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Treatment of Varicose Veins

Updated on May 12, 2011
Pravin Vaghani
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Varicose Vein
Varicose Vein | Source
Varicose Veins
Varicose Veins
Reclining Chair with Folding Footrest
Reclining Chair with Folding Footrest | Source
Reclining Chair with Folding Footrest
Reclining Chair with Folding Footrest | Source
Putting Feet Up
Putting Feet Up | Source

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Varicose Veins

These appear mainly in the leg area of the people who spend a major part of their day standing upright in one place. The muscles of the legs have to push against gravity the blood being returned to the heart through veins. When the person is moving around the muscles are being flexed and it becomes easier to do this task. However, when the person stands too long or sits in a chair without much movement this task is difficult to perform.

Therefore this happens more to the housewives who spend most of their time at home, standing while cooking or sitting on chair or in sofa. In the East, where the ladies sit down on floor while cooking, cleaning utensils, washing cloths or otherwise, there is less of a problem of varicose veins.

Natural Therapy

Quite often in a conversation a person would say, ‘I am tired. I think I will sit down and put my feet up.’ This is a message generated by the mind which constantly looks after the health and proper functioning of the body.(refer to my hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Mind-Looks-After-Body)

This is really the perfectly natural method of preventing the development of the varicose vein or a treatment after they are formed.

Persons sitting on the floor often stretch their legs in front. In India where sitting on the floor is quite common, people often stretch their legs in front giving them much needed relaxation and exercise.  In old fashion way, there was a small footstool in front of a sofa on which the legs were rested, thus automatically lifting the feet up.Now to make it  easier and more comfortable, sofa chairs are available which have a folding foot rest. People with the problem of the varicose veins must avail of the use of this comfortable chair. Even if you do not have the vein problem now, regular use of this chair with foot rest will prevent the development of varicose veins thus avoiding the pain and expensive treatment in the future.

These days, if a doctor is consulted at the first sign of development of a varicose vein, the advice being given is to ‘put the feet up’ while sitting or even sleeping in the bed.

From Wikipedia

About Varicose veins the following information is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and tortuous. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg,[1] although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. Veins have leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards (retrograde). Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood to the heart, against the effects of gravity. When veins become varicose, the leaflets of the valves no longer meet properly, and the valves do not work. This allows blood to flow backwards and they enlarge even more. Varicose veins are most common in the superficial veins of the legs, which are subject to high pressure when standing. Besides cosmetic problems, varicose veins are often painful, especially when standing or walking. They often itch, and scratching them can cause ulcers. Serious complications are rare. Non-surgical treatments include sclerotherapy, elastic stockings, elevating the legs, and exercise. The traditional surgical treatment has been vein stripping to remove the affected veins. Newer, less invasive treatments which seal the main leaking vein on the thigh are available. Alternative techniques, such as ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser treatment, are available as well. Because most of the blood in the legs is returned by the deep veins, the superficial veins, which return only about 10 per cent of the total blood of the legs, can usually be removed or ablated without serious harm.[2][3] Varicose veins are distinguished from reticular veins (blue veins) and telangiectasias (spider veins), which also involve valvular insufficiency,[4] by the size and location of the veins. Many patients who suffer with varicose veins seek out the assistance of physicians who specialize in vein care. These physicians are called phlebologists.

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