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Varicose

By Aneron Kepasil

Varicose and spider veins are common medical complaints that result when blood flow from outlying parts of the body back to the heart becomes compromised. Veins in the leg are the most commonly affected, particularly on the back of the calf. These veins contain a series of leaflet valves that allow only upward blood movement. Transport of blood up the leg to the heart proceeds via ladder-like steps through this series of valves. Varicose and spider veins result when vein walls develop poor tone, causing valve malfunction. Blood then stalls out on its upward journey and may even move down the leg. Valve malfunction in smaller vessels produces spider veins. In larger ones, varicose veins result. The characteristic color of varicose and spider veins, observable only for veins near the surface, derives from the bluish-red tint of oxygen-depleted venous blood.

Fortunately, there are natural remedies for improving spider veins. Some of these are herbal products such as horse chestnut, butcher’s broom, and ginkgo biloba that may be taken in pill form. A cloth soaked in witch hazel or apple cider vinegar and pressed onto the legs reduces swelling and discomfort. This is because both act as astringents to tighten the blood vessels closest to the skin’s surface. Spider veins also respond to exercise. Calf raises, swimming, walking, and cycling all assist the blood back to the heart, thereby reducing excess pooling in the veins.

Spider veins occur in both men and women, however they occur more frequently in women than men. They are more commonly found on the thighs and legs of women, while men, especially those who work for long periods of time outdoors exposed to sun, develop spider veins on the face and nose areas.

Some holistic doctors suggest increasing your intake of bioflavenoids, an ingredient found just below the surface of most citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits. Bioflavenoids strengthen capillary and vein walls which when they get weak are one of the main causes of spider veins.
Other doctors of natural healing suggest that exercises that tone the legs, such as laying on the back and raising the legs are effective. The theory behind this is that the blood drains from the spidered veins thus relieving pressure and reducing swelling. These exercises are not only good for battling spider veins but are also great for overall circulation.

Natural treatments that contain high levels of anthocyanidins and anti-oxidants will help strengthen the smaller blood capillaries in the body. The bilberry plant is one form of varicose vein treatment . So, if you choose this strange looking plant as your varicose vein treatment , be advised that bilberry can bring on skin rashes, stomach aches, and drowsiness. Be advised that over use of bilberry as a tea or otherwise can have serious consequences.

Whatever mode of action you choose to take wheather it be varicose vein surgery, compression stalkings, or Venovil supplements see a physician first and make sure you’re making the right decision for your condition.

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