Microcirculation

The human body has about five liters of blood circulating through its circulatory system, providing nutrients and oxygen to every part of the body. The circulatory system in the body is divided into two groups, macro and microcirculation. Most people are familiar with macrocirculation which is the large arteries and veins in the body that send blood to the major organs. When the blood flows back to the heart, it is carrying the waste products along with carbon dioxide for excretion purposes.

However, there is also the microcirculatory system that provides an equally valuable service to the body by addressing the smaller areas. The large arteries that begin with the aorta that flows from the heart break off into smaller arteries that are called arterioles and then into smaller versions called capillaries. The capillaries are the smallest blood vessels in the body and they bring oxygen along with other nutrients to all the tissues and even single cells. It is there that the microcirculation system is found.

Microcirculation

Basically, this is a network of blood vessels that exist between the arterioles and venules which includes the capillaries. The definition can be narrowed down to the relationship of the blood flow and the individual cell that is supplied with the oxygen and the nutrients from the blood. The microcirculation system is a sub-system of the larger, microcirculation network. However, it does create in some ways its own system within the body itself.

The better and more efficient the microcirculation system works in delivering blood to the individual cells, the better you will feel and the health of the body improves as well. There are several benefits to having an efficient microcirculation system in the body.

  • Better cell function
  • Improved organ function
  • Greater flow of oxygen and nutrients to all the body
  • A person feels better and is healthier as a result

In addition to the benefits, interruptions in the microcirculation system may warn of potential health issues down the road. Cells that are near the skin which are not receiving an adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients will show signs of decay. When caught early, the issues that are affecting the microcirculation system can help address larger issues that are affecting the body.

Healing

The microcirculation system plays an important role in the healing of the skin and individual cells in the body. The blood flow through the capillaries helps the body to heal from bruises, injuries, infections, and other ailments that affect the individual cells. Cuts or bruises that you see on the surface of the skin are addressed by the microcirculation system.

The health and well-being of the microcirculation system can be maintained through exercise and consuming a healthy diet that keeps off the excess fat. This allows the system to work at peak efficiency in supporting the smallest cells of the body.