Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

What are varicose veins?

Veins are blood vessels that return deoxygenated blood from the outer parts of the body back to the heart and lungs. When veins become abnormally thick, full of twists and turns, or enlarged, they are called varicose vein. This happens most commonly in the veins in the legs and thighs.
Varicose veins are veins that are swollen, twisted, and often painful. They are often seen on the legs of older people and of women who are pregnant or who have had many children.


Causes of Varicose veins
The main cause is defective/damaged valves within the veins. These can also cause it:-

Symptoms/Signs of Varicose veins

How to diagnose varicose veins
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Tests
Duplex Ultrasound
Your doctor may recommend duplex ultrasound to check blood flow in your veins and to look for blood clots.
How to Prevent Varicose veins


Treatment for Varicose veins

Varicose veins Home Remedies/Home Cure

Avoid alcohol in take

Antioxidant Substances

The tiny seeds inside grapes contain antioxidant substances, including several types of flavonoids, linoleic acid and vitamin E.
They prevent free radical damage to the walls of the blood vessels. They also promote the formation of collagen, a protein that helps maintain the elasticity of connective tissues and strengthen the walls of the blood vessels. It prevents leakage of fluid from the veins and resultant swelling of the legs.


Applying uniform pressure on the legs with specially designed compression stockings is a tried and tested remedy for varicose veins.

Mud packs

Applying a mudpack to varicose affected legs may help reduce vein enlargement. Significant reduction in pain is often reported after mud pack treatment.

You need a lot of vitamins for your body such vitamins like B12,vitamin B6, folate can benefit people with varicose veins.This you can get mainly from foods like Tuna, salmon, shrimp, chicken, turkey, and egg. Sweet potatoes, potatoes, sunflower seeds, avocados, bananas, broccoli, lentils, and lima beans are also good vegan sources.

Complications of Varicose veins
Complications of varicose veins, though not common, are:
Ulcers: Extremely painful ulcers may lead to varicose veins, particularly near the ankles. Ulcers are caused by long-term fluid buildup in these tissues, caused by increased pressure of blood within affected veins.
Bleeding: Occasionally, veins that are very close to the skin may burst. This usually causes only bleeding.
Blood clots: Occasionally, veins deep within the legs become enlarged. In such cases, the affected leg may swell considerably. Any sudden leg swelling warrants urgent medical attention because it may indicate a blood clot — a condition known medically as thrombophlebitis.