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MS Circulation Problems

ms circulation or multiple sclerosis circulation:

Multiple Sclerosis can affect so many parts of our body and cause so many of our body’s functions to not work as they should.  One of the things that is affected is our circulation.

The blood in our bodies circulates through a complex network of arteries, veins, capillaries and other blood vessels that look like the roots of a large tree. Circulating blood in our bodies brings oxygen, nutrients and water to each of our cells, along with removing waste products.  Waste products are removed from our bodies in several different ways, including through lymph drainage, through the movement of blood, through our sweat, through urine and through bowel movements.

MS circulation or Multiple circulation problems occur because MS can often reduce how well our circulation functions, which reduces how much oxygen can travel to different parts of our bodies, along with reducing how well toxins are removed from our bodies.  Each and every cell of our bodies need oxygen to survive and without it the cells will become sick and die.  Our bodies are constantly producing new cells, along with repairing or replacing the sick or damaged cells.

When there is not enough oxygen circulating in our bodies, our bodies will reach a point where too many of the cells can be sick at one time and that causes more MS exacerbations. This can often be aggravated when poor circulation is present and when the circulation of our blood is compromised. Reduced or sluggish circulation often results in the MS symptoms becoming so much worse than they would be other wise.

When it comes to MS, the more severe our MS symptoms become and the more Multiple Sclerosis damage that results.  The less those with Multiple Sclerosis walk, stand or move around like our bodies were normally suppose to do – this results in our circulation slowing down and less oxygen gets to each cell as it should.  This also often increases the MS fatigue, that those of us with Multiple Sclerosis already struggle with.

To make matters worse, our brains require a much larger amount of oxygen for them to function as they should.  In many cases of those with Multiple Sclerosis brain activity is reduced, reducing circulation, which also reduces the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain.  This can be a vicious cycle, since the reduced oxygen levels further reduces how well the brain functions.

Increasing the circulation of blood in our bodies is so much more important for those with Multiple Sclerosis because increasing circulation of the brain helps in the following ways:

* reduces Multiple Sclerosis cognitive problems

* increases Multiple Sclerosis memory function

* increases MS nerve function

* helps to repair Multiple Sclerosis damage to
   nerves throughout the body.

MS legs can also be affected to the point that swelling and poor circulation or edema (swelling) can result.  Poor circulation in the legs for those with MS results in the body not removing waste products as they should.  This means that the toxins are building up in the areas of poor circulation in our bodies, which can actually contribute to increasing the frequency and severity of our symptoms of MS.

Circulation is reduced even more for those with MS that are less mobile or have more problems with walking or standing.  When we spend more time sitting, especially with sitting in a wheelchair, and standing or walking is greatly decreased on a regular basis, this results in us having a much greater risk for having much poorer circulation in our legs.  The lack of good circulation in our legs can often result in us developing lymph edema.

Lymphedema in the legs can cause swelling and pain in the legs, since prolonged periods of time with poor circulation can even result in damage to the valves that regulate blood flow through veins in any part of the legs. When the valves in our legs are only working or not working much at all, this can result in the blood pooling in the lower legs.

This can be a more serious condition, since the pooling of the blood in the lower legs can result in a buildup of toxins in the blood, from a lack of the removal of waste products from the blood that can actually contribute to further damaging the blood vessels in the deeper levels of veins throughout the legs.  If your blood is not circulating as it should be, this can result in causing more relapses and exacerbations of your MS symptoms because of the toxic build up of waste products in the blood.

When those of us with Multiple Sclerosis walk, this increases our circulation.  Other ways that we can increase the circulation in our legs, and the rest of our bodes, is when those of us with Multiple Sclerosis exercise on a regular basis.

Doing exercises to increase circulation can also help to stimulate MS nerve repair, by increasing blood flow and helping to stimulate the nerves by stimulating the muscles attached to the nerves.  Intense physical therapy can help much more quickly in restoring more of the function to our bodies after MS nerve damage has resulted.  Doing intense physical therapy can help to reconnect neural pathways and help our bodies to regain mobility, as well as our abilities to stand and walk.

This means that MS foot and MS leg problems, along with MS hands and Multiple Sclerosis arm problems can be reduced using intense physical therapy for a least 3 months or more at a time.  The medical community is discovering more about how doing intense physical therapy and other exercises with more of their MS patients help to improve how well those of with Multiple Sclerosis can function on a daily basis.

Multiple Sclerosis herbs and Multiple Sclerosis enzymes

Certain herbs, taken in combination with certain vitamin supplements, can help to decrease the inflammation that is often part of the circulation problem when it come to  the majority of cases of Lymphedema and to aid in increasing how well the veins in the legs can circulate the blood.

Herbs should not be taken without the supervision of an herbologist or other well trained medical healthcare practitioner or other herbal specialist, who has used herbs with their other MS patients in the past, since some herbs can work against the body, when certain other types of medical conditions are also present along with Multiple Sclerosis.  In certain instances, taking herbs without proper guidance can actually be more dangerous to take if the person recommending herbs for your particular set of medical conditions that are pesent with your case of Multiple Sclerosis does not have adequate experience and training when working with herbs.

For my particular case of MS, my doctor recommended taking the herb Butcher's Broom along with taking extra of the enzyme Bromelain for reducing the inflammation in my legs and for helping to strengthen the veins in my legs, along with helping to improve the circulation of the blood in my legs.

My doctor also recommended that I take the herb Milk Thistle to help my liver to function better with detoxifying the blood and ease the burden on my liver to help do a better job without becoming so over stressed.

Exercise does help improve the ms circulation of the blood so much better than taking any vitamin or herbal supplement.  Even if your particular case of Multiple Sclerosis makes it more difficult to exercise, riding a stationary bike or using a rebounder can be 2 of the less strenuous exercises that can help in the majority of the cases of Multiple Sclerosis.

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