Arteries, veins and capillaries form the network of blood vessels that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system generally affect people in their 30s and upwards. Poor blood circulation can cause serious complications including chest pain, stroke, blood clots, memory loss, varicose veins, swelling in the limbs and can even prove fatal.
Some of the factors that cause poor blood circulation include:
- Prolonged illness or an injury that does not heal quickly
- Standing or sitting for long periods
- Hereditary factors
The above can cause arteries to get blocked, the walls of arteries and veins can get thick or weakened with cholesterol buildup. Smoking drastically reduces the efficiency of lungs preventing the blood from getting oxygenated.
Eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, losing weight and not smoking promote proper blood circulation.
Supplements such as Arjuna
a pure herb, and Abana
a herbal formulation are also beneficial in maintaining healthy blood circulation and blood pressure.