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Healthy Choices and Technology Equals Better Diabetes Management

By Justin Bennet

According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes every year, 84.1 million Americans are considered prediabetic, and diabetes is in the top 10 causes of death in the US. These are alarming statistics, which can be unsettling if you have diabetes. However, living with a chronic condition in the 21st century means that you have access to technology and information that wasn’t available even as recently as the 1990s.

Smart Tech for Diabetics

Technology has done so much for medicine. There are now robots that can assist with surgery and devices you can wear to monitor everything from your heart rate to how much you sleep at night. Apple’s Series 4 smartwatch, for example, can output an ECG directly on the screen. It will also let you call for help via an emergency SOS function if you get into a bad situation.

Perhaps more importantly, this and other fitness trackers, such as the Fitbit, can help you keep tabs on your exercise routine by counting your steps and calculating your average active time each day. Knowing how much movement you get is paramount to keeping your body fit and healthy. Exercise, according to EndocrineNet, can help you manage your blood glucose levels.

Technology can go one step further by allowing you to take your exercise routines with you no matter where you are. Apps such as MyFitnessPal and 8Fit can encourage you to make healthy exercise choices, and they can also help you monitor what you eat, which is another crucial element related to diabetes management.

Your Actions Matter

While technology can give you the tools to take control of your health, ultimately, it is your actions that direct the path of your well-being.

A few things you can do to stay healthy are:

  • Maintain a relationship with your doctor. Your primary care provider will likely be the one to diagnose you with diabetes. Once the condition is established, they will refer you to an endocrinologist, who may work at an independent office, the hospital, or at a diabetes care center. Make sure to keep your appointments with both, and don’t be afraid to ask questions about caring for yourself. If you have yet to find an endocrinologist, sites like HealthGrades can help you make an informed decision.
  • Exercise and eat right. We’ve already mentioned how technology can help you exercise and eat right, but both of these deserve special emphasis. When you have diabetes, it is not enough to simply eat the right foods; you also have to avoid the wrong ones. Things like white bread, French fries, and sports drinks might seem innocent enough, but they can send your blood sugar skyrocketing while expanding your waistline. You’ll also want to enhance your diet with diabetes-safe supplements to help you manage your weight and keep it within an acceptable range. Nutrition is what gives your body the energy to function, and adding polyphenols and other lesser-known nutrients to your daily intake is an important step in managing your condition.
  • Take your medicine on time. If your doctor has put you on a prescription for your diabetes, it’s important to take it at the same time every day. This is another area where technology can enhance your self-care efforts via medication reminder apps. Pharmacist Christina Tarantola lists several of her favorites and also cautions that around half of all prescriptions are taken incorrectly.

When it comes to diabetes management, technology can get you halfway there. However, what you choose to do with it and the lifestyle decisions you make mean the difference between living with your condition and letting your condition rule your life.

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A Success Story: Enjoying the stage again after years of chronic pain

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Rachel shares how her healthcare professionals, along with the use of D’OXYVA, have helped her every step of the way.

My story started 2 years ago when I severely injured my ankle. At that time, I was working hard preparing for a dance presentation. I am a professional ballet dancer; my injury happened after a grand jeté, when I landed badly on my right foot. I needed to undergo surgery and rehab.

It was so painful that I had a hard time sleeping. Luckily, I got some pain meds so I could fall asleep. The nights were rough. I would wake up every two hours to call the nurses and ask for more medicine.

According to the doctors, this fracture could leave me limping for life. When I heard those words, my world just fell apart. I didn’t know how to accept my situation. I wouldn’t be able to dance again? I wouldn’t be able to walk again? I started to view life differently; I was hopeless.

I had to undergo months of rehab and physical therapy. Luckily, I had my friends and family to support me all the way. I slowly noticed I was feeling better; I could slowly stand up and take a few steps.

A few weeks before Christmas, due to my eagerness to recover so I could dance again, I once again aggravated my ankle after forcing it. The pain was excruciating; it felt like the first time I fractured it. That time I thought, “I’m done. I’m giving up; I will never really be able to dance again.” I had to undergo surgery and rehab for the second time, but this time, I didn’t feel like doing it; I thought it was useless, much more so after the doctor told me that the chances I could dance again were small.

