Effective blood circulation is critical to good health. Facilitating improved circulation to our entire body helps to optimize healing and promote health and well-being. Poor circulation is associated with a host of vascular diseases. Some of these diseases involve circulatory problems in larger blood vessels resulting in diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke.
However, the source of some of these problems is inflammation in the body resulting in poor microcirculation. Adequate blood supply allows for proper nutrient delivery for organs to function properly and if a vital organ like your brain, heart, or kidneys does not get enough blood or oxygen this can result in cell death and function is ultimately impaired. Over time, this may result in serious complications such as:
- Chronic pain
- Venous insufficiency
- High toxicity levels in the body
- Dementia and cognitive impairment
- Chronic inflammation
- Kidney Disease
- Peripheral neuropathy
Microcirculation is where the exchange of nutrients between blood and the cells of the body is carried out and elimination of toxins and waste between tissues and lymphatics occurs. This happens on the capillary level in the body. Increased capillary circulation has an immediate and direct effect on overall health.
Capillaries make up 99% of the microvascular system. Lining the inside of these capillaries is the endothelial glycocalyx. This is a protective micro-thin gel lining which coats the entire circulatory system and touches each of your trillions of cells. The integrity of the glycocalyx structure and function is important because of the continuous need for delivery of nutrients, hormones, and oxygen, and the elimination of waste and carbon dioxide, all of which flow through the capillaries.
At Willowbend Health and Wellness, we look for evidence of inadequate microcirculation and provide support by utilizing technology that enhances:
- General blood flow
- The body’s nutrient and oxygen supply and waste disposal
- Cardiac function
- Physical fitness, endurance, strength, and energy
- Concentration, mental acuity, stress reduction, and relaxation
- Sleep management
If you are experiencing problems in any of these areas, give Willowbend Health & Wellness a call. We can offer an integrative approach to supporting your problems.