The whole body and all its functions are dependent on a proper supply of oxygen. Oxygen is transported in the body via the bloodstream, thus good blood circulation is vital. With this knowledge it is easy to see why diseases caused by as well as diseases that contribute to poor blood circulation can be dangerous and even life-threatening.
Some of the most common diseases related to poor blood circulation include:
Atherosclerosis is a disorder where plaque buildup and atheromas are caused by irritation to the medium and large artery walls.
Atherosclerotic plaques and atheromas start building up in these arteries, causing them to become narrower and decreasing blood flow. All this buildup can become stuck and form a blood clot in the artery, and this is what usually causes heart attacks and strokes.
Problems generally associated with atherosclerosis include high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated blood cholesterol and smoking.
Peripheral Arterial Disease –
Peripheral arterial disease is a condition that is caused when atheromas block the blood flow to such an extent that it causes discomfort, muscular pain, and oxygen deprivation of the tissues. The most common place where symptoms are seen is the legs and feet. It is identified by the skin becoming thin and “transparent”, with lots of spots that look like bruises and the veins can clearly be seen.
Vasculitis is actually a group of disorders, which are caused by inflammation in the blood vessels. These include:
- Polyarteritis nodosa
- Wegener’s granulomatosis
- Henoch-Schönlein purpura
- Giant cell arteritis
- Relapsing polychondritis.
The inflammation usually leads to the blood vessels swelling, reduced blood circulation, tissue damage, and even structural weakness.
The first recommendation is to speak to your doctor, as blocked arteries can be a serious issue. However, you can always start yourself off by adjusting your eating habits to a healthy diet.
Research already showed the harmful effects of refined carbohydrates on one’s health, it is advisable to restrict or eliminate these types of carbohydrates from your diet. See the Manna Diet in the free eBook.
If you have blood flow problems but are not on high blood pressure medication, we recommend you taking the Manna Blood Circulation Support to help increase blood flow the natural way.
Before you start with any exercise program, please consult with your doctor.