Everything About Varicose Veins Problems, Symptoms, Causes & Natur…

My mother was experiencing from varicose veins problems and I know how torturous it was. She used to feel embarrassing because she used to wrap her leg in some cloth, she used to also feel frustrating as she used to be in writhing pain and sometimes already blood used to ooze out from one of the veins. These veins were all bluish purple color, twisted and were all gathered at one place and finally she had to get operated as the oozing blood was unstoppable and the pain was worse. Mostly varicose veins trouble adults above 50 and it is more shared in women.

Do you know what are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, dilated, swollen twisted veins which are overfilled with blood & they usually appear on the legs and feet. They are already called spider veins because they form a web like turn up especially in lower limb, calf and ankle.

There are many reason for the formation of varicose veins & the main reason is physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyle. They are also caused by fatigue, sitting at desk for long hours, long standing at one place, weight bearing activities or long walks. Alongwith some diet habits like eating lot of curds or drinking lassi, eating heavy non-veg foods, junk food, fried food, aerated drinks also cause Varicose veins.

How are varicose veins formed?

The function of the heart is to pump blood into the arteries by the way of filling or relaxing and ejecting or contracting. The aorta in the heart which is connected to the arteries experience pressure 80mmHg during filling and 120mmHg during ejection or contraction. Then the blood flows by vessels then to small & thin walled capillaries where there is exchange of gas with the occurring tissues. After the blood flows by capillaries it moves to the veins and after a series of this course of action it finally flows back to heart. In this course of action blood is transporting oxygen to various organs, tissues & cells.

The valves located along the blood vessels control the blood flow in the desired direction. But if these valves do not function properly then the blood does not go in the proper direction and will not move back to the heart causing dilated, swollen veins. These veins are closer to the surface of the skin surround by muscles which help them deliver blood. When the valves being to weaken these veins are more likely to develop varicose veins.

Varicose veins can be caused in

  1. older people
  2. pregnant ladies
  3. hormonal changes
  4. Excess weight
  5. Genetics
  6. ineffective veins

What are the symptoms of Varicose veins?

  1. Highly visible discoloration of the veins on your legs
  2. Web like collections of the veins
  3. Heaviness, numbness feeling in the legs
  4. harsh pain in the lower legs
  5. Regular muscle cramps, swelling in the legs
  6. In harsh situations blood oozing out of the veins.

Ways for combating Varicose veins

  1. Regular exercise as per your age –
  2. Sleep on your back, lift your leg in the air and bend them at the knees and pedal your leg as if you are cycling.
  3. Sleep on your back, slowly lift your one leg, let it keep in the air for some time so that the blood runs down your leg, Repeat the same procedure with the other leg.
  4. Stand straight, keep your feet slightly apart and slowly raise yourself on your toes, pause for sometime now lower down and repeat the same procedure.
  5. Walking is the best exercise. Daily walk for 230-30 mins.
  6. use compression stocking which might help reduce pain, cramping, swelling etc.

Lifestyle changes:

  1. Loose weight if you are overweight
  2. Avoid standing for extended period.
  3. Walk in-between your work if sitting for long time.
  4. Eat fibrous food, berries, Apples, grapes, cherries
  5. Drink lot of water
  6. Avoid junk food

What are the home remedies on Varicose veins

There are various herbs which can help in the treatment of Varicose veins

  1. Gotukola or Mandukparni: It helps to balance the three doshas of the body and sustain healthy circulation and metabolism.
  2. Turmeric or Cucumin: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory similarities which helps to relieve pain and swelling
  3. Triphala made of Amla, Baheda & Harde: Has all the similarities of these 3 herbs helps in healthy digestion, detoxification. Keep the body light and active
  4. Manjishtha: Has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory similarities. Detoxifies the blood & is used in high pitta conditions and blood vitiation due to Pitta.
  5. Guduchi: Has immune boosting, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic similarities. Helps in relieving pain and healing wound.

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