Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cold feet, edema, varicose, pain? Other circulatory disorders? We can help

Poster The Art of Life: Cold feet, edema, varicose, pain? 
Other circulatory disorders? We can help

The circulatory system also known as cardiovascular system consists of heart, blood vessels, and blood. This system is responsible for circulating blood to our organs. Blood carries oxygen, nutrients, and collects cellular waste products and CO2 throughout our body. Our circulatory system is powered by our heart.

A circulatory disorder is any disorder or condition that affects the circulatory system. Circulatory disorders can arise from problems with the heart, blood vessels or the blood itself. Disorders of the circulatory system generally result in diminished flow of blood and oxygen supply to the tissues. Problems of the circulatory system are common and can be serious. Taking care of our circulatory system is crucial while any irregularities can affect directly or indirectly a specific organ or your body as a whole.

There are variety causes of circulatory problems such as: aging, smoking, alcohol consumption, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol, varicose veins, and lack of exercise, general muscle weakness. In general all those causes form 5 groups: traumatic, compressive, occlusive, tumours/malformations and spasm of the artery, which diminishes its diameter and so, the blood flow.

Circulatory problems may occur more commonly in individuals with certain diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, or kidney failure, or in dialysis patients. Occupational exposure (vibrating tools, cold) can be a factor, and smoking also can aggravate and cause circulatory disease.

Some of the most common symptoms of poor circulation would include:
  • cold feet and toes (not only during winter)
  • cold hands and finger
  • pain and cold intolerance
  • colour changes in the fingertips
  • numbing or tingling sensation in the limbs
  • ulcers which do not heal
  • oedema, swelling and water retention (especially in the feet)
Although we know that weight management, a healthy diet rich in omega 3 and vitamin E, intravenous vitamin injections, regular exercise and not smoking can help circulatory disorders but patients with severe problems may require surgery.

In a lot of cases patients cure may be given by physiotherapy, exercise and massage; compression therapy (lymphatic drainage; oxygen therapy; combined infrared and electromagnetic therapy; gentle vibration (chi-machine) therapy and other natural approaches to improve blood flow, heal tissue and relieve pain, inflammation and fatigue.

We recommend Infrared Body Wrap and Compression Therapy, in order to reduce symptoms and improve circulation.

The result of Infrared Therapy will:
  • enhance blood flow by increasing the temperature in the targeted organ
  • increase the diameter of the vessel by relaxing the smooth muscle in the blood vessel wall which in return enhance the blood flow
  • boost the metabolism in the affected organ which also increase the blood flow
The professional medical device of the Compression Therapy or Lymphatic Drainage:
  • applies gradual pressure to muscles and veins to help the optimal blood flow
  • pushes back and returns the fluids into veins and lymphatic vessels
  • massages the limbs starting from toes and comes up step by step to the upper limbs
  • decreases heart contraction by helping blood flow back to the heart
By using both Infrared and Compression Therapy at the same session of treatment will help your limbs have more blood flow carrying more nutrients and oxygen while preventing swelling and edema.

That combination will help with the following problems:
  • Tiered legs, lymphedema, edema after sitting or standing for some time
  • Tiered legs secondary to venous insufficiency and lower limb Edema
  • Cold hands and feet & general muscle weakness
  • Varicose veins & Prevention of deep vein thrombosis
  • Vascular insufficiency due to early stage of Diabetes
  • Muscle spasms, myalgia, fibromyalgia, contracture and more.
Getting the right treatments for your problem will bring you back to healthy and active life.

Alireza Aminlari RMT, MSc
Registered Physiotherapist

Poster: The Art of Life Open House: Circulation Therapy
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Preventing and cure circulation problems: Varicose Veins, Tired Legs, Lower Limbs Oedema, Diabetic Vascular Disease
There is a solution to your problem!
Lecture by Alireza (Ali) Aminlari, MSc, Registered Physiotherapist 

We invite you to attend our free lecture about Circulation Problems on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

You will not only get answers for all your questions and concerns, but also may win 4 free physiotherapy treatments and get free oxygen cocktail!

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre
885 Don Mills Road, Suite # 121
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1V9

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