Preventive Medicine Chapter 1
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, among the top ten causes of death in Taiwan in 2014, cardiovascular disease and cerebrovascular disease accounted for the second and third respectively. In recent years, media reports have often heard the increase of “sudden death” cases, such as Life is lost due to sudden myocardial infarction or stroke. It is worth noting that the age of occurrence has a downward trend year by year, even young people in their teens and twenties. These messages remind us of one thing: biological age appears to age prematurely.
“Prevention is better than cure”, everyone knows, but how to prevent it? What surprises many people the most when they suffer from a disease is: they usually do not smoke or drink, and they also exercise, so why does it still happen? Have you noticed that the common feature of these diseases is that they are all related to blood vessels. As we all know, blood vessels are the most important channels for supplying oxygen and nutrients to all organs and tissues of the body, and are also an important way to remove cell metabolic waste and carbon dioxide. They are also responsible for the transmission of many endocrine messages. , blockage), and related organs and tissues will gradually develop problems (hypoxia, necrosis). This principle is like the damage of a local road to the outside world, which will lead to the interruption of material delivery in that place.
Vascular aging and poor blood circulation also represent cell aging, tissue aging, skin aging, organ aging, system aging, and body aging. Therefore, our team has made statistics on clinical manifestations of vascular aging and poor blood circulation in the past ten years. At the same time, a series of recuperate microcirculation research projects are also carried out. What is amazing is that when the microcirculation is restored, the original diseases and aging problems are also improved. This also proves that microcirculation is extremely important part in preventive medicine.
Fig（ａ）：Blood circulation spreads all over the body to maintain the normal operation of all parts of the body. Only with good circulation can there be good function and metabolism. Like the water cycle in nature, it plays the role of cleansing, moisturizing, decontamination, and balance. Once it is destroyed, the whole body will be affected.
Fig（ｂ）：Good knee circulation, strong legs, free movement. On the contrary, the knees are sore, prone to edema, severe cases of varicose veins, and intermittent claudication when walking.
Fig（ｃ）：The circulation of the feet is poor, soreness or numbness is prone to occur in cold weather, and the skin is dry, cracked, and desquamated.