Varicose Veins Symptoms And Causes And Risk And Natural Treatment Of Varicose Veins
Dr.Charles • onHealth & Beauty 8 years ago • 4 min read

Varicose veins refer to the condition in which the veins of the legs become varicosed, i.e. they appear swollen and bulging and can be made out from the outside. Varicose veins may be dark in color or may retain their original color. They are always painful. In case of prolonged varicose veins, there could be skin peeling and skin ulcers in certain affected parts of the legs.

Causes of Varicose Veins

  1. Sluggish circulation of blood due to Constipation, Dietetic errors, Lack of exercise, Smoking

  2. Long-standing periods

  3. Wearing tight-fit clothing

  1. Pregnancy

  2. Obesity

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

  1. Aching or discomfort in the legs

  2. Burning sensation

  3. Itching on the legs

  4. Swelling of the ankles

  5. Muscular cramps

  6. Feeling of tiredness

  7. Purplish and pigmented skin

  8. Severe pain

Risk Factors for Varicose Veins

There are several risk factors for varicose veins. Aging can cause wear on the veins over time and cause the valves in the veins to malfunction. Genetics can also be a risk factor. If you have members that have or had varicose veins there is a better chance that you too will end up with varicose veins. An over weight person forces their legs to carry a larger amount of weight, which causes more pressure on their legs and causes varicose veins. Being in the same position for long periods of time can cause varicose veins, since blood does not flow well when the body is in the same position for long periods of time. Lastly women are more at risk for varicose veins than men. Hormone changes in women during pregnancy, menstruation and menopause causes a vein walls to relax. Taking birth control pills or hormone supplements can also cause varicose veins since they cause a change in the normal hormone levels in the body. Treatment of varicose veins:

  1. In milder cases wearing of stockings gives relief from the varicose veins. The stockings compress the veins and prevent stasis of blood in the veins.

  2. In severe cases surgery is done to excise the superficial veins to control.

  3. In bad cases early treatment should be done to prevent complications.

  4. Vitamin C and E should be taken by people suffering with varicose veins to strengthen the veins.

Prevention of formation of varicose veins:

  1. Varicose veins can be prevented if some of the following measures are taken.

  2. Avoid continuous sitting or standing.

  3. Resting of the leg by keeping on a stool while working for long times helps to prevent accumulation of blood in the veins.

  4. Avoid crossing of legs.

  5. Prevent constipation by taking fibrous food, fruits and green vegetables.

Home Remedies for Varicose Veins

  1. Apply cider vinegar to the varicose veins in the morning and evening till the veins starts shrinking. This is a good home remedy for varicose veins.

  2. Apply vitamin E oil or witch hazel tea to the affected areas. This is a good home remedy for varicose veins.

  3. Natural remedy for varicose veins - Raw vegetable juices especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice has been proved beneficial. It should be taken in a proportion of 300 ml carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice.

  4. A hot Epsom salt bath is also effective and should be taken twice a week. this is one of the best varicose veins cure.

  5. Massage oil of rosemary gently into an affected parts. This is also one of the good home remedies for varicose veins

  6. A mudpack can be applied over the area at night and can be left till morning.

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  • Guest 8 years ago
    I wanted to thank you for this great read! Thanks for giving Home Remedies for Varicose Veins.