Blood and Circulation - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Blood and Circulation Conditions

Anaemia is generally taken to mean a lack of iron in red blood cells due to an inadequate diet, or an incident involving major blood loss. However it really reflects a lack of oxygen in the blood, which can be a result of a number of factors.

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An aneurysm is a bulge or dilation in the wall of an artery, usually the aorta, mostly the section that runs through the abdomen. This type of aneurysm usually runs in families.

Read more: Aneurysm

Arteriosclerosis is a general term for several diseases in which the wall of the artery becomes thicker and less elastic.

Read more: Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis

When treating any imbalance holistically, it is important to treat the cause of the imbalance and not just try to manipulate the chemistry of the blood using inert chemical substances. High white cell readings mostly indicate that your immune system is fighting some real sort of infection. It can also be an indication of leukaemia and your medical practitioner will have checked this out.

Read more: Blood Cell Imbalance (White Cells High)

When treating any imbalance holistically it is important to treat the cause of the imbalance, and not just try to manipulate the chemistry of the blood using inert chemical substances. Low white cell readings mostly indicate that your immune system is depleted or that there is some pathological condition artificially raising red blood cell levels.

Read more: Blood Cell Imbalance (White Cells Low)

What is normal blood pressure?

Blood is carried from the heart to all parts of your body in vessels called arteries. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. Each time the heart beats (about 60-70 times a minute at rest), it pumps out blood into the arteries. This is called systolic pressure. When the heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is the diastolic pressure. Both are important. Usually they are written one above or before the other, such as 120/80 mmHg.

Read more: Blood Pressure Support (Essential Hypertension)

The circulatory system is just like your household plumbing or the sprinkler system for your garden. If there are any parts of the system where there are blockages or obstructions, then there will be a pressure build-up between this blockage and the pump.

Read more: Blood Pressure Support (Kidney Malfunction)

The circulatory system is just like household plumbing or the sprinkler system for your garden. If there are any parts of the system where there are blockages or obstructions then there will be a pressure build-up between this blockage and the pump.

Read more: Blood Pressure Support (Portal Vein Congestion)

Chronic bruising says to me that the blood vessel walls of the venous system are overly fragile.

Read more: Bruising Chronic

Fats are a major source of fuel for the bodies metabolism. Two major fats in the body are cholesterol and triglycerides . Fats or lipids are essential for the cell membranes, myelin sheaths, hormone balance and bile.

Read more: Cholesterol Herbal Treatment

The circulatory system consists of three sets of vessels, which run to all parts of your body, the arteries, the veins and the lymphatic system.

Read more: Circulation Mix - Extremities

Herbs have traditionally been used to assist a person to come back to a healthy state of well being. Individual herbs, specifically prescribed for a particular situation may assist the body to come back into balance, thereby allowing a healthy homeostasis to be reinstated as nature intended. The herbalist looks to the whole person, their values and attitudes as well as their circumstances and physical condition along with other aspects of their individuality. This is in marked contrast to the allopathic medicine approach.

Read more: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Embolism

Internal or external loss of blood can create serious anaemia, dehydration, heart failure and indeed be fatal. Blood loss can occur from cancers, fistulas, hemorrhoids, parasitic infections, perforated and bleeding ulcers, bleeding fibroids and endometriosis, excessive menstrual flow, accidents and ruptured internal organs.

Read more: Hemorrhage - Emergency Treatment for Blood Loss

Night time cramping is a sudden, painful, usually brief contraction of a group of shortened muscles.
Cramps may be caused by an inadequate blood supply to the muscle such as in after eating or after vigorous exercise that produces the waste product lactic acid and results in a loss of fluids and electrolytes.

Read more: Night-time Muscle Cramping

The circulatory system consists of three sets of vessels that run to all parts of your body, the arteries, the veins and the lymphatic system.

Read more: Oedema - Fluid Retention

The circulatory system consists of three sets of vessels which run to all parts of your body, the arteries, the veins and the lymphatic system.

Read more: Pernicious Anaemia

Phlebitis is the clotting and inflammation of veins. This can occur superficially or at a deeper level. This can happen "superficially" in the varicose veins of the legs. Phlebitis is more often than not created by a slight injury which then causes the thrombus to adhere to a vein wall.

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The circulatory system is comprised of three sets of vessels, the arteries, the veins and the lymphatic vessels and the blood flow is driven by the heart and supported by muscularity within the vessel walls and the movement of muscles generally. Valves located along the vessels, both large and small, govern the direction of flow.

The arteries and veins travel throughout the whole body supplying blood to every part and collecting the used blood returning it to the heart.

Read more: Poor Circulation (Leg Ulcers in the Elderly)

The circulatory system consists of three sets of vessels, which run to all parts of your body, the arteries, the veins and the lymphatic system.

Read more: Poor Circulation Mix (Heart and Lung efficiency)

Restless legs are normally

  1. Lack of circulation in the leg muscles which result in them twitching during the night in order to stimulate more blood flow.
  2. Nerve supply problems normally originating from tension or damage to the lower back which compromises the health of the bundle of nerves which travels from there out through the sciatic notch and down into the legs.
  3. Read more: Restless Legs Syndrome

Thrombocytosis results in an increased numbers of platelets in the blood stream , normally they should range between 150 - 400 mill per ml of blood, with thrombocytosis the platelets can amount to between 400mill. - 4000mill per ml of blood. Things get a bit sticky!

Read more: Thrombocytosis

Varicose veins are enlarged superficial veins in the legs resulting from weakness in the walls of the veins . They lose their elasticity, elongate and begin to bulge. The valves in the veins start to fail in their job and the blood can then flow in the wrong direction.

Read more: Varicose Veins

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