Poor blood circulation is a common disorder that is usually the result of an underlying medical condition. It is believed that all adults suffer with blood circulatory problems to some degree, and whilst the condition can affect all ages, restricted blood flow generally deteriorates with age. Poor blood circulation can often lead to restricted mobility and have an adverse impact on your day to day living.
The symptoms of poor blood circulation generally involve a feeling of numbness or heaviness in arms and legs, but in more severe cases can lead to an unexplained feeling of coldness, a low pulse rate in your legs, discoloration of the skin and swelling in feet and hands. The pain of restricted blood flow can oscillate from day to day, but will generally worsen when participating in exercise – even a gentle activity such as walking or moving up and down the stairs can cause a sensation of discomfort.
Poor blood circulation can be caused by a number of factors, including a hardening or thickening of artery walls, medically referred to as atherosclerosis. This process involves an accumulation of fatty substances that clog up the arteries to form a plaque. These plaques narrow the arteries and disrupt the flow of blood, which can in some cases trigger dangerous health risks, such as cardiovascular disease.
Although the exact reason for artery blockage remains ambiguous, there a number of factors that can contribute to restricted blood flow, including smoking, a high- fat diet, lack of exercise, excess weight, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Preventing poor circulation
The best way to avoid poor circulation is to combat the symptoms before they occur. Blood circulation can be enhanced through a number of simple lifestyle changes, including maintaining a low-fat diet, quitting smoking, participating in regular exercise and avoiding staying inactive for long periods of time. Leading a healthy lifestyle can help regulate your blood pressure and reduce the build-up of fatty deposits, which will in turn, increase the efficiency of your blood circulatory system.
If you feel that you are under threat of developing restricted blood flow, for example if you suffer from high levels of cholesterol, you should make an appointment with your GP who can help regulate your blood pressure by keeping your fatty substance levels at bay, and most importantly, reduce your risk of contracting a dangerous disease.
Treating poor circulation
Poor blood circulation can vary from mild discomfort to more severe cases that can trigger potentially dangerous health risks. Many who suffer with the condition are left wondering how to improve blood circulation, and more often than not, the answer can be found in a few simple steps. Whilst there are a number of circulation remedies available, simply providing your body with the nutrition it needs and undertaking moderate exercise can help train your circulatory system to be more efficient.
In some cases, if blood flow problems are left untreated, this can lead to more adverse health issues. If you suffer from long-term poor blood circulation, you doctor can also prescribe you with medication, such as Statins, to help lower cholesterol levels. In severe cases, surgery can be performed in order to widen a section of a blocked artery.
Investing in a reclining chair that elevates your feet can also be used as a method of poor circulation treatment, by helping to reduce the swelling and aching caused by the disorder. Likewise, having an adjustable bed fitted with a high-quality mattress can reduce the effects of poor circulation by allowing you to maneuver yourself into a position that will promote blood flow around your body.
If you suffer from blood circulation, getting in and out of chairs comfortably can prove somewhat challenging due to the restricted mobility caused by swollen areas. Not only are our riser recliner designed to help ease the transition from sitting to standing, but our built-in NHC Cyclo-Therapy system will allow you to comfortably relax and alleviate weight pressure, improving blood circulation in legs and feet.
All of our electric adjustable beds are fitted with our innovative NHC Cyclo-Therapy technology that allows your to keep your body active even when in the confines of a bed. Our vibrating massage system is medically proven to ease away your aches and pains whilst keeping blood pumping through your body. It is also worth noting that sleeping on a unsupportive mattress can worsen your condition. Our revolutionary Airflow® mattress is packed full of all the latest technology to help elevate your upper body whilst in bed and help circulate the blood from head to foot.
Built in to all our electrical beds and chairs is our revolutionary NHC Cyclo-Therapy system that offers a medically-proven poor blood circulation treatment. Our vibrating massage system employs an all-encompassing technique that pulsates and rotates out from the centre to provide effective pain relief from aches and pains without causing discomfort.
With various settings available, you can choose from a therapeutic massage to relieve any muscle pain and joint stiffness caused by poor blood circulation, or opt for a higher setting for a vigorous therapy to really get your circulatory system flowing and increase its daily efficiency.
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Our team of experts here at Adjustamatic are ready to help if you are struggling to find the right adjustable bed or chair to help you with your particular medical condition. Why not give us a call so we can help direct you to the products that will benefit you the most, or request a free brochure to browse our full range of products and services.