What is poor circulation?
When blood flow to the legs and feet is reduced, it can cause aches, pain, swelling, cramping, numbness and discomfort. It can even effect how far you are able to walk. The cause of your poor circulation, will impact the symptoms you have.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency/ Varicose Veins - Peripheral Arterial Disease - Sedentary Lifestyle
What can affect your poor circulation?
A complex condition that can affect many parts of your body and may result in reduced feeling in the feet. By increasing circulation Revitive can help to reduce or prevent symptoms such as blood-pooling caused by diabetes.
An unhealthy diet can lead to the arteries becoming clogged up with fatty substances – a condition called ‘atherosclerosis’. Affected arteries narrow and harden, which stops blood from flowing through them as well as it normally would.
Also called ‘hypertension’ – is a condition in which blood being pumped through the body places too much pressure on the arteries causing damage.
Tobacco harms the circulation in many ways, including narrowing blood vessels in the skin, so blood can’t flow as easily, damaging the lining of arteries, making them more likely to clog up with fatty substances and reducing blood flow to the fingers and toes (i.e. the parts of the body furthest away from the heart).
As we grow older, we are often less active than we used to be. This, combined with the general ‘wear and tear’ of aging, can cause the circulation to work less effectively than it once did.
As we walk, muscles in the lower legs and feet operate like a pump, pushing blood back up to the heart. For those with a sedentary lifestyle, who don't move for prolonged periods (especially if we are sitting down), this can lead to pooling of blood in the feet/legs, which in turn can cause swelling, stiffness and discomfort.
Veins carry the used blood back to your heart. Returning blood to the heart from the feet and legs, is very difficult as blood has to be pushed ‘uphill’ back to the heart.
Blood is very important because it carries and delivers many things that the body needs to stay well.
Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from your heart to the legs, arms and other parts of the body allowing your muscles to work.
Returning 'used' blood to your heart, from feet & legs, is literally an 'uphill' task. To do this, the circulation needs help from muscles that surround the veins. When we walk, muscles in the feet & legs help to pump blood upwards. The more the muscles work, the greater the squeezing action and the easier it is to push blood back to the heart. In effect, muscles in the feet & legs work as your "second heart".
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