One month later, I met Janina, my co-ballet dancer, at the rehab center undergoing the same physical therapy as I was. She told me she had just fractured her ankle about 4 weeks earlier; I was amazed at how fast she seemed to be recovering. I couldn’t help but ask what she had been doing or what medications she had been taking.

She then pulled a device from her bag and said, “This is D’OXYVA. This helped me with my recovery really well.” I was intrigued. Janina told me that her mother, who is diabetic, had been using D’OXYVA to manage her neuropathy and her diabetic wound, so she thought it might help her, too. Indeed, it helped her recover quickly, and she barely felt any pain from her injured ankle.

When I arrived home, I turned on my computer and did my research on D’OXYVA. Their customer support was very helpful with all the questions I had.

After almost 4 weeks of twice daily D’OXYVA therapy with the help of my orthopedic doctor and therapist, I was walking; after 5 weeks, the pain was almost gone. Now, it’s been almost 8 weeks, my D’OXYVA therapy has been reduced to 4 times a week, and I’m back at the rehearsal studio. It was an unexpected turn of events. I went from hopeless to hopeful!

I am still continuing my D’OXYVA therapy at least 3 times a week and working my way to becoming fully recovered. I’d like to thank Janina for introducing me to D’OXYVA. It gave me hope and positive vibes during my recovery stage. As for the D’OXYVA support staff, my orthopedic doctor, and my physical therapist, I couldn’t ask for a more professional, caring, and extremely helpful group. They are just plain AMAZING, all of them!

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA improves blood oxygenation. Oxygen is one of the body’s natural healers. If you have ever taken deep breaths to help reduce your stress or pain, you know that increasing oxygen flow throughout your body can help with healing and minimizing pain.

In various clinical studies, D’OXYVA® (deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator) has achieved over 90%* elimination of all sorts of chronic pain in 100% of subjects either the same day or in a few days, such as from a very high 8 to a very low 1 on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS).

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Under Armour developing ‘smart’ sneaker that reads blood pressure

Under ArmourOpens a New Window. is developing a “smart” sneaker that would track the blood pressure of its wearer, according to a patent filing this week.

The sports apparel brand’s filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office details two versions of a sneaker currently in development. The first version of the sneaker would link to a wearable device and transmit blood pressure that would then be used to adjust the sneaker’s fit for optimal blood flow. The second version of the sneaker contains a “blood pressure detector.”

In the patent filing, Under Armour said the sneaker is meant to help its wearer recover after a “strenuous workout.”

“There exists a need for a device and method to effectively pump blood through the plantar venous plexus and support recovery after engaging in athletic activity,” the company wrote in its filing, dated June 25.

Under Armour representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Baltimore Business Journal was first to report on the filing.

The filing comes as Under Armour and other sports apparel companies seek to integrate technology into their products.

The Baltimore-based company unveiled its first smart shoe, the “HOVR Connected Series,” in 2018. The footwear line measures a runner’s gait and other workout data.

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D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation. 

D’OXYVA promotes benefits related to significantly improved blood circulation, including significantly increased cardiac activity, physical fitness, metabolism, endurance, energy balance and a healthy weight by significantly improving Microcirculation that is detectable real-time with high quality diagnostics.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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Microcirculation in Hypertension, A New Target for Treatment?

The number of effective agents available for the treatment of hypertension is now substantial. However, in spite of this, most would agree that there is still considerable scope for improvement in the way hypertension is managed. In many countries, the great majority of hypertensive subjects still show imperfect blood pressure control.1 Furthermore, the reductions or improvements in end-organ damage seen during antihypertensive therapy do not always correlate well with the reduction in arterial blood pressure achieved. Thus, there seems to be a need for new therapeutic perspectives in the treatment of hypertension. One important new perspective might be provided by an enhanced appreciation of the importance of the microcirculation in the pathophysiology and treatment of hypertension.

