such as cell division and energy metabolism. In addition, it helps to build up and break down carbohydrates, fatty acids and amino acids. It is essential for the blood circulation of the human organism, especially for the blood flow in the brain. You can read more about niacin here.
Turmeric, also known as curcuma, is a tropical mountain plant. The Latin name is curcuma longa. It belongs to the ginger family, but does not taste as hot as ginger, but rather mildly spicy and slightly bitter. According to various studies, curcumin has, among other things, an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect and is used as a natural remedy in traditional medicine. Curcuma, also called turmeric, produces curcumin as an active ingredient for self-protection against predators. Curcuma has slightly diluting properties, which can therefore greatly improve the blood circulation. Here you can find out more about curcuma.
Vitamin C, niacin and curcuma are offered in the form of capsules and tablets. These forms are easy to handle and get into circulation quickly. However, tablets are sold in pharmacies, which in many cases have been manufactured with artificial additives or abroad. Capsules often contain only the active ingredient in a vegetable cellulose shell and can therefore be produced without fillers. In general, it should always be ensured that the product was produced in Germany in order to guarantee a consistently high preparation quality.
Our blood circulation supplies the organs and organ parts of the human organism with blood. All organs, joints and muscles are supplied with oxygen and nutrients. The bloodstream transports oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. When it is used up, the blood flows back into the lungs via the veins and absorbs new oxygen. In a circulatory disorder, an artery or vein is narrowed and it is very difficult for blood to flow through it. This can cause pain and muscle weakness. The causes are often poor nutrition, smoking, strong alcoholism and high cholesterol levels. There are many things you can do to avoid this. For example alternating showers between cold and warm water, as it stimulates the blood circulation. Sport such as swimming also helps to stimulate the blood circulation. In addition, food supplements such as vitamin C, vitamin B3 and turmeric help to keep the blood circulation going.