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9 Poor Leg Circulation Remedies
If you suffer from poor circulation in legs, you are definitely not alone. This is a common problem that can be helped with a few simple methods listed below. There are some medical cases where poor circulation in legs turns into something more serious, like peripheral neuropathy; a condition related to poor blood flow to the nerves. The following are some poor leg circulation remedies as well as things you can do to improve circulation:
1) Exercise regularly. This is probably not the first article or the first topic you’ve looked up that will tell you the benefits of regular exercise. Well, it wouldn’t be talked about so much if it wasn’t true. The fact is that your circulation naturally improves when you exercise, especially if you engage in exercise that focuses predominantly on the legs, like walking, running, biking, swimming, or dancing. In general, any movement for 20 minutes or more on a daily basis should help improve poor circulation in legs.
2) Sleep with a pillow under your knees. This is one of the unexpected poor leg circulation remedies, but it has shown to work with improving circulation.
3) Take a warm bath. This is simple, enjoyable, and it will stimulate the flow of blood to your extremities. What can be better!
4) Eat a healthy diet. Again, this has been said over and over again, but so many people just don’t listen. A healthy diet helps prevents high cholesterol and diabetes, both of which compromise circulation.
5) Compression socks. These are special socks that have different compression levels, which starts at the ankle with the highest compression, and then reducing the compression steadily, moving up the leg. This helps with supporting blood vessels in the legs that are currently weak. There are some compression panty hose products on the market which are also showing promise.
6) Lift your legs above the heart level. You should do this for at least 10 minutes several times a day, preferably. You can rest them on something, like the back of a sofa. Doing this aids the body with pumping more blood out of your legs. It is easier for the body to do so in this position, as it is not working against gravity.
7) If you fly on airplanes, the sitting position for several hours may hinder circulation in the legs. You should get up to walk around the aisles and shake your legs around to boost circulation. If you are stuck in your seat, you can gently lift one leg at a time and rotate your feet, first in one direction and then another.
8) Try supplements like Gingko Bilboa, Hawthorn, and Cayenne. These have been shown in various medical studies to improve leg circulation, as well as general circulation, by allowing the blood to flow more freely
9) If your case of poor leg circulation is severe and medical intervention is required, your doctor will perform angioplasty or a peripheral artery bypass.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Circulation Problems1 Apr 2011|