What You Need to Know About Having Ruptured Varicose Vein in Leg


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A ruptured varicose vein can be a serious medical emergency that can put a patient at risk of death as a result of clotting that causes Deep Vein Thrombosis or blood loss.

The risk of this unfortunate complication of varicose veins is increased as we age, due to the fact that our skins get thinner so relatively minor bangs and scratches can result in a rupture because of the site of varicose veins close to the surface of the skin.

Ruptures can also occur spontaneously due to veins being overstretched as a result of excess pressure because of obesity or high blood pressure, or some other condition that cause the vein cell structure to weaken to the extent that the vein walls fail. In contrast to a normal vein, the pressure inside a varicose vein is much higher than is usual, so the risk of a serious, life threatening bleed is significantly higher.

This is particularly bad for people who are frail or and have an underlying medical condition so being aware of the dangers can be very useful should the need arise.

When a ruptured varicose vein occurs, there are some essential first aid tips that can prevent more severe consequences like bleeding out occurring:

  • Apply pressure to the affected area to help the bleeding to stop, if possible, also try to ensure that the wound is properly cleaned in order to prevent secondary infections.
  • Applying a cold compress can also be a way of assisting the clotting process.
  • Lie down, raising the affected limb above heart level to help to reduce the pressure on the breached vein and in order to help clotting to start.
  • If the patient takes blood thinning medications such as Wafarin and Aspirin, ensure that they get immediate medical attention as they are at much higher risk than a healthy person of bleeding to death.
  • If the bleeding cannot be controlled, ensure that you call for an ambulance or attend your local accident and emergency department as a matter of urgency.
  • If the patient suffers from varicose ulceration, it is also recommended that immediate medical attention is sought due to the advanced nature of their vascular problems.

It is probably best to advise anyone who has experienced a ruptured varicose vein that they consult their doctor to ensure that there are no complications that have arisen unawares even if you have been successful in bringing the bleeding to a stop.

It is also prudent to consult a doctor to determine whether surgery is required due to the increased risk of complications from unstable veins, especially if they also suffer from some other type of arterial condition like peripheral vascular disease.

This is due to the fact that in order to preserve overall physical health, mobility needs to be maintained in order to ensure a reasonable quality of life. The unfortunate outlook is that, left untreated, there is a strong chance that varicose veins can develop some serious complications so when they appear, it is a person’s best interests as a patient to follow some simple techniques to ensure that they do not get worse.

Watch this video about what you need to know about having ruptured varicose vein in leg – My Varicose Vein Story – All Your Questions Answered!

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

Revealing Here the Varicose Vein Treatment & Removal Surgery Costs


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Varicose vein surgery costs can vary widely depending on where you plan to have the surgery done, the procedure that you choose to have and the expertise of the person undertaking the surgery or treatment.

If you are considering varicose vein surgery, be sure to seek recommendations and do your research as it is vital that you ensure that you get the best possible care.

This is particularly pertinent when you consider that bad surgical practice and bad aftercare can lead to serious illness through infection or blood clots and even, on very rare occasions, death.

If resident in the United Kingdom and you are seriously affected by the condition, there is a possibility of free treatment on the NHS, however this is only available when the patient is experiencing severe pain, is likely to have major complications as a result of veins bursting or bleeding or has developed serious skin conditions like ulcers or venous eczema that are symptomatic of serious venous insufficiency.

As more minor operations for varicose veins are considered to be cosmetic procedures, a number of private medical practices offer many of the most common treatments for varicose veins that do not involve overnight stays in a hospital environment. The relative complexity as well as new techniques that have yet to become routine can determine how expensive the treatment will be.

Due to the level of surgical skill involved, the treatment known as Phlebectomy or Ambulatory Phlebectomy (It is referred to as Ambulatory because part of the recovery process requires that the patient actually walks around and can walk out of the place where the surgery is performed) is the often the most expensive option at an average cost of around £1000 or $900 per treatment.

While at first glance, this looks quite expensive for one treatment, many patients prefer this as an option because it deals with the afflicted vein in one go and does not potentially require repeat treatments in the way that Endovenous Laser Treatment and Sclerotherapy often do.

The technique involves making a number of tiny incisions along the length of the affected vein and removing it in its entirety. The major downside with Phlebectomy as a treatment is that it is recommended that the patient does not return to work immediately afterwards to give a reasonable opportunity for recovery in contrast to other treatments.

Endovenous Laser Therapy is marginally less expensive than Phlebectomy, however due to its relative newness as a treatment for varicose veins, it is still relatively expensive and also may require more than one treatment. It is less invasive than Phlebectomy with less trauma around the treatment site afterwards however it is not always suitable for more badly affected varicose veins.

This procedure costs somewhere in the region of $500 or £450 per treatment, and this cost can significantly increase if your veins are more complex to treat requiring multiple treatments.

An alternative is Sclerotherapy which is a cheap and well established treatment for minor varicose veins that involves the injection of a chemical in either liquid or foam form into the affected veins which causes them to scar and closes.

On average this costs around $250/£150 per hour session however there is often a need to have repeat treatments and there is no guarantee that the varicose veins will not return at some later point.

Watch this video – Varicose Vein Clinic Cost Comparisons

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

Varicose Vein Lotion for Treating Non-Problematic Varicose Veins


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If you happen to be a varicose vein sufferer, no doubt you will be keen to find out if there are any useful non-surgical, non-invasive ways of treating the condition, and using a varicose vein lotion is a good place to start. This is especially true if you currently have only minor problems.

While not an out and out cure for the condition, many of the creams and lotions on the market can be an excellent accompaniment to treatments such as sclerotherapy and Endovenous Laser treatment, because they often contain some powerful ingredients that have been clinically proven to improve both the appearance of, and the sometimes distressing symptoms of varicose veins.

As spider veins and varicose veins are similar conditions, these lotions can provide an effective weapon against reappearance after another type of treatment. However, it does need to be noted that topical treatments like creams and lotions tend to have a slower, more cumulative effect so they will need to be applied over a period of time before positive effects become visible.

It is recommended that if your veins are having a negative impact on your mobility or you are experiencing skin problems due to poor circulation, it is advisable to consult a doctor. It could mean that, because the condition is at that stage, surgical intervention may be a better option.

If you are interested in trying a varicose vein lotion type of treatment, it is worth looking out for a number of ingredients that have strong evidence to support their effectiveness.

Witch Hazel is a prime example. This powerful astringent can be applied to the affected area to counter swelling and prominence of varicose veins, and because the active ingredient is delivered in lotion form, this can attenuate this extracts tendency to act as a skin irritant in sensitive users.

Extract of Horse Chestnut, which can either be taken as a dietary supplement or delivered in a cream or lotion can be a very potent way of treating varicose veins as the active ingredient blocks the enzymes that cause the venous walls to break down, thus preserving their integrity, as well as helping to reduce the conditions associated pain.

It is best to ensure that you use this treatment lotion exactly as instructed as Horse Chestnut can be toxic if too much of it is ingested, and this may not be suitable for candidates who are already taking Warfarin and Aspirin to thin the blood.

Most commonly used as a treatment for bruises and strains, Arnica is also a very effective ingredient to look out for when researching and purchasing varicose vein lotions.

Because the active ingredient in Arnica causes the capillaries near the surface of the skin to dilate, it promotes more rapid healing than would occur normally, and the same healing effect can be seen when treating varicose veins as it acts as an anti-inflammatory and the vasodilation action makes it easier for damaged cells to be carried away from the affected area, as well as being effective in improving the circulation in the area where the lotion is rubbed in.

Watch this video – My Varicose Vein Story – All Your Questions Answered!

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

How Varicose Vein Stripping Works for Large Painful Varicose Veins?


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Varicose vein stripping (also known as Ligation and Stripping) is a common surgical intervention available to people who are experiencing particularly large or painful varicose veins

It is also suggested for situations where the lack of circulation in the affected limb is reducing the patients’ quality of life. This procedure does, in most circumstances, involve a general anaesthetic however this is unlikely to involve an overnight stay unless surgery is performed on both legs.

The decision about whether the patient actually needs to stay in hospital is made on the basis of their all-round physical health.  Ligation and stripping involves tying off the affected vein which is then stripped out which means that the other veins in the legs take on the responsibility for carrying the blood around the body.

There are a number of circumstances where a patient would be likely to be considered as a good surgical candidate for this operation in addition to those mentioned above. The common theme when discussing the complications of varicose veins are the problems that come about as a result of venous insufficiency.

Put simply, when your blood does not circulate properly, the blood is not oxygenated or cleaned properly which effectively means that there can be gradual oxygen starvation to the extremities that can result in some very unpleasant complications.

Ulcers and sores can form in the ankle area, (known as Venous ulcers) that develop when there is excessive pressure in the lower leg veins that causes them to leak fluid which eventually can cause the skin to break down to develop ulcers.  These ulcers often prove difficult to heal and that can act as a potential site of infection.

The other skin conditions that are complications associated with varicose veins are Lipodermatosclerosis and Varicose Eczema. Lipodermatosclerosis causes the skin on the affected limb to tighten up, dry out and darken in colour whereas Varicose Eczema causes the skin to go red, flaky and itchy.

The operation itself is relatively simple and this involves minimal trauma as it only requires two small 5 cm incisions, one at the groin and one at the ankle or knee. The affected vein is tied off and sealed at the groin area which allows the affected vein to be removed via the incision at the ankle. This is achieved by putting a very fine flexible wire through the affected vein and carefully pulling it out of the leg.

Watch this video about how varicose vein stripping works for large painful varicose veins – How varicose vein ligation and stripping is carried out

Although this is a relatively simple procedure, there is likely to be noticeable bruising, soreness and wound leaking/bleeding around the incision immediately afterwards.

On average there will be a need to take between one to three weeks off work in order to ensure a full recovery, quite apart from the fact that the wearing of compression bandages is a critical part of the recovery process in order to prevent blood clots.

There is also a minor risk of deep vein thrombosis or nerve damage from the surgery however this is the kind of risk that accompanies most surgeries.

Watch this video – Complications of Vein Stripping and Ligation

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

Varicose Vein Treatment Options to Stop Varicose Veins Now


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If you are a varicose vein sufferer, there is a bewildering array of potential treatments available. In the UK, some surgeries and treatments can be funded by the NHS, however as this is considered to be more of a cosmetic problem rather than a serious medical one, it is often dependent on what can be dealt with under the terms of any medical insurance that you hold.

Compression Stockings are the traditional way of treating varicose veins and work by compressing your legs to help to improve the circulation. The compressing action is particularly noticeable at the ankles and become looser the further up the leg you go.

The reason for the tightness at the ankles is to prevent the pooling that occurs as a result of the vein valve failure and to encourage the blood to move back towards the heart.

While this treatment can greatly improve your physical comfort there have been mixed results in clinical trials with regard to their ability to actively prevent varicose veins from forming, however this could be due to the fact that many people are unwilling to wear them as they can be uncomfortable and are not the most stylish leg wear.

All of the following out-patient and surgical treatments work according to the same basic principle – when a superficial vein is shut off, the blood supply reroutes to make up of the absence of the damaged and now blocked vein.

Sclerotherapy & Foam Sclerotherapy is the injection of a liquid or foam into a vein that promotes the scarring of and eventual closure of the affected. The veins are located and mapped using a technique known as Doppler Ultra Sound.

The technique also helps to ensure that the sclerotherapy is not going to make the veins being treated worse by injecting into the wrong area. This is a relatively quick and painless procedure that can be done as an out-patient, allowing you to return to work immediately after the treatment.

One of the most radical surgical interventions for varicose veins is Ligation and Stripping. While this cannot be described as major surgery, several weeks’ absence from work may be required to recover to give your legs the opportunity to heal properly. Two small incisions (2 inch/5 centimeter are made, one at the groin and one at the ankle or knee, exposing the affected vein.

This vein is then tied off, cut and stripped from inside the leg. A very thin needle is threaded through the vein to do this. This technique is chiefly used when varicose veins are having a serious effect on mobility, are causing significant pain or have had a rupture or bleed that has rendered the vein unstable.

There are also some newer techniques available however to a certain extent the jury is still out regarding their long term effectiveness.

Radiofrequency Ablation uses heat generated by using radiofrequencies to heat a tiny catheter placed in the affected part of the leg to cause the vein to collapse and close, working like cauterisation to seal the vein shut.

This works quite effectively but the treatment itself can result in some minor and temporary burning to the skin and a sensation of pins and needles.

Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) also uses a catheter to assist in the process of sealing off the varicose vein, however in this instance, the catheter is used to feed a tiny laser through to position it near the very top of the vein. Effectively working down the vein, the laser fires, causing it to seal and is drawn through, closing the vein as it goes.

This is a relatively new technique which is not available everywhere at the moment. It also can be quite expensive but on the positive side has had some excellent patient feedback as a result of limited side effects and short recovery times.

Phlebectomy is another technique that can be used however this technique is more likely to be used on spider veins and very minor varicose veins.

Tiny incisions are made (too small to require stitches) through which the affected vein is sealed off and removed. This is often the preferred method of vein removal as there is significantly less trauma to the patient and the recovery is also significantly better than with ligation and stripping.

To learn about other varicose vein treatment options, watch this video – Treatments for Varicose veins: symptoms, causes, life style, treatment options, prevention

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

Facial Veins Treatments – Facial Spider Veins & Varicose Veins Removal


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Facial varicose veins are a cosmetic nightmare for sufferers and can be difficult to cope with, as in contrast to varicose veins elsewhere, these cannot be covered up with clothing.

Even spider veins and thread veins can be covered with special high density make up, however the problem with facial varicose veins is that they present as a bump on the skin.

Unfortunately, this type of varicose vein seems to mainly affect post-menopausal women and facial varicose veins generally develop as a consequence of the aging process. That said, they can also develop as a result of physical trauma, skin damage due to working outside and sun damage, a family history of varicose veins and the use of steroids, all things that it can be quite difficult to avoid.

While make-up may provide a temporary solution to the problem, there are a couple of medical techniques that are used for varicose veins elsewhere in the body that can be used to successfully treat facial varicose veins.

Because the presence of varicose veins on the face is considered to be a cosmetic issue, and unlikely to cause the physical problems that arise as a result of varicose veins in the legs, this will need to be performed by a cosmetic surgeon and may involve several sessions to completely resolve the problem, so it is worthwhile remembering that there may be some significant costs involved in treating the condition.

There are two main treatments advertised by cosmetic therapy providers that are often used to treat varicose veins elsewhere in the body. The first is sclerotherapy, guided by ultrasound the medical practitioner injects a liquid chemical or chemical laden foam into the affected vein which causes it to scar and close. This is a relatively non-invasive treatment and is performed under a local anaesthetic so the patient is able to return to work almost immediately.

If this procedure is performed on the facial area, it might be advantageous to not return to work afterwards as there is likely to be some localised swelling and redness around the injection sites.

If the patient chooses to undergo foam sclerotherapy, it is advisable to ensure that any residual sight disturbances or dizziness has passed before leaving the clinic. Likewise, there will be soreness, redness and swelling so returning to work immediately may not be an option when having this treatment on the face.

Another more recent innovation in the field of varicose vein treatment has been Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT or ELT). An optical fibre is directed into the vein and moved into the correct position. The laser pulses, burning the inside of the vein, causing it to scar and seal.

While there is good patient feedback because the veins actually do fade significantly in a couple of weeks, the newness of this procedure and the technology lead it to be more expensive than sclerotherapy, and inevitably there will be some puffiness and marking of the skin immediately after the treatment.

One key thing to remember is that these treatments do not treat the underlying causes of facial varicose veins so it pays to take good care of your skin and look after yourself.

For more ideas about facial veins treatments, watch this video – How to Remove Face Veins

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

Creams for Dealing with Troublesome and Unsightly Varicose & Spider Veins


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Another popular method of dealing with varicose veins at home is using varicose vein creams. These products claim to be able to reduce the appearance and unpleasant symptoms of varicose veins and often contain extracts of horse chestnut (which is also recommended as a dietary supplement for the treatment of the condition), calendula, gingko biloba, rosehip oil and arnica, all of which are believed to improve the skin and support skin cell and capillary renewal.

One aspect of these creams that has definitely been proven to work is in maintaining external skin health. In certain circumstances, anecdotal evidence suggests that the application of a varicose vein can significantly help arrest the development of venous eczema and alleviate the dry skin problems that can result from wearing compression stockings all day, every day.

That said, without a proper study comparing varicose creams with normal moisturising creams, the positive reports may have little or nothing to do with the inclusion of the active ingredients. The massaging effect of applying the cream will also have a positive effect on the circulation so any perceived positive results may also be down to this.

As with the other dietary supplements and holistic therapies that are suggested as remedies for varicose veins, results are often dependent on what works best for you personally as the presence or absence of curative effects can differ wildly from person to person.

Also one of the downsides of using a cream to treat any condition is that any positive effects that the product is having may not become visible for a significant period of time, so in effect, you have to be willing to stick with the treatment with a significant amount of time to determine whether it has worked or not.

One of the ingredients that feature in varicose vein creams on a regular basis is Arnica. This plant has been clinically proven to be an effective vasodilator of the capillaries under the skin and is most commonly used to speed the healing of bruises and strains. It is often used in preparations used by professional athletes in liniments and ointments.

Arnica works by improving the circulation and aiding the healing process by dilating the capillaries which means that fluid and damaged cells are carried away from the affected area. This herb also has an anti-inflammatory action.

Horse Chestnut extract is also an ingredient that we see regularly in varicose vein creams sometimes in combination with witch hazel. Horse Chestnut has been thoroughly researched and blind trials have concluded that this ingredient works very effectively to reduce the leg pain associated with varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency as it seems to block the enzymes that cause the venous walls to break down.

It is best to stick to medical manufactured versions of horse chestnut as the manufacturing process removes the compound in Horse Chestnut that is toxic, and it should also be noted that people with kidney or liver disease, or are medications that thin the blood like Aspirin and Wafarin should not take horse chestnut without strict medical supervision.

For more ideas in dealing with troublesome and unsightly varicose & spider veins, watch this video – Prevent Varicose Veins & Spider Veins – Ask Doctor Jo

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

Spider Veins Natural Remedies – Home Remedy &Treatment for Spider Veins


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There are a wide number of home treatments for spider veins available and it is fair to say that they can also vary widely in their effectiveness. Ultimately when choosing a home remedy of spider veins you may need to try out several until you find a dietary supplement, lotion or lifestyle change that has a positive impact.

One of the best ways to ensure that you are doing everything possible to reduce the possibility of new varicose veins appearing is by adopting good healthy living habits, taking regular exercise, not smoking, reducing your intake of salt and saturated fat and eating a varied diet that is packed with fresh fruit and vegetables.

Reducing salt and saturated fat as well as stopping smoking is particularly important because of the well documented negative effects these bad habits have on cardiovascular health, while exercise is a great way of maintaining and improving the circulation.

There are also several creams, oils and lotions on the market that can help to fade spider veins, though they require that you stick with them for a significant period of time in order to see results. However as previously mentioned, it is also possible that they may not work for you at all so it is worth reading the reviews before you commit to any expenditure.

Bio oil, which is a blend of easily absorbed oils including rosemary oil, is used to treat scars, reduce stretch marks and to fade spider veins. Some users have reported significant improvements to the appearance of their spider veins but this does not occur in all cases and the oil is quite expensive to buy.

Vein Away cream is another product on the market that purports to improve the appearance of spider veins, however again the reviews are rather mixed about its effectiveness and again it is rather pricy.

Alternatively, there are a number of dietary supplements available that may be able to help in reducing the appearance of spider veins. Gingko Biloba is a tried and tested dietary supplement that can play an excellent supporting role for the circulatory system.

Incidentally, this supplement is often suggested for older people as it can also help lessen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, by increasing blood flow throughout the body helping the brain to work more efficiently.

