Every cell in the body is provided oxygen and nutrients through the circulation of blood through the circulatory system, also known as the cardiovascular system. The heart, lungs and blood vessels work together to complete the circulation. Blood that is rich in oxygen is sent to the body’s organs, tissues and cells to nourish them and the waste products generated by the body are disposed of through the same system.
The circulatory system thus helps the body by nourishing it, fighting diseases through the immune system, stabilizing body temperature and pH, and by maintaining homeostasis.
Poor blood circulation may cause or result in the following problems:
- Aneurysm: There is thinning of the arterial wall which allows blood to balloon in the area. Arterial aneurysm can be extremely dangerous, but aneurysm can even affect veins.
- Embolism: Blood clot that travels to distant regions of the body such as the brain, heart or lungs with devastating consequences.
- Arteriosclerosis: Thickening of the artery walls due to loss of elasticity caused by ageing.
- Atherosclerosis: Fatty deposits form along the arteries blocking blood flow distally causing heart attacks and stroke.
- Phlebitis: Inflammation of inner lining of veins with the development of blood clots leading to pain and swelling in the affected area.
- Gangrene: Tissue death due to insufficient blood supply to an area.
Besides modern medicines to correct poor circulation, dietary supplements can be used to help prevent and correct poor circulation.
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