Varicose veins is a condition in which the veins become enlarged or dilated or thickened, thus affecting the circulation of the blood within the body.
Symptoms of varicose veins including swelling along the course of the vein accompanied with muscular cramps, tiredness in legs and behind the knees. In some cases, the blood flow might reverse when the individual is in upright position resulting accumulation of veinous blood being collected in the lower part of the leg. In such cases the skin becomes purplish and pigmented and this is known as varicose eczema or varicose ulcers. It causes severe pain and distress.
Causes of varicose veins are:
- Sluggish circulation of blood due to constipation, dietetic errors, lack of exercise, smoking, standing for long periods and wearing tight clothes.
- Pregnancy may also cause varicose veins because of the increased pressure on the pelvis and abdomen which shows down the blood flow.
- Obesity is another factor that cause this condition.
Home remedies to cure varicose veins include:
- Marigold herb applied externally on the varicose ulcers helps heal the ulcer and yields extremely good results.
- Raw juices of carrot along with spinach taken in ratio 3:2 are considered very helpful.
- Vitamin E and C are also very effective in treating this disease. Patients are recommended to consume upto 3,000mg Vitamin C and 600 to 1,200mg Vitamin E daily to relieve the pain and cramps in the leg.
Veins are thin-walled vessels through which the impure blood is carried back to the heart. They usually have valves which regulate the flow of blood towards the heart. Varicose veins are a condition in which veins become enlarged, dilated, or thickened.
Diet would include consumption of fruit juices for four to five days, warm water enema to cleanse the bowel, all fruit diet. Maintain a balance diet by consuming more of vegetables, fresh fruits, grains, nuts etc. Avoid alcoholic drinks, coffee, strong tea, white flour products and white sugar.
Hot and cold hip bath is very helpful and should be taken daily. Cold water should be sprayed or a cold pack should be applied on the affected area. Mudpack applied at night is also beneficial. Epsom salt bath is valuable and should be taken twice in a week. Sun bathing, breathing exercise and yoga postures will help relax muscles and soothen blood circulation.