 

The Microcirculation in Hypertension

In hypertension, the structure and function of the microcirculation may be altered in at least 3 ways. First, the mechanisms regulating vasomotor tone may be abnormal, leading to enhanced vasoconstriction or reduced vasodilator responses. Second, there may be anatomic alterations to the structure of individual precapillary resistance vessels, such as an increase in their wall-to-lumen ratio. Finally, there may be changes at the level of the microvascular network, perhaps involving a reduction in the density (rarefaction) of arterioles or capillaries within a given vascular bed. It is likely that the relative contributions of these factors will be different in different vascular beds and may vary between different forms and models of hypertension. Nevertheless, it is possible to discern a historical shift in the focus of antihypertensive therapy between these different mechanisms. Initially, antihypertensive therapy was directed mainly toward altering vasomotor tone and promoting vasodilation. More recently, attention was directed toward reducing or reversing changes in resistance vessel structure, and in the last few years, there has been a further evolution toward reducing or reversing microvascular network rarefaction. Interestingly, several antihypertensive agents that act acutely to reduce vasomotor tone are now known to have additional chronic actions on vessel and network structure, which may be more important in the long-term treatment of hypertension.

In this article, we review the animal and human evidence available for the role of the microcirculation during hypertension and the effects of therapy, focusing on those aspects that are likely to be common to most forms of hypertension and most organ systems.

Microcirculatory Abnormalities in Hypertension: Both Cause and Effect?

It has been known for many years that the diameter and structure of small resistance arteries can alter in response to changes in blood pressure and flow. There have been numerous reports of decreases in arteriolar diameters in experimental secondary hypertension.4 Increases in the media-to-lumen ratio of small arteries have also been widely documented in several forms of hypertension,4 consistent with the classic view that vessels maintain constant wall stress in the face of changing pressure. However, it is not clear whether similar changes occur in arterioles in primary hypertension. In SHR, arterioles have not been reported to show consistently reduced luminal diameter or wall thickening (reviewed by Struijker Boudier et al).4

A more consistent observation has been microvessel rarefaction. A reduction in the number or density of microvessels has been reported for many years in most forms of clinical and experimental hypertension. Several studies have documented microvessel rarefaction in SHR and after the experimental induction of secondary hypertension.4

It has been suggested that rarefaction may occur in 2 phases.9 The first phase of functional rarefaction involves microvessel constriction to the point of nonperfusion, possibly as a result of increased sensitivity to vasoconstrictor stimuli. The nonperfused vessels may then disappear, leading to the second phase of structural or anatomic rarefaction, which cannot be reversed by maximal vasodilation. In patients with primary hypertension, the reduction in density of capillaries in the skin of the dorsum of the fingers has recently been shown to be mainly a result of anatomic rather than functional rarefaction.10

It is therefore possible to view microvessel abnormality and rarefaction as responses to increased vascular pressure. However, this is clearly not always the case, because microvascular changes similar to those observed in hypertension can be found in conditions such as scleroderma, syndrome X, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the absence of any elevation in arterial blood pressure. Furthermore, there is evidence that abnormalities in the microcirculation may cause or contribute to the elevation of blood pressure.

Targeting the Microcirculation to Prevent End-Organ Damage: Beyond Blood Pressure Reduction?

Numerous trials have demonstrated that antihypertensive therapy is effective in reducing major vascular events, including stroke and coronary heart disease. However, several forms of specific end-organ damage that primarily involve the microcirculation are thought to be secondary to hypertension, including nephropathy, retinopathy, lacunar infarction, and microvascular angina. Thus, it is to be expected that there will be additional benefits from targeting the microcirculation during antihypertensive therapy in terms of the prevention of or reduction in end-organ damage.

One of the most intensively studied forms of end-organ damage with microvascular involvement is microalbuminuria or increased urinary albumin excretion. Microalbuminuria is known to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality in nondiabetic and diabetic individuals. In the Framingham study, proteinuria was 3 times more common in hypertensive than in normotensive individuals and was associated with a 3-fold increase in mortality.18 Importantly, hypertensive patients with microalbuminuria have an increased cardiovascular risk compared with normoalbuminuric patients with similar blood pressure.19

Although microalbuminuria may be an early marker of renal dysfunction, it is now clear that it can be reversible. A recent large-scale study of 6000 nondiabetic hypertensive patients showed that microalbuminuria can be reversed in many cases by antihypertensive therapy.20 In SHR, different antihypertensive agents have different effects on renal afferent arteriolar structure. ACE inhibition produced a greater increase in the diameters of distal afferent arterioles than a calcium antagonist of equivalent hypotensive effect.21

The heart is another organ that may suffer end-organ damage, and numerous studies have reported changes in myocardial microvessel structure and density in hypertension. During normal development, myocardial microvascular density increases during the first few postnatal weeks but then decreases, probably because angiogenesis fails to match the growth in myocyte volume.22 During the pressure-overload hypertrophy that often accompanies hypertension, the picture that emerges from studies in both animals and human patients is that microvessel growth is insufficient to prevent dilution because of the greater increase in other myocardial components; hence, microvascular density decreases.22 It has been argued that microvascular changes may make a substantial contribution to the development of cardiac failure in hypertensive patients.23

The risk of stroke is greatly increased by hypertension. Although there are multiple causes of stroke, the form that is perhaps most closely associated with small-vessel abnormality is lacunar infarction, the occurrence of small, deep infarcts thought to be caused by the occlusion or rupture of small vessels, largely as a result of hypertensive changes.

