How Do You Fix Poor Circulation In Your Legs? 

Circulation is an important part of your general health and well-being. It is a part of us that just flows, so it is not generally considered when caring for our health until we notice a difference in our bodies.

The first indicator of poor circulation, particularly in our legs, is weariness and heaviness. Many people have circulation issues; finding techniques to enhance daily circulation will lower your risk and help your blood flow more effectively. Consult a Weston leg circulation specialist to learn more. 

Understanding poor circulation 

Poor circulation occurs when anything directly interferes with the body’s circulatory system, such as plaque accumulation, blood clots, or restricted blood vessels. It is frequently a complication of various underlying health disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or varicose veins, and it primarily affects those over 40.

Changes in circulation cause issues in the supply of blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body since it is a fundamental aspect of a human’s natural autonomy.

Symptoms of poor circulation 

Depending on the degree of your circulation problem, you may have a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Numbness
  • Bulging veins
  • Pale blue or purplish skin in the affected area
  • Cold feet or toes
  • Leg swelling
  • Muscles that are weak or painful when walking
  • Pins-and-needles feeling

If you have any of these symptoms, you should contact a vein expert to help you improve your circulation. The good news is that you may make some easy lifestyle changes to boost your circulation. 

Improving blood circulation -tips

Here are some things that can help improve blood circulation. 

  • Movement 

There are techniques to increase circulation in your legs regardless of activity level – even if you are lying in bed. Particular motions and non-exercise techniques are beneficial to improve leg circulation.

Movement in this context covers what you can accomplish with your legs and passive range of motion acts that help.

  • Walking 

Walking in any amount is the number one prescription for increasing circulation. You may begin by taking short walks, perhaps at least 5 minutes daily. 

If you can accomplish more, progressively increase your time or speed. According to research, even tiny improvements in the time you walk each day might have a positive impact.

  • Drinking more water 

The human body is composed of 60% water. It seems to reason that our task is to constantly replace the supply of water lost through excretion and perspiration. Most Americans are dehydrated, which may lead to health issues, including impaired circulation if left unchecked.

To avoid dehydration, attempt to drink a healthy amount of water each day and spread it throughout the day. It is important to consult with your doctor to decide how much water you should drink each day.

Dr. David K Simson
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.