VARICOSE VEINS AND ITS AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT
- April 17, 2023
- Posted by Dr. Vaidya Karanvir Singh
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Varicose veins are also known as varicosities or varicoses. These are dilated, tortuous veins which get overfilled with blood. The veins are purplish-blue in color and are visible underneath the skin. Varicose veins are mostly present in legs as walking and standing increases the pressure in the veins of legs. In most of the cases, there occurs no pain but when the veins get more prominent, then a person starts having pain in the affected part.
Spider veins are also a form of varicose veins. They are mostly of cosmetic concern. It is more common in females. The treatment of varicose veins involves self-care measures and healthy lifestyle. Surgery is also recommended for it.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF VARICOSE VEINS?
Varicose veins are caused due to weakening of the valves present in veins. There are three types of blood vessels present in body – arteries, veins and capillaries. Arteries are the blood vessels which carry oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Veins return deoxygenated blood from the body to the heart. Arteries are high pressure blood vessels whereas veins are low pressure blood vessels. Veins contain valves which prevent back flow of blood. When these valves don’t work, the backflow of blood occurs. This leads to collection of blood in the veins making them dilated and tortuous.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF VARICOSE VEINS?
Varicose veins can develop in any person. But there are some factors which make a person more prone to varicose veins. Following are the risk factors of varicose veins:
- Increasing age leads to wear and tear of the valves of veins
- Due to hormonal variation, it is more common in females
- Having a family history of varicose veins
- Continuous standing for longer durations
- Chronic constipation
- Wearing tight clothes
- Lack of physical exercise
- Cigarette smoking
- Chewing tobacco
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VARICOSE VEINS?
The common signs and symptoms of varicose veins are:
- Purplish-blue veins
- Veins appear raised and twisted
- Dull pain in the affected part
- Swelling and inflammation in legs
- Burning sensation
- Throbbing pain in concerned part
- Muscle cramps
- Heaviness in legs
- Itching around the veins
- Skin ulcers
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS WHICH ARISE IN VARICOSE VEINS?
Following are the complications which are associated with varicose veins:
- Presence of blood clots in veins
- Painful ulcers on the skin surrounding varicose veins
- Superficial venous thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
HOW VARICOSE VEINS CAN BE PREVENTED?
Varicose veins can be prevented by taking some of the following steps:
- Doing regular physical exercise
- Maintaining healthy weight
- Do not stand for longer durations
- Quit smoking
- Say no to alcohol
- Elevating legs
- Not wearing tight clothing
- Eating food rich in fiber
- Not wearing high heels
MANAGEMENT OF VARICOSE VEINS WITH THE MEDICATIONS OF VARICOSE VEINS
Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of varicose veins:
1. Detox Premium Powder
This is the herbal formulation that consists of sudhyog tablet, shwet parpati, yavakshaar, akik pishti, jahar mohra, giloy satav, shukta pishti, etc. Intake of this wonderful remedy will balance the aggravated doshas and cleanse your body by removing the toxins from the body, as it also unblocks the passage and allows the blood to freely pass from the passage.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Kanchnaar Guggulu
Kanchnaar guggulu is the best ayurvedic medicine widely used in wound healing, reduces the pressure of blood, swelling, etc. The tablet is very beneficial in calming the imbalance of Vata dosha thus relieving the pain, reduces the level of blood urea naturally.
Recommended Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.
3. Trikatu Syrup
This herbal syrup contains equal proportions of three spices with a pungent taste – Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Ginger (Zingiber officinale). It is the best syrup to normalize the Tridosha and helps in the elimination of toxins, increases the appetite, and improves digestion. This syrup has a carminative and expectorant effect that helps to ease the symptoms of varicose vein.
Recommended Dosage– Take 2 teaspoonfuls thrice daily.
4. Trikatu Tablet
Trikatu tablets are composed of three natural herbs – Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum) that improves the blood circulation by correcting the obstructed passage. It is beneficial in the detoxification of the blood. These tablets also provide strength to muscles and resolve the obstruction in the veins and arteries channels.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
5. Varicose Vein Tablet
CAC Varicose vein is an herbal supplement which maintain healthy blood circulation. it helps to maintain healthy veins and other blood vessels as well. Enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing blue or dark purple are known as varicose veins. They occur when blood flow in the wrong direction due to faulty valves. These are large, swollen veins that often appear on the legs and feet. The veins usually do not need any treatment but if there is considerable discomfort or swelling, aching, and painