Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Varicose veins and Homeopathy, Homeopathic medicines

The faster you treat them better are the results
Courtesy: Dr. Anish Vaknalli

Varicose veins are enlarged, tortuous veins commonly seen in the legs and feet. For some varicose veins may be simply of cosmetic concerns, while for others it may cause agonizing pain, swelling and discomfort especially after sitting or standing for long. 

Varicose veins are treatable with homeopathic medicines. It is especially recommended in its initial stages to prevent its progression as well as in its later stages to relieve associated symptoms such as pain, heaviness, swelling, itching and complications such as varicose ulcers. Chronic and severely enlarged varicose veins cannot be reversed and needs surgical intervention. However, if treated timely most cases can be prevented from reaching this stage and surgery avoidable.

Homeopathic Approach
Dr. Vaknallis preferential treatment method includes two types of homeopathic remedies with different sphere of actions.

Remedies which work on the vein walls: These remedies work at relieving stagnation of blood and aid in its recirculation by improving the elasticity of the veins walls. They help to relieve congestion in the peripheral veins and are predominantly the main remedies used. They also help is easing off the pressure, pain and swelling in the enlarged veins and indirectly aid in curing stasis eczema (eczema in the lower limb due to accumulation of blood) and varicose ulcers, a complication due to fluid buildup in the skin tissue.

Remedies which work on improving valve tone and muscle contraction: Along side he also includes the use of certain remedies capable of improving tone of the venous valves and muscle contraction which helps in pumping blood upwards and towards the heart. Lack of muscle tone and elasticity of the vein are the foremost reasons for developing varicose veins.

Recommended Self-care tips

It is imperative to follow some simple lifestyle changes which can aid in preventing and relieving symptoms of varicose veins and improve recirculation. They are
  • Avoid prolonged periods of standing or sitting which can increase venous stagnation
  • While lying down elevating your legs using a few pillows helps eases swelling
  • Loosing weight and exercising regularly improves muscle tone and eases blood stagnation
  • Avoid tight clothing around your waist and legs which impedes circulation
  • Wear low-heel shoes which promote contraction of your calves as compared to high-heels
  • Use compression stockings during the day which help in squeezing your leg muscles, aiding recirculation

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