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What is poor circulation?

When blood flow to the legs and feet is reduced, it can cause aches, pain, swelling, cramping, numbness and discomfort. It can even effect how far you are able to walk. The cause of your poor circulation, will impact the symptoms you have.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency/ Varicose Veins - Peripheral Arterial Disease - Sedentary Lifestyle -

What can affect your poor circulation?

Medical Conditions

A wide range of medical conditions can affect circulation. These include:

Diabetes - a complex condition that can affect many parts of your body and may result in reduced feeling in the feet. By increasing circulation Revitive can help to reduce or prevent symptoms such as blood-pooling caused by diabetes.

High blood pressure also called ‘hypertension’ – is a condition in which blood being pumped through the body places too much pressure on the arteries causing damage.

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Diet and Tobacco

An unhealthy diet can lead to the arteries becoming clogged up with fatty substances – a condition called ‘atherosclerosis’. Affected arteries narrow and harden, which stops blood from flowing through them as well as it normally would.

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Tobacco harms the circulation in many ways, including narrowing blood vessels in the skin, so blood can’t flow as easily, damaging the lining of arteries, making them more likely to clog up with fatty substances and reducing blood flow to the fingers and toes (i.e. the parts of the body furthest away from the heart).

Age

As we grow older, we are often less active than we used to be. This, combined with the general ‘wear and tear’ of aging, can cause the circulation to work less effectively than it once did.

Mobility

As we walk, muscles in the lower legs and feet operate like a pump, pushing blood back up to the heart. For those with a sedentary lifestyle, who don't move for prolonged periods (especially if we are sitting down), this can lead to pooling of blood in the feet/legs, which in turn can cause swelling, stiffness and discomfort.

Circulation explained

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Average adult has 4-5 litres of blood

Blood is very important because it carries and delivers many things that the body needs to stay well.

Arteries carry blood from the heart

Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxgenated blood away from your heart to the legs, arms and other parts of the body allowing your muscles to work.

Getting 'used' blood back to the heart

Veins carry the used blood back to your heart. Returning blood to the heart from the feet and legs, is very difficult as blood has to be pushed ‘uphill’ back to the heart.

Your legs act as a "second heart"

Returning 'used' blood to your heart, from feet & legs, is literally an 'uphill' task. To do this, the circulation needs help from muscles that surround the veins. When we walk, muscles in the feet & legs help to pump blood upwards. The more the muscles work, the greater the squeezing action and the easier it is to push blood back to the heart. In effect, muscles in the feet & legs work as your "second heart".

Why choose Revitive?

Revitive Circulation Booster helps relieve aches and pains and is suitable for some medical conditions, such as Diabetes, Osteoarthritis and High Blood Pressure. Revitive Circulation Booster is also clinically proven to improve circulation during use.

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