The human body is powered by an incredibly vast complex of veins, arteries and capillaries. This amazing network of blood vessels (which would stretch for 100,000 kilometres if you were to lay every vessel out end to end) is responsible for one of the most important roles within the human structure: circulating blood.
The Circulatory System
Effective blood circulation is an integral part of your body's overall function and health. Without an effective circulatory system, your heart would not be able to pump blood throughout your body and your red blood cells wouldn’t be able to carry oxygen to your body's vital organs, thereby depriving you of the energy you need to live. Having your vital organs and circulatory system working effectively and in unison ensures that your body maintains an adequate blood flow.
When it is considered just how complex and extensive the circulatory system is, it is little wonder so many people suffer with blood circulation problems at some point in their life.
Whilst most general circulatory problems are not life threatening, they can be quite unpleasant and discomforting to those who are forced to put up with them. The reason for this is that poor circulation can negatively affect every day issues like sleeping and resting, thereby reducing a person’s quality of life considerably. Poor circulation can be especially debilitating amongst older people as they are not only more prone to problems of this kind, they are also likely to feel the knock-on effects in their daily lives more keenly than younger people.
Although there are a number of circulatory problems which individuals can suffer from, varicose veins and atherosclerosis are perhaps the most commonly experienced by older people in the UK.
Varicose veins come about when the valves within veins become dysfunctional and allow blood to flow back the ‘wrong’ way. When this blood collects in one place, it causes swelling which results in varying degrees of numbness and pain.
Another common problem associated with poor circulation is atherosclerosis. This occurs when deposits of fat, cholesterol and other substances accumulate on the walls of arteries. These deposits restrict the amount of blood that is able to reach certain parts of the body. People with atherosclerosis often experience very uncomfortable bouts of numbness and pain.
Fortunately, there are ways to increase the effectiveness of blood circulation and mitigate the effects of conditions like varicose veins and atherosclerosis.
We here at Adjustamatic Beds Ltd have a wide range of Cyclo-Massage Therapy products available for purchase that have been specifically designed to help improve blood circulation. These innovative products are able to improve circulation as the gentle vibrations they produce stimulate blood flow, thereby providing fast acting relief from conditions which produce numbness, fluid retention, swollen feet and aching limbs.
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