Tips to Improve Circulation
Circulation is the process of the heart pumping blood throughout the body. As blood circulates, it delivers nutrients and oxygen to the body’s cells and transfers waste away. Good circulation is essential for a healthy life.
Anyone suffering from poor circulation should have an exam at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, P.A. Poor circulation is often a symptom of an underlying health condition that the specialized doctors at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, P.A. can address and diagnose. Your doctor may prescribe changes to your lifestyle to improve circulation including:
- Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity leads to a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including atherosclerosis, that slow circulation.
- Regular cardiovascular exercise such as jogging improves the blood vessels ability to dilate and effectively deliver oxygen throughout the body.
- Low impact exercise like yoga improves circulation by compressing and expanding veins.
- Balanced iron levels are essential. Iron is necessary for hemoglobin, a main component of the red blood cells that carry oxygen.
- Consuming Omega-3 fatty acids promotes cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol and decreasing inflammation in blood vessels.
- Tea rich in antioxidants benefits cardiovascular health. Black tea is known to improved blood vessel health, and green tea may lower the rate of heart disease.
Maintaining a lifestyle that promotes good circulation is important to your everyday health. Anyone with poor circulation or questions about their cardiovascular or heart health should see the doctors at Carolina Heart and Leg Center, P.A.
At Carolina Heart And Leg Center, P.A. we are dedicated to serving our patients in a caring and supportive atmosphere with expert knowledge, patient education, and the highest standard of care. Contact us today at (910) 491- 1760 and put your health in good hands.
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