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The benefits of walking: To live longer, walk faster!

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 May 2017, Circulation
walking

In Sydney, Australia, a group of doctors and researchers working in geriatric medicine decided to see if they could work out how fast the Grim Reaper walks . . .

They had a valid aim, however morbid it may seem…

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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Blood pressure and circulation problems

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 April 2017, Circulation, Menopause, Women's Health

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. Today, I’m going to talk about blood pressure, a topic that is particularly relevant here, given that more than 50% of women over 50 will have blood pressure problems at some point.

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer, and for a good reason: some people who have it have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever, at least not until the day they have a heart attack or stroke.

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5 tips to prevent cold feet

by Sonia Chartier, on 15 December 2016, Circulation
cold-feet

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Cold feet is a common complaint from many people.

Despite it’s relatively unpleasant nature, it is typically a normal condition that can be due to cold temperature and anxiety.

Oftentimes, we blame it on “poor circulation”, and there is some truth to this….

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The “pins and needles” effect

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 October 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
“pins and needles”

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

If you’ve ever had a foot or an arm “fall asleep”, then you’re familiar with the “pins and needles” sensation that ensues soon after you start moving your limb.  People of all ages can experience pins and needles, although it becomes more common with age.

This article explores the “pins and needles” effect and what can be done about it!

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5 typical symptoms of a poor circulatory system

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Circulation
poor blood circulation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Often we refer to swollen feet and cold hands as “poor circulation”, but what exactly does this mean?

Is our heart not pumping blood properly? Are our lungs not absorbing enough oxygen? Is that oxygen not being carried to the organs and tissues that require it? Is the blood thicker and thus slower? Are only our arms and legs affected by “poor circulation”?
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