Hypertensive changes in cerebral arteriolar structure have been documented in animal models. In SHR, reductions in the external diameter and increases in the media-to-lumen ratio of cerebral arterioles have been reported.24 However, most reports conclude that neither cerebral arterioles nor capillaries undergo rarefaction in SHR or in other experimental models of hypertension. At least some forms of antihypertensive therapy can reverse structural changes in cerebral microvessels25 and can dramatically increase the lifespan of stroke-prone SHR.26,27

Conclusions

Abnormalities of microvessel structure and microvascular network density often accompany, and may be an important cause of, primary hypertension. Microcirculatory abnormalities are also likely to be central to many forms of hypertensive end-organ damage, including those involving the kidneys, heart, and brain. Optimal antihypertensive therapy should therefore be targeted at both large and small vessels. Available evidence suggests that the 2 longest-established classes of antihypertensive agents, diuretics and β-blockers, have no specific beneficial actions on the microcirculation. However, the results of numerous animal studies and a much smaller number of clinical studies indicate that the newer classes of antihypertensive agents and some combinations of agents offer considerable potential for improving microvessel structure and network density. It would therefore be predicted that more widespread use of these agents and combinations would enable substantial reductions in end-organ damage to be achieved, with consequent reductions in morbidity and mortality. Much further clinical research is needed to assess the extent to which this potential can be realized in clinical practice.

This article was written on behalf of the European Working Group for Microcirculation and Cardiovascular Disease. Other members are E. Agabiti-Rosei, University of Brescia, Italy; T.F. Lüscher, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland; G.A. MacGregor, St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK; and E. Vicaut, Hôpital Fernand Widal, Paris, France.

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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Did you know when used in a regimen, D`OXYVA users have reported a number of health and beauty benefits?

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OPTIMIZE BLOOD CIRCULATION FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF SIGNIFICANT OUTCOMES

D’OXYVA® (deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator) in various clinical trials has validated leading independent research results and demonstrated above-average results in improving a host of physiological functions at the same time.

People using D’OXYVA® have recorded significant improvements in cardiovascular activity leading to much improved physical activity. As part of a healthy lifestyle, D’OXYVA may help significantly reduce the risk of high blood pressure, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes in just two or three months, with an average use of 5 minutes a day and 5 times a week.

Poor circulation is a gateway for a litany of ailments: slow healing, depression, poor complexion, sores, slow metabolism, and more.

D’OXYVA significantly improves sustained oxygen-rich microcirculatory blood flow locally and throughout the body. Its patented method of fully non-invasive, painless, and harmless transdermal delivery is unique only to D’OXYVA.

When used daily, D’OXYVA users have reported a number of health and beauty benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Relief from symptoms of microvascular complications
  • Significantly increased cardiac function, physical fitness, endurance and strength, muscle size, body tone, faster recovery from sports injuries and surgical trauma
  • Improved self-esteem via promoting healthy and radiant skin, complexion, dry skin relief, and acne reduction
  • Significant reduction in downtime from other skin treatments and cosmetic procedures when used in combination, reduction in the appearance of scars, cellulite, fat, spider veins and stretch marks
  • Promoting and maintaining a healthy weight, improving general mobility, deeper, more restful sleep
  • Significant improvement of mental acuity; concentration, problem solving, multitasking, eye-hand coordination, heightened stamina, energy, and focus while managing stress
  • Improved vitals across the board during checkups with zero adverse event reports after years of regular use by people with various health, demographic, and ethnic backgrounds

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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4 things you should know about erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), once shrouded in secrecy, is now in the spotlight, thanks to high-profile advertisements for drugs like Cialis, Viagra, Levitra, and Stendra. But despite this greater awareness of ED, many men — and women — don’t really know much about this condition. Here are four things to know about ED.

