The circulatory system is the body’s blood transport system. A circulatory disorder is any disorder or condition that affects the circulatory system. Circulatory disorders can arise from problems with the heart, blood vessels or the blood itself. Disorders of the circulatory system generally result in diminished flow of blood and oxygen supply to the tissues.
Problems of the circulatory system are common and can be serious. There are many causes of circulatory problems. They can be classified into 5 groups: traumatic, compressive, occlusive, tumors/malformations and vasospastic (spasm of the artery, which reduces its diameter and thus its blood flow). Circulatory problems may occur more commonly in individuals with certain diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, or kidney failure, or in dialysis patients. Occupational exposure (vibrating tools, cold) can be a factor, and smoking also can aggravate and cause circulatory disease.
It is generally caused by external injury like Penetrating trauma such as a knife wound, blunt injury. Immediate reconstruction is usually necessary if blood flow has stopped. Other injuries may not be as severe, since there may be a variety of different arteries that can continue to provide blood flow to the area.
An aneurysm is a localized weakness of the vessel wall that results in an isolated expansion of the vessel, like a balloon popping up. Usually these present as a soft painless mass over the vessel. It may cause cold intolerance, pain or numbness as they enlarge, and can occasionally cause gangrene.
When an abnormal connection exists between the veins and arteries, excess blood is shunted through these small vessels, which may cause pain, sweating in the area, heaviness, increased temperature and hair growth, and spontaneous bleeding.
Raynaud’s phenomenon/disease describes a condition in which the arteries in the fingers go into spasm, depriving the finger of blood flow. The fingers typically change color, going from white to blue, then red as the spasm resolves and blood flow returns. It often occurs when the hand is exposed to cold or tobacco.
What Can you Expect
Trauma – Immediate medical attention is required.
Aneurysms – For gangrene ayurveda have an upper hand and save patient from amputation.
Vascular malformations – Medical expert opinion is required.
Raynaud’s – Ayurveda manages this condition by following line of treatment of Koth wherein the obstruction is removed by medicines and the wound care is done.