Circulation

Overview

Your heart moves 7 500 litres of blood every day and pumps over 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. This pumping action circulates blood through your blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries) in order to deliver oxygen and nutrients to all the different parts of your body. Your system of blood vessels is over 96 950 km long. This is long enough to go around the world twice, yet it takes just 20 seconds to pump blood throughout the entire circulatory system. Your heart is only as big as your clenched fi st and yet even at rest, it works twice as hard as the leg muscles of a sprinting man. Your heart beat is truly the ‘rhythm of life’!

In today’s society, many people suffer from diseases that are related to poor circulatory function. Heart disease claims more than 12 million lives around the world each year. It is vital that you take care of your circulatory system in order to live a long and healthy life. Natura’s homoeopathic medicines can safely be used in conjunction with conventional medicines to assist with circulatory conditions.

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Did you know?

Your main artery (aorta) is almost as thick as a garden hose. Your capillaries are so small that it takes ten of them to equal the thickness of a human hair

Remedy Focus

Hamamelis virginana is a homoeopathic remedy that is prepared from a plant commonly called Witch hazel. It is used in circulatory products for its ability to tone the muscular walls of blood vessels and prevent congestion of blood in swollen veins.

FAQ
How do you measure 'pulse rate'?
 
You use two fingers pressed lightly on the thumb-side of the wrist with palm facing up. You count the number of pulses over the time period of a minute (60 seconds).
What is blood made up of?
 
There are three types of blood cells: Red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, all of which float around in plasma. The blood that you donate can be separated into these constituent parts. Your body usually replaces the volume of the blood you donate within 24 hours. Restoring red blood cell levels to normal can take up to two months though.
What is BMI and how is it calculated?
 
The body mass index (BMI) is a useful tool in determining if you have a weight problem. To work out your BMI, take your weight (in kg) and divide it by your height in metres squared.
This is what the figures mean:
  • Less than 18,5 = underweight
  • Between 18,5 and 25 = normal weight
  • Between 26 and 30 = overweight
  • More than 30 = obese
For example, the BMI of a person of 1,7m, weighing 75kg, is 25,95, indicating overweight. Try your best to keep your BMI below 25.
Why is high cholesterol dangerous?
 
High cholesterol levels are often only diagnosed after having caused substantial damage to your health, according to heart specialists. Cholesterol is laid down in fatty deposits inside blood vessels. This in turn causes an obstruction to the blood that flows through the blood vessel. Reduction of blood flow to vital organs, like the heart, brain, liver and gut, can have very serious consequences and may lead to strokes, heart attacks and ultimately death. The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends that your
  • total cholesterol reading should be below 5mmol/l.
  • HDL (considered "good" cholesterol), should be greater than 1,2mmol/l,
  • LDL, ("bad" cholesterol) should be less than 3mmol/l.
A cholesterol reading of over 7mmol/l could indicate a need for immediate lifestyle changes (mainly dietary) and perhaps medication, and certainly warrants a visit to a doctor. Yearly checks are advised if you have high cholesterol.



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