What are Varicose Veins?
The body has two kinds of blood vessels in the circulatory system. Arteries are one kind. Their job is to deliver blood away from the heart, into the rest of the body. Veins on the other hand deliver blood to the heart. Veins however, do not rely on the heart’s pumping mechanism to move the blood. Veins rely on the contraction and relaxation of the muscles in the surrounding veins to pump blood through.
To help this along, the veins have a series of valves going one direction, to the heart. When one of these valves malfunctions or the wall of the vein is compromised blood starts to pool in the vein, and can not flow properly. This causes the veins to stretch and grow to accommodate the pooled blood. When the veins start to become enlarges and weakened like this, they become varicose veins.
Who Gets Varicose Veins?
Approximately fifty percent of middle aged Americans have varicose veins on some part of their body. People at any age, race, and sex can develop varicose veins depending of their genetics, and their lifestyle. Varicose veins usually appear on the legs. Common areas are thighs, and the back of calves.
What are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?
Enlarges, and swollen veins which usually appear purplish blue. You may experience bruising in the affected areas, as well as itchy skin near the varicose vein. The sensation of heavy, and fatigued legs is also a common symptom of varicose veins.
What are the Root Causes of Varicose Veins?
Some of the root causes or varicose veins can stem from a genetic predisposition, a hormonal imbalance, and liver disease. Standing for long periods of time, inactivity, obesity, as well as nutritional deficiencies, and a diet low in fiber, and high in fatty refined foods are root causes of varicose veins.
Varicose veins natural treatment:
Eat a diet high in fiber, and fresh organic produce. Constipation causes straining which can put a great deal of pressure on the lower half of your body. Add garlic, onions, peppers, and ginger to your diet, these foods help to increase circulation. Limit the amounts of saturated fats, and refined food, these foods slow down your circulation.
Daily exercise is an essential part to treating varicose veins naturally. Walking, biking or swimming are great to help increase the flow of blood. Also, you should rest and elevate your legs few times a day to relive swelling and pain.
Another very simple and very effective treatment for varicose veins is tomatoes. Get 3-4 tomatoes, wash them and slice them about a quarter inch each and put them on your effected areas, on your varicose veins. They go directly on your skin. Wrap them them in bandage or any cloth that will keep them there for few minutes. The juice should not be absorbed by the wrapping. When you start feeling a stinging sensation for 3-4 minutes its time to remove the wrapping. Wash the effected area. Repeat this process once a day for a week. Tomatoes contain a substance that reduces pressure on the vessels and also acts as a diuretic. One more benefit of the amazing tomato.
In addition to the above diet modifications and exercise, you should take the following supplements to complete the varicose veins natural treatment:
Vein Health contains the best 5 herbs that together synergistically work to sooth the infected area and give your body the nutrients it needs to heal itself. It is organic, non GMO and a Gluten Free.
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*Please check with your doctor before taking any supplements, and also read the warning labels on each product, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Also read the labels carefully when giving your child any natural supplement, to ensure that it is safe to give a child.