Written By Lizzie Weakley / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
The proper circulation of blood is important to ensure that you remain healthy. You have a number of choices to improve the blood's flow naturally, by using mechanical devices or by consuming medications. The following are several methods to help you during the process.
Warm Bath to improve your blood flow
Taking a warm bath increases the flow of blood through your body, which causes the blood vessels to relax and widen. Blood pressure decreases so that the blood flows more easily through your veins. Avoid increasing the temperature too high or you'll have increased discomfort without additional benefits.
Garments to improve your blood flow
Compression garments are recommended for people who suffer from lymphedema and other conditions that affect pressure in the veins and tissues. This type of garment is worn on the affected limb and often used with a compression pump. An 8 chamber compression leg sleeve garment is adjustable and recommended to be worn all day long.
Although elevating your legs is a good method to treat swelling, it's not practical to do so in every setting. You cannot always elevate your limbs at work, on the plane or in a car, so your next option is to wear compression garments that are kept hidden underneath your clothing.
Exercise to improve your blood flow
Engage in any type of exercise that gets your heart racing and your body moving. This is any activity, whether it's walking, jogging, running or weightlifting. Walking is the simplest way to improve blood flow to your entire body. If you plan to make your exercise routine more vigorous, contact a doctor first and determine if you're physically fit for the additional tasks.
Medications to improve your blood flow
There are some medications that increase blood circulation in people who have constant body aches, cramps or swelling in their limbs. The drug works by thinning the blood to make it flow more easily in the small blood vessels. In addition, vasodilators work by widening your blood vessels and relaxing the surrounding walls and muscles, which increases blood flow.
Good candidates for these medications need to reduce their high blood pressure and may have heart problems. Only your doctor can determine if your heart and body are healthy enough for treatment.
Your body only moves due to the efficient flow of your blood. Not getting enough oxygen into the body, not moving actively and suffering from major health conditions are common reasons for a lack of proper flow. All of these problems can be resolved by contacting your doctor and reviewing your treatment options.
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Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.
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