Collection: Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are visibly swollen and twisted veins that are usually found on the legs and feet. A similar condition that often goes along with them are ‘spider veins’ – which are also referred to as superficial varicose veins. These are smaller and caused by flooded capillaries.
Most complaints about varicose veins are related to their appearance; but, for some, these can be painful. Symptoms also include achiness as well as itchiness, a burning sensation, or a throbbing feeling. Cramping and swelling in the lower legs could also be experienced. The inflammation of the veins can restrict circulation – this is what can cause the swelling and itchiness.
The root cause of varicose veins are damaged valves that prevent blood from flowing freely during its return to your heart. Muscle contractions in your legs help push blood back up to the centre of your body. These valves only let it flow in one direction – preventing the falling effect of gravity. When these valves become damaged, the blood can pool in the veins.
As we get older, the propensity for varicose veins increases. There is a genetic factor as well. If your family has a history of them, you’re much more likely to get them yourself. Being stationary for long periods of time, whether standing or sitting, can also be a contributor. This is because blood doesn’t flow as easily while stationary. And gender also plays a major role; females are more than twice as likely to have varicose veins than males.
To prevent and manage this, there is homeopathic medicine for varicose veins. Hamamelis-Virginiana-30c, a 100%-natural remedy from Olloïs, has been shown to help veins relax, allowing pooled blood to flow more freely. This can also help relieve the swelling and feeling of ‘heavy legs’ that can come with varicose veins.
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