❝Your system of blood vessels — arteries, veins and capillaries — is over 60,000 miles long. That’s long enough to go around the world more than twice!❞
With the kind of lifestyle we all are leading today―sitting on computers, doing desk jobs, living a sedentary life―experiencing the phenomenon where our arms tend to “go to sleep” is pretty common. The underlying cause is nothing but poor blood circulation in the area. There could be various factors triggering the same. But before we get to explaining them, let us first understand how our blood circulatory system works, in a brief manner.
➟ Reaction to certain medications or therapies
➟ Lack of exercise
➟ Bone marrow disorder
➟ Liver disease
➟ Kidney disease
➟ Lung disease
➟ Wear comfortable clothes with loose or free sleeves to avoid tightness or pressure around the arms.
➟ Protect yourself from low temperatures. Try to avoid handling cold objects as well.
➟ Stay physically active. It will keep your body warm, as well as improve blood circulation.
➟ Avoid taking substances that can constrict blood vessels. These include caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine.
➟ Increase the intake of foods such as garlic, ginger, mustard, and chili. They help in keeping the body warm and stimulate blood flow.