ED is often the result of diseases or conditions that become more common with age. It can also be a side effect of the medications used to treat them. Other possible causes of ED include prostate surgery, stress, relationship problems, and depression.
Other age-related factors besides disease can also affect a man’s ability to have an erection — for example, with age, tissues become less elastic and nerve communication slows. But even these factors don’t explain many cases of ED.

Cardiovascular disease is a common cause of ED. Clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) affect not only the blood vessels of the heart, but those throughout the body as well. In fact, in up to 30% of men who see their doctors about ED, the condition is the first hint that they have cardiovascular disease.

Intriguing findings from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study suggest there may be a natural ebb and flow to ED — that is, for some men, trouble with erections may occur, last for a significant amount of time, and then partly or fully disappear without treatment.
Regardless of the cause, ED often can be effectively addressed. For some men, simply losing weight and exercising more may help.

Others may need medications, and there are other options available as well. Given the variety of therapies available, the possibility of finding the right solution is greater than ever.

 

Reference: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mens-health/4-things-you-should-know-about-erectile-dysfunction

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Are Veiny Arms Really a Sign You’re Super Fit?

You’ve seen the crazy photo of cyclist Pawel Poljanski’s insane leg veins after his 70-hour Tour de France pump. And the Rock boasts a pretty impressive bicep vein, too. Plus, go to any bodybuilding competition, and you’ll see a whole slew of guys with impressive vascularity as well.

What all these veiny guys have in common is that they are in tremendous shape. But is vascularity really a sign of superb fitness?First, let’s take a look at the reason your veins pop in the first place.

Your arteries carry blood away from your heart to the tissues throughout your body, like your muscles. Your veins—which have thin walls and dilate easily—pump the blood back toward your heart.

“The venous outflow is slower than arterial inflow, causing a back-up of venous blood causing higher pressure in the veins,” says Doug McGuff, M.D., author of Body By Science. That increases pressure causes the veins to “pop” out. That’s the pump you get.

But what you’re doing also plays a role in the pop, too.

“Swelling in the muscles pushes the veins out to the surface,” says Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., author of The Fat Loss Prescription. “Your muscles swell when working out and push the veins closer to the surface of your skin, which makes them more pronounced.”

You probably notice your veins popping more during weight lifting than when you’re simply taking a walk or doing other kinds of light cardio.

In general, higher-rep weight lifting with fast concentric movements—say, the part of a biceps curl when you bring the weight up toward your arm—would trigger the biggest pump, says Dr. Nadolsky.

“High intensity interval work can produce this effect as well,” says Dr. McGuff. “Muscular loading and fatigue drive arterial inflow into the muscle, so exercise that triggers this will produce venous engorgement.”

Okay, so your veins tend to pop when you’re working out, but does how veiny you get actually depend on how fit you are? Well, sort of.

The leaner you are—meaning, the less subcutaneous fat you have covering your muscles—the more pronounced your veins will look, says Dr. Nadolsy.

But it’s not just about being lean: Having low body fat along with upped muscle mass is the magic combination for veins that pop, even when you’re at rest. So in some ways, pronounced veins are an indirect sign of fitness.

 

 

Reference: https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/vascularity-and-fitness-level

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Diet, Exercise Combined Can Improve Blood Circulation in The Brain

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New research suggests that losing weight through diet and exercise could help improve blood circulation in the brains of older adults with type 2 diabetes, which can also help improve cognitive functioning.

Type 2 diabetes can affect blood circulation by stiffening blood vessels and reducing the amount of oxygen that circulates throughout the body, including the brain, which can affect the way we think and make decisions.

Cognitive problems have also been linked to being overweight and obese, conditions that are common for those with type 2 diabetes.

Although lowering calorie intake and increasing physical activity are already known to reduce the negative effects of type 2 diabetes on the body, the effect on the brain has so far been unclear.

To research a possible connection, the team behind the new study looked at information from a 10-year-long study called Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD).

As the study teaches participants to implement healthy, long-term lifestyle changes, the researchers were able to focus in on whether participants with type 2 diabetes — who made their lifestyles healthier by eating fewer calories and increasing their physical activity — had better blood flow to the brain.

They looked at 310 overweight or obese participants taking part in the study, aged 45 to 76 and with type 2 diabetes, and assigned the participants to two groups.

In the first group, participants were given a daily goal of eating between 1200 to 1800 calories in order to lose weight, based on their initial weight.

They also had a goal of partaking in 175 minutes of physical activity throughout the week through activities such as brisk walking.

The second group acted as a control group, who instead of following a diet and exercise plan attended Diabetes Support and Education classes.

During the study, the participants all had their mental functions tested, including their verbal learning, memory, decision-making ability, and other cognitive functions, and around ten years after the start of the study completed an MRI brain scan.

The team found that those who made the healthy lifestyle changes of eating fewer calories and increasing their physical activity had greater blood flow in the brain.

The results also suggested that the lifestyle changes were more effective in increasing or maintaining blood flow in the brain for individuals who were overweight but not obese.

However, the team still concluded that for all participants, whether overweight or obese, long-term weight loss through diet and exercise is beneficial in increasing brain flow in those with type 2 diabetes.

The researchers published their findings in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.



Reference: https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/277528/diet-exercise-combined-can-improve-blood-circulation-in-the-brain-of-type-2-diabetes-patients/#ixzz5lDytsUP3 

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The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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Did you know that poor circulation in the lower extremities occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the legs?

Did you know that poor circulation in the lower extremities occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the legs?

Poor Circulation in Legs

Poor circulation in the lower extremities occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the legs. Symptoms such as pain, numbness, or tingling sensation in legs are likely to be experienced in the event of reduced blood flow to the legs or feet. The following write-up provides information on the contributing factors for this circulatory problem.

Blood is a specialized body fluid that performs the vital function of transporting oxygen and nutrients to various parts of the body. While the oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood that is pumped by the heart is carried by the arteries to the cells, tissues, or the organs of the body, the veins deliver deoxygenated blood from various parts of the body to the heart. The pulmonary veins are an exception, as they carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart.

If the arteries supplying blood to a particular part of the body become partially or completely blocked, a host of distressing symptoms could arise due to the reduced blood flow. Circulatory problems could also arise if the valves present in the veins are not working properly. Under such circumstances, the deoxygenated blood is prevented from returning to the heart. This causes the blood to collect in the veins.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is an umbrella term that is used for the medical conditions associated with the blockage of the large arteries that are not located within the heart or the brain. Peripheral vascular disorders are often characterized by reduced blood flow to the legs and feet.

People who make poor lifestyle choices are more likely to be affected by circulatory problems. Poor blood circulation is often observed in the elderly, or people who are affected by certain medical conditions.

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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D’OXYVA on cellulite and fat reduction

Cellulite is a symptom of abnormal fat cell growth and an inflammatory response under the skin’s dermis layer. The skin’s dermis layer is known as the living skin, and it is composed of nerves, elastin, fats, blood vessels, and collagen fibers, which provide elasticity. With age, our skin produces less collagen, causing the skin to look wrinkled and saggy. Also, fat cell growth or expansion within the well-delimited hypodermis skin layers compromise effective O2 supply from the vasculature (microcirculation) and push the outer skin layers up while the fibrous septa pull it down. This physical action, which is due to fat cell overgrowth, causes the skin to have an orange-peel and cottage-cheese appearance.

Our body’s physiological response to hypoxia is well known. Hypoxia provokes an inflammatory response associated with the overproduction of adipokines, interleukins, macrophages recruitment, and increased glucose sensitivity (GLUT-1 expression). In other words, when cellulite appears in our skin, we have two major problems: disruption of the dermis skin layer architecture due to abnormal fat cell growth and an inflammation response caused by hypoxia. Substantial evidence suggests that hypoxia (low SpO2 ) is a protagonist in adipose physiology and in adverse bodily responses associated with obesity.

D’OXYVA gentle, super-saturated CO2 vapor causes instant artery microcirculation and venule dilation, thereby improving blood flow. By improving the skin layer’s blood flow, it allows our body to stimulate circulation, detoxify, balance, and increase O2 delivery. D’OXYVA® allows our body to self-heal, particularly by adjusting the fat cell microenvironment. As a result, fat cells decrease their growth rates through a reduction in glucose sensitivity and the promotion of catabolism. After D’OXYVA® administration, the inflammatory response decreases due to the elimination of the hypoxia state.

After adhering to a D’OXYVA® treatment plan, cellulite patients will find significant improvement in their skin’s appearance and feeling.

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.