Natural Solution for Varicose Veins
A varicose vein is a condition in which the blood vessels of the legs become dilated and tortuous. They are enlarged, twisted veins and, although they can happen anywhere in the body, they are more common in the legs.
What causes varicose veins?
- Varicose veins are caused by increased blood pressure in the vein near the surface of the skin - namely superficial.
- The blood moves towards the heart by one-way valves in the veins but when the valves become weakened or damaged, blood can collect in those veins, causing them to become enlarged.
- When you sit or stand for long periods, this can cause blood to pool in the leg veins, increasing the pressure within the veins which can then stretch from the increased pressure. Unfortunately, this may weaken the walls of the veins and damage the valves.
Does pregnancy play a part in the development of varicose veins?
Varicose veins are common during pregnancy.
There are three main reasons for this:
- As the baby grows, the uterus gets larger and presses on the veins that return blood from the legs to the heart.
- Changing pregnancy hormones make the walls of the veins softer and more likely to bulge.
- In addition, a previous pregnancy and increasing age can also make it more likely to develop varicose veins. They tend to be hereditary so if your mother had them during pregnancy, you are more likely to have them too.
How can you tackle the problem of varicose veins?
- Top of the list has to be avoiding prolonged periods of sitting or standing. This is because it makes it more difficult for your blood to travel in the leg veins - against gravity - causing pressure in your veins to rise and leading to blood pooling around the ankles and the feet and calves becoming swollen and achy. Hemorrhoids can also be another side effect of sitting for too long.
- Varicose veins can be eased by crepe bandaging. A crepe bandage on the legs while standing or walking can be helpful. The compression exerted by the stockings or bandage assists in upward flow of blood and also prevents augmentation of varicosity.
- Cold compresses are very beneficial in varicose veins, helping to shrink the blood vessels, and encourage the blood back up to the heart.
- Moving around will decrease the venous pressure and improve your blood circulation and an important tip to remember if you have to sit behind a desk is to do small exercises regularly - examples are peddling your feet, stretching your ankles and bending your knees.
- Elevate your legs several times a day - for some fifteen minutes at a time.
- Another suggestion is to wear compression hosiery. These socks or stockings can help to keep the vein valves in the correct position, making it easier for the veins to function properly while reducing blood pooling, swelling and pain. They can also help in reducing night cramps.
- Living a healthy lifestyle will go a long way to prevent any further damage to the veins. Losing weight; eating a healthy diet with complex carbohydrates, protein and good fats as well as foods high in fiber and potassium; and drinking plenty of water.
- Regular walking and other forms of exercise. Walking is the most beneficial exercise to prevent varicose veins but taking up yoga is another good suggestion, helping to stretch and tone the deepest muscles in your calves and hamstrings. Those deep muscles can be effective in helping the vein valves to work. Cycling and swimming are also beneficial.
Dealing with varicose veins using a natural product
H-Varicose Veins Formula is specially formulated for safe and effective relief, penetrating deep into skin tissue to rapidly reduce venous congestion and discomfort. Applied topically around and above varicose veins, the formula will start working immediately. The formula can easily be applied with a cotton swab or with your finger. As the formula is concentrated, only a few drops are necessary
While complete results will differ from person to person, the formula will typically alleviate the discomfort caused by the swelling right away. Complete results can take a few weeks as the symptoms will be reduced slowly each day and continue to improve. The formula is extremely effective with consistent applications and patience.
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