A healthy blood circulatory system, also known as the cardiovascular system, is vital to one’s well-being. This system consists of the heart, arteries, veins and capillaries which transport oxygenated blood and nutrients to all parts of the body.
To attain cardiovascular well-being, External Counterpulsation (ECP) treatment is administered through three pairs of external inflatable cuffs that are applied around the lower legs, upper legs, and buttocks. These cuffs continuously inflate and deflate between the resting period of the heartbeat and increase blood flow to the heart. With ECP enhancing your blood circulatory system, heart-related problems can be avoided.
Chest pain, also known as angina, can be relieved with ECP. The heart muscle is able to acquire sufficient blood flow which directly translates to adequate oxygen levels. With low oxygen levels in the heart, the heart still may be able to function. However, you may experience angina (chest pain) whenever you carry out vigorous activities that demand a higher amount of oxygen as your heart is being exerted.
A common cardiovascular condition such as high blood pressure can also be avoided using ECP as the inflatable cuffs that inflate and deflate help with regulating blood flow which regulates blood pressure. High blood pressure shouldn’t be taken lightly as it can eventually damage your heart, blood vessels, and organs.
In addition, ECP can also help prevent a heart attack as well as stroke. A heart attack often occurs when the oxygen demand exceeds oxygen supply. However, ECP increases blood flow to the heart to boost oxygen supply and therefore reduces the risk of getting a heart attack. Likewise, ECP aids in supplying oxygen through the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain to lower your risk of having a stroke.
Understanding the risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases is an important step to take to prevent yourself, or your loved ones, from becoming a statistic of the disease. To learn more about the many benefits and uses of ECP Treatment, contact us here.