When you first notice you are experiencing poor circulation it may appear harmless, but if left untreated it could lead to the development of serious and painful leg vein disease. Luckily, there is an extremely easy way you can improve the circulation throughout the body – by taking certain dietary supplements.
What Type of Dietary Supplements Increase Blood Flow?
Some dietary supplements contain ingredients that have been known to help increase blood flow. If you are looking for ways to improve your circulation, consider taking supplements that contain some of the following ingredients:
• Green tea
• Ginkgo Biloba
• Horse chestnut
• Willow bark
• Cayenne pepper
• Ginger root
It is hard to say exactly what supplement is the best because everyone reacts differently to the ingredients. Some people may notice improvements by taking a supplement with green tea while others feel ginkgo biloba supplements work better to increase blood flow.
Speak with a Doctor or Healthcare Professional Before Taking Any Supplements
Natural supplements may contain natural ingredients that appear to be safe, but they can sometimes interfere with some prescription medications or even make some existing health problems worse. Before trying to improve your circulation and blood flow by taking supplements, it is important to speak with a doctor or healthcare professional.
A doctor or healthcare professional will be able to assess your situation and determine if taking certain supplements would be safe. When making their determination if it is safe to take certain supplements, your doctors and healthcare professionals will take into consideration your current health, any medical problems you may have, any allergies, and any medications you may be taking. After taking all these factors into consideration, your doctor will let you know if it is safe to take the supplement.
Other Treatment Options for Leg Vein Disease
Taking supplements may help improve blood flow, but it might not. In the event that improving blood flow doesn’t help prevent leg vein disease from developing, there are a number of safe and effective treatment options that are available.
Some of the treatment options available to you that have successfully treated varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein problems include:
• Compression stockings
• Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
• Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)
Want to explore treatment options for your varicose veins, spider veins, or poor circulation? Call Bellamah Vein Center to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment options with Dr. Bellamah. Dr. Bellamah specializes in treating problem veins. He can create a customized treatment plan for you that may include a combination of conservative treatment options, such as supplements, increasing exercise and compression stockings, as well as minimally invasive procedures.
Call our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss vein treatment options that will improve your vein health.