Iahas-Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins


What is Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins, also known as varicoses or varicosities occur when your veins become inflamed, enlarged, and clogged with blood. Varicose veins usually look inflamed and raised up, and have a blue-violet or red color. They are frequently excruciating, generally occurring in the legs, feet, and ankles.

Though they can be unsightly and awkward, varicose veins aren’t serious for the majority of people. In some cases, varicose veins can lead to severe health complications, such as blood clots.

What are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?

The symptoms of Varicose Veins can be painful or painless. If you have painless Varicose Veins you may develop symptoms such as veins that appear bluish or purple and mostly, the veins are twisted and bulging.

In case you are suffering from painful Varicose Veins, you will experience symptoms such as a painful or heavy leg, you may have a burning sensation or throb with swelling in the lower part of your leg. You may also suffer from severe pain after a long time of sitting or standing. Itching and discoloration around the veins are also very common symptoms of Varicose Veins.

What are the Causes of Varicose Veins?

There can be several causes of Varicose Veins. In most cases, Varicose veins are caused by damaged valves. Other than that, there are some factors that may lead to varicose veins, such as, pregnancy, menopause, obesity, family history of varicose veins, old age, standing for a long time, etc

When to see a Doctor?

Most of the time some self-care measures can help your veins to improve. However, in case your condition is getting worse even after trying those self-care measures, you should visit a doctor.

Lifestyle Prevention of Varicose Veins

Preventing Varicose Vein is possible just by following some basic measures. Such as, working out daily, keeping a watch on your weight, maintaining a healthy diet that is high in fiber and low in salt, avoiding high heels, avoiding standing for a long period, etc.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be treated with some Ayurvedic remedies. Some Ayurvedic herbs such as Sariva, Eranda, Manjistha, Gotu Kola, Chirabilva, etc are very effective on Varicose Veins.
  • Manjistha: Manjistha has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a great herb for treating this condition. It also assists in enhancing the flows of the injured veins and blood vessels. Powder made with manjistha stem and root is a time tested remedy for chronic varicose Veins. The paste made with Manjistha powder and honey is also very effective in removing spots and blemishes.
  • Gotu Kola: Conferred with iron, a crucial residue mineral for healthful red blood cell synthesis and carrying in the system, Gotu kola efficiently removes signs and stiffening from blood vessels, to stimulate soft flow and maintain regular blood pressure. Drinking a herbal mixture of Gotu kola leaf juice works out wonderfully in enhancing collagen, elastic creation. Thanks to the copious quantities of triterpenoid antioxidants, which assist to settle blood vessel injury and strengthen core structures of veins.
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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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