Don't let a DVT put an end to your dream holiday.

The importance of boosting Microcirculation

Microcirculation is defined as the flow of blood through the smallest blood vessels in the body. This includes capillaries and arterioles and venules. Enhancing microcirculation in the body will increase oxygen-carrying ability and use, deliver nutrients, remove metabolic waste and toxins, support and strengthen the immune system, and increase adenosine triphosphate production. Increasing microcirculation can enhance the function of all tissues, organs, and glands, help relieve the effects of neuropathy and can bring a sense of greater overall well-being.

As the body ages or develops a chronic disease, the blood viscosity is increased and becomes more sticky and the spleen is not as effective in removing old damaged blood cells. Capillaries become less flexible, and blood cells are more rigid making it more difficult for them to pass through the capillaries. This is referred to as blood stasis.

For new blood to be generated, old blood that is not vital must be removed. If blood is not flowing well, you cannot give nourishing supplementation while the pathological influence remains. Move the blood first, and then give the nourishment.

The blood has access to every organ and cell and is required to transport life-giving oxygen while removing toxic matter and waste in the blood. The blood circulates throughout the entire body, so it is important to ensure the blood is cleansed and detoxified. A disease cannot live in oxygenated, alkaline, and toxin-free blood! Cleansing helps to improve microcirculation which is beneficial to those who suffer from neuropathy and poor circulation. Blood detoxification essentially eliminates pathogens and toxic residues from the blood and helps the immune system to protect the body against any infections.

 

Veno-Fast targets healthy microcirculation.

Veno-Fast increases the effectiveness of the body’s elimination systems to cleanse the blood. It has a powerful diuretic effect that helps the kidney filter out impurities from the bloodstream and helps the liver to flush out toxins. It improves circulation, reduces vascular oedema, mediates inflammation within the blood vessel lining, and improves the blood vessel lining integrity so that it is smooth, flexible, and strong.  Veno-Fast inhibits the ability of blood platelets to stick or clump together (aggregation). This may help reduce clot formation and cardiovascular events. Veno-Fast is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants that strengthen blood vessels and reduce the fragility of capillaries. Horse chestnut seed extract, one of the ingredients of Veno-Fast, has been extensively studied for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a circulation problem in which the veins do not efficiently return blood from the legs to the heart. This condition is associated with varicose veins, pain, ankle swelling, itching, and night-time leg cramping.   

For all-round optimal health, Micro-Fast Capsules can be used with Neuro-Fast, Gravi-C and Cardio-Fast

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

 

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the formation of blood clots in the vein. When a clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg, it is called a deep vein thrombosis or DVT. If that clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs, it is called a pulmonary embolism or PE. Together, DVT and PE are known as VTE - a dangerous and potentially deadly medical condition.

 

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - A blood clot that forms in a deep vein (usually in the leg).

  • Pulmonary embolism (PE) - A blood clot in the lungs. PE occurs when a DVT breaks free from a vein wall, travels to the lungs and blocks some or all of the blood supply to the lungs. PE can often be fatal.

  • DVT + PE = VTE - DVT and PE are collectively referred to as VTE.

 

VTE is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. A comprehensive scientific review by the WTD steering committee revealed that 10 million cases of VTE occur annually – across low, middle and high income countries. Yet, VTE-related death is largely undocumented with data predominantly confined to Europe and the United States. Read more about the findings.

Just as concerning is that many people are not aware of this condition. A survey conducted by WTD and Ipsos-Reid found that global public awareness of thrombosis, DVT and PE is low, and much lower than awareness of other conditions like heart attack, stroke, hypertension, breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS. And, less than half of adults know that blood clots can be prevented. 

 

 

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Every year, there are approximately 10 million cases of VTE worldwide.

  • In the U.S., there are 100,000 - 300,000 VTE-related deaths every year.

  • In Europe, there are 544,000 VTE-related deaths every year.

  • In the U.S. and Europe, VTE-related events kill more people than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer and motor vehicle crashes combined.

  • Up to 60 percent of VTE cases occur during or after hospitalization, making it a leading preventable cause of hospital death.

 

RISK FACTORS

VTE does not discriminate. It affects people of all ages, races and ethnicities, and occurs in both men and women. Certain factors and situations can increase the risk of developing potentially deadly blood clots.

STRONG RISK

  • Being in the hospital for an extended period of time

  • Having surgery (especially hip, knee and cancer-related surgery)

  • Not moving for long periods of time (e.g., due to bedrest or long-duration travel)

 

MODERATE RISK

  • Age (60+)

  • Personal or family history of blood clots

  • Cancer/chemotherapy

  • Using estrogen-based medication (e.g., oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy)

 

OTHER FACTORS

  • Obesity

  • Pregnancy or recent birth

  • Smoking

  • Alcohol consumption

 

WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

VTE can occur without any warning signs or symptoms and can go unrecognized and undiagnosed by a healthcare professional. Symptoms that do appear may be associated with either DVT or PE.

 

DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)

  • Pain or tenderness, often starting in the calf

  • Swelling, including the ankle or foot

  • Redness or noticeable discoloration

  • Warmth

 

PULMONARY EMBOLISM (PE)

  • Unexplained shortness of breath

  • Rapid breathing

  • Chest pain (may be worse upon deep breath)

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Light headedness or passing out

 

RISK ASSESSMENT 

Research suggests that VTEs are often preventable, and evidence-based prevention strategies can stop the development of clots in 'at-risk' individuals.

To identify whether a patient is 'at-risk,' healthcare professionals should conduct a VTE risk assessment, which is tool or questionnaire that gathers information about a patient's age, medical history, medications and specific lifestyle factors. Information is then used to discern a patient’s potential risk (e.g., high, moderate or low risk) for developing blood clots in the legs or lungs.