Heat or hours that are standing problems of blood circulation, especially in the lower extremities, are sharpened.
Chronic venous insufficiency makes us feel swollen legs, tired, heavy and congested.
This is because the cardiovascular system does not work as it should. It is divided into two systems:
- The arterial system that carries blood from the heart to the periphery where it passes nutrients to cells.
- The venous system that collects the residual blood from the tissues, full of waste products, and leads to the heart.
Besides these systems there is a dense network of lymphatic vessels that serve to collect the sap, which is the fluid from the capillaries to nourish cells and accumulates in the tissues if not absorbed by the venous system.
There are several factors that can cause circulatory disorders: age, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, weight gain, alcohol, medications such as birth control pills …
These disorders consist of a decreased blood flow with consequent stagnation of blood, especially in the lower extremities.
The symptoms main ones are: feeling of heaviness in the legs, tingling, burning, cramping, itching and swelling , especially at night.
There are drugs that improve the microcirculation and these are primarily composed of flavonoids, the most used are hesperidin, diosmin and oxerutin. These active ingredients have an action vasotonic, anti-edema and anti-oxidant.
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Alongside these drugs there are several natural remedies that, if taken before or with the first signs of discomfort, can be very effective.
The escin promotes lymphatic drainage reducing edema by increasing capillary resistance and reducing the activity of enzymes responsible for the weakening of the structure of blood vessels.
Horse chestnut extract, butcher’s broom, gotu kola, sweet clover, blueberries and red wine all have anti-edema, anti-inflammatory and protective properties vessels.
Another disorder related to venous insufficiency is cellulite, which mainly affects women. Cellulitis should be treated since its inception, as it is an inflammation of adipose tissue that can lead to the formation of sclerotic tissue characterized by the presence of small nodules. Here, apart from giving the skin the typical appearance of “orange peel” they are painful to the touch.
Needless to say that the increase in temperature causes a greater vasodilatation worsens circulatory disorders. It is important to take action and choose the right products and food.Tags: circulation, Heat, legs