Saturday, January 17, 2009

Circulation Problems and MS

Multiple Sclerosis or MS can affect so many parts of our body and cause so many of our body’s functions to not work as they should.  One of the things that is affected is our circulation.

Through a complex network of arteries, veins, capillaries and other blood vessels that looks like the roots of a large tree, the blood in our bodies circulates blood.  Circulating blood in our bodies brings oxygen, nutrients and water to each of our cells, along with removing waste products.  Waste products are removed from our bodies in several different ways, including through lymph drainage, through the movement of blood, through our sweat, through urine and through bowel movements.

MS can often reduce how well our circulation functions, which reduces how much oxygen can travel to different parts of our bodies.  Each and every cell of our bodies needs oxygen to survive and without it the cells will become sick and die.  Our bodies are constantly producing and replacing sick and damaged cells.  But, when there is not enough oxygen circulating in our bodies,our bodies will reach a point where too many of the cells can be sick at one time and that causes more MS exacerbations, when the circulation of our blood is compromised.  Reduced or sluggish circulation results in our MS symptoms becoming so much worse than they would be other wise.

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