In order to stay in the best of health it is important to understand how the human body functions. The circulatory system for example, can be made to work optimally if you understand how it functions and what you can do prevent any damage. The heart, veins and arteries are the primary components of the circulatory system and today we’re going to learn about what could go wrong here and how one can treat it with homeopathy. It is important to seek medical attention as soon as you are alarmed about an issue at hand.
The heart is a powerful muscle bag, which contracts and then relaxes, continuously acting as a pump. The cycle of relaxation and contraction forms a heartbeat, which we can feel as a pulse. The blood circulating within our body and head is carried in to the right side of the heart through large veins known as the vena cava. This side of the heart is divided in to two chambers, which are separated by a valve. As the heart contracts, the blood gets pumped out of the valve and into the lungs through a vessel known as the pulmonary artery. In the lungs, the blood will absorb oxygen that we breathe in. the blood then reenters the heart through the pulmonary vein, in to the upper chamber and then the lower chamber. The blood is then carried across the body and to the head, releasing the oxygen that is required for the body to function, before it returns to the heart via the vena cava to resume the process again.
Blood is extremely important because it is the carrier of oxygen, which is needed by every living tissue in one’s body. It helps cells grow, repair and reproduce. It is oxygen that makes the color of blood a bright red. You may have noticed when the blood is taken at hospitals, if it isn’t then there’s surely been some mistake.
Arteries and veins
The older brothers of the circulatory system – the arteries are strong and have thick muscular walls, which do not stretch very easily, but help maintain pressure. When the heart alternately contracts and relaxes and experiences fluctuations in pressure, the arteries are able to cope with this as they start building up their muscular walls. This tends to increase the pressure in the arteries, which we measure as blood pressure.
The veins are the younger brothers, they have very little muscle and thin walls. They cannot handle the pressure as well as their big brothers. The two are linked by small arteries known as arterioles, which become smaller capillaries, and then go on to join together and form venules, which eventually form large veins that run through the body. The venous system is the low pressure one because by the time the blood reaches here, the pressure has been taken care of.
Varicose veins are extremely common and could be acquired or inherited from ones family as well. These could be extremely painful and symptoms may include swollen ankles, tired and achy legs and hardened areas in the legs. The legs have one way valves and it is increased pressure in the venous system that does not allow the blood to be pumped back to the heart in an efficient manner. This could lead veins becoming contorted and stretched, which may give rise to knobby, varicose veins.
Other things like standing for a long period of time, constipation and pregnancy as well can put undue pressure on the veins in the pelvis, which affects the veins in the lower leg.
This can be treated with the help of homeopathy. It is important that you speak with a Homeopath to learn how you can treat this condition.
Conditions like piles, cold hands and feet, hypertension, angina, and heart failure, ailments that are caused due to the malfunctioning of the circulatory system can all be treated with the help of homeopathy.