Horse Chestnut also has been reported as being an excellent remedy for all of the symptoms of varicose veins and spider veins, though in order to see effective results the patient needs to take this for around three months. This has been subject to clinical trials that verify the claims that this extract can improve circulation, reduce inflammation and strengthen capillaries and veins.

There is only one downside that it is important to remember when taking Horse Chestnut extract on a regular basis, and that is that you must not exceed the maximum dosage as large doses can be toxic.

Butcher’s Broom, Grape Seed, Bilberry and Hawthorn extracts are also all meant to be very useful for treating spider veins due to the presence of bioflavonoids that strengthen and rebuild capillary and blood vessel walls.

Want to know some more spider veins natural remedies? Watch this video –Spider Vein Home Treatment – Before and After Results

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

To find out more about this program, click on Varicose Veins Secrets 

Alternative Treatments for Varicose Veins to Improve Blood Flow


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Many of the alternative treatments for varicose veins involve working with the body to improve circulation. The benefits of improving the circulation when you have varicose veins are that it actively prevents blood from pooling in the area of a faulty venous valve, thus ensuring that your veins do not become even more stretched than they are already and give the area the opportunity for some natural repair to take place.

Aromatherapy massages are a very pleasant and effective way of helping to improve leg circulation and providing relief from the discomfort of varicose veins.

The massage practitioner will massage the legs, using a combination of rosemary, cypress and other oils that are suitable for your skin type and condition, working upwards towards the heart while avoiding the varicose veins themselves. This approach has some major benefits particularly when your affected veins causes muscle cramps and spasms.

Yoga can be an effective treatment that provides significant relief from the symptoms of varicose veins because there are a number of postures or sutras that are ideal for improving the circulation and strengthening the body to make it work more efficiently.

Postures that involve raising the feet above the heart, i.e. shoulder stands, allow the blood to drain from the legs towards the heart taking any unnecessary pressure off your leg veins.

There is also evidence to suggest the deep breathing involved in yoga helps to oxygenate the blood. If you wish to try yoga out, attend a class if you can as a good yoga teacher will have an awareness of the best postures for your level of physical fitness and health and will be able to guide you appropriately. If that is not possible, there are an abundance of yoga resources available but be careful not attempt postures that are too difficult for you.

Applying a cold compress to the affected area can provide almost instantaneous relief from discomfort and astringents like apple cider vinegar or witch hazel can also be added to the compresses to reduce the swelling. Hydrotherapy can also be a useful way of treating your varicose veins.

This involves alternating hot and cold baths of the affected limb to improve the circulation. The patient needs to hold the leg in the hot water for 3 minutes then placing it in the cold water for three minutes and swapping between the two.

It is very important to note however that diabetics should only use warm water, rather than hot water in order to prevent burns and skin problems. This needs to be repeated daily for about a month in order to obtain maximum benefit.

Adapting your diet can have a positive effect on varicose veins for a variety of reasons. It is recommended that you follow a high fibre diet as it acts as a stool softener. This is of benefit because straining can put additional pressure on the circulation which may cause varicose veins to form or get worse, not to mention running the risk of haemorrhoids.

There is also a large amount of evidence to support adding plenty of dark berry fruits into your diet. These include cherries, black currants and blackberries in either whole or juice form as the bioflavonoids work to strengthen the veins and capillaries as does the high levels of vitamin C present in these fruits.

Want to know what are other alternative treatments for varicose veins? Watch this video – 10 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Varicose Veins and Increase Blood Flow

Author Bio:

This post is from the Varicose Veins Secrets program created by Diane Thompson, a medical researcher and consultant who has over 20 years of experience in helping other people deal with their shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness and difficulty sleeping at night.

This program reveals to people secrets to get fresh and youthful-looking skin on their legs. The program also provides people with proven natural healing methods, and alternative herbal remedies that they can use to help them get rid of their varicose veins easily without any medication.

The program also teaches people how to use special aromatherapy technique to help the blood leave the legs and return to the heart, and how to reduce swelling while shrinking the blood vessels near the skin’s surface.

In addition, in this program, you will discover 3 herbal therapies to relieve your pain from your veins, 4 types of common homeopathic remedies to ease the pain and soreness that are worse from touch.

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