Poor Circulation: Causes and Solutions
Poor circulation is a common symptom present in people with chronic diseases. Most commonly, people experience poor circulation in legs and feet, and occasionally in hands. This is manifested in feeling cold hands and/or feet. However, when extremities have reduced blood perfusion, the same is true for all vital organs, including the brain and heart. As a result of reduced blood flow (due to vasoconstriction), people can experience cold hands and feet, or angina pain, or headaches, or constipation and/or dozens of other symptoms.
Constriction of arteries and arterioles can take place due to low blood sugar, medical drugs, and neurological causes. However, the most common cause of poor circulation is low CO2 in the arterial blood since CO2 is the most potent known vasodilator that causes vasodilation. As a result, people with poor circulation in their legs or feet (or other body parts) also have reduced body oxygen levels. In fact, they nearly always have less than 20 seconds for the DIY body oxygen test, while the medical norm is about 40 seconds.
Common symptoms of reduced blood flow
Well over 90% of modern people have abnormally low arterial CO2 24/7 (see the Homepage for the most important graphs and charts present on this site) due to chronic overbreathing. Let us see historical evidence related to a large increase in breathing.
Over 50 clinical studies (also, see the Table on the Homepage of this site) testify that people with chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and many others) breathe even heavier (faster and deeper) than normal subjects. They have even worse blood flow to legs, feet and vital organs day and night. Now we know the causes of poor circulation and how to improve poor circulation.
Common symptoms of poor circulation include cold hands and feet, panic attacks, chest pain, chronic fatigue, sinusitis, coughing, and many other symptoms related to hyperventilation (see this link for symptoms of poor circulation).
An ancient natural remedy improves poor blood flow
An additional cause of reduced blood flow is a lack of something that was common all the time for people living centuries ago. This is also important since presence of this natural factor reduces blood viscosity and allows better circulation of blood to all body organs and tissues. This was confirmed in the clinical study "*THIS FACTOR OF* the Human Body Reduces Blood Viscosity-a Major Factor in Cardiovascular Disease" published in the Journal of Alternative and Complement Medicine in 2012. Find out this X factor that helps to improve perfusion of the body organs right below here as your bonus content.
How to improve circulation
You can improve circulation in 1-2 minutes using a simple breathing exercise. It can be found, for example, here: How to warm up cold hands. In case you like video instructions for this technique, they can be found here: How to get rid of cramps.
The most natural solution is to slow down automatic (basal) breathing back to the medical norm. There are various methods available to achieve this goal. In relation to lifestyle changes, it is smart to learn more about the Buteyko breathing method (this site provides over 15 free Modules). As about breathing exercises, one can learn the Buteyko breathing exercises (you can find them on this site too), or apply more effective breathing exercises, such as the Frolov breathing device or the Amazing DIY Breathing Device. The above X factor is an additional factor which is important for people with inflammation and very poor health.
Exercise helps a lot to improve blood flow due to various effects related to adaptation of blood vessels, better blood flow, improved metabolism and other factors. However, you need to know that all exercise, in order to be safe and most effective, should be done with nose breathing only.
Related pages and resources:
- Cold hands and feet is common symptom of hyperventilation
- Cold feet and other problems related to poor circulation are generally caused by lack of CO2, O2 and NO in body cells
Or go back to Symptoms of hyperventilation
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