Our Hearts work very hard to pump blood every single day without a break. Approximately 5 liters of blood is pumped every day and this blood traverses through for approximately 96560 kilometers. Yes! That’s a very long distance. Hence, having a healthy heart is essential. The circulatory system comprises of the Heart, blood vessels and the waste products are drained by the lymphatic system. The function of the circulatory system is chiefly to carry nutrients, oxygen, electrolytes and hormones throughout the body.

Overview of the Diseases that affect the Circulatory system

The Heart functions flawlessly to deliver the required nourishment to the tissues and take back the waste products. However, due to various risk factors, the Heart doesn’t function well. Diseases that affect the Circulatory system are:

  • Hypertension: Also known as the silent killer, this disease does not manifest any symptoms. Hypertension means the force required to pump your blood is more than normal. This can lead to renal conditions or stroke.

  • Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease: Atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease occur due to the formation of atheromas which are plaque deposits on the wall of the blood vessels. Symptoms are not experienced most of the times but in a small number of cases, there might be pain and heaviness experienced in the chest.

  • Stroke: These occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted either by a blockage or a blood vessel rupture. A stroke is a serious medical condition which needs immediate attention. Signs of a stroke are a droopy face on one side, weakness in one side of the limb (upper, lower or both) and a slurred speech.

  • Heart Attacks: A heart attack is a condition wherein the blood supply to the heart is broken up. This condition is also a serious one which requires urgent medical intervention. Signs and symptoms of a Heart attack are left-sided chest pain extending to the jaws, back and the left arm, difficulty in breathing, sweating, nausea, uneasy feeling and possible unconsciousness.

  • Heart Failure: This is a condition wherein the heart is unable to function well due to damage to its tissues. A heart failure occurs when one has had a preceding heart condition. Signs and symptoms of a Heart failure are tiredness, wanting to pass urine more at night, swelling of the feet and ankles, fast breathing, chest pain and possible fainting.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Aneurysm of the Aorta is a critical life-threatening condition if it ruptures. An Aortic Aneurysm means a bulge in the aorta that can vary in size and also can increase in size.

  • Peripheral Artery Disease: Reduced blood flow to the lower limbs is termed as Peripheral Arterial Disease. Signs include coldness of lower limbs, non-healing ulcers, changes in the skin color and the patient might experience pain in the lower limbs.

There are other diseases of the Heart that is either caused by a failed or wrong conduction of the signal in the heart (Arrhythmias) and genetic conditions or birth defects such as a septal defect. Conditions which are present from birth cannot be corrected by changing lifestyle and so on.

Risk factors of the Diseases that affect the Circulatory system

  • Unhealthy diet

  • Obesity

  • Lack of Exercise

  • Smoking and intake of alcohol

  • Stress

Factors that are not changeable are:

  • Race or origin

  • Genetics

  • Aging

7 Ways to keep your Circulatory System Healthy

  • Have a diet that provides adequate nourishment to the body and avoid diets that are bad for the heart. Diet should be rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. As the age progresses and if one is diagnosed with a heart condition a healthy diet comprising of low fats and cholesterol, fruits, vegetables and whole grains will help him/her improve.

  • Avoid junk food and unhealthy food as they contain trans-fat and saturated fats which are bad for the heart.

  • Exercising is vital for our body. A sedentary lifestyle that is common nowadays is the main culprit for heart diseases.

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Quit smoking

  • Limit Alcohol and salt intake

  • Reduce stress as stress is one of the main reasons for heart diseases.

Treatment in Homoeopathy

Doliosis D87 Circulacin is a Homoeopathic product that helps improve the overall circulatory system and protect capillary bed microcirculation. Also, it helps in improving the lymphatic drainage and protects against microcirculatory damage. It can be used safely, without any side effects. Also, it can be taken easily along with other medication.