Sudden feelings of dizziness, flickering before the eyes or the feeling that your eyes are going black, sweating, headaches and, in the worst case, even fainting – are the typical symptoms of circulatory problems. Cause: usually too low blood pressure. Here we show you how to get your circulation going.
When blood pressure is too low
Blood pressure with values of 120 to 80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) is considered normal. If the first mentioned higher (systolic) value is below 105 mmHg, one speaks of low blood pressure (hypotension). Systolic blood pressure occurs when the heart contracts and pumps blood through the arteries. The blood flow to the individual organs – and above all to the brain – depends on the systolic blood pressure. If the blood pressure is too low, the brain is temporarily not optimally supplied with oxygen. It’s completely harmless, but uncomfortable. Dizziness and fainting spells can also lead to accidents. With low blood pressure, the diastolic value is around 65 mmHg, but it only plays a subordinate role in supplying the organs.
Get your circulation going with nutrition
A balanced diet can get your circulation going. Vitamins A and E e.g. B. is good for blood formation. Vitamin A is found in green, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables; Vitamin E in cold-pressed oils such as B. safflower and rapeseed oil as well as whole grain cereals and lentils. Vitamin C from raspberries, red peppers, and oranges improves iron absorption. Iron prevents fatigue. Folic acid and B vitamins help normalize blood pressure. They are needed for the formation and strengthening of blood cells (e.g. in the liver and peas). Drink a lot – water, unsweetened tea, juice spritzers, and as much broth as possible. This improves the oxygen supply. You can add a little more salt because salt binds fluid in the body.
Get your circulation going, but not too hectic
If you stand up abruptly, the blood will rush to the lower half of your body. This then leads to the symptoms described. This can happen quickly, especially in combination with heat, for example on hot days or when taking a bath. So always stand up slowly and hold on tight as much as possible.
Get your circulation going with alternating showers
Start the day with alternating showers, as this will get your circulation going. Feel tired and listless during the day, run cold water over your wrists. If you feel dizzy, put your feet up.
Sport can also get the circulation going
With two to three sports units per week, such as cycling or Nordic walking, you improve your blood circulation and can thus get your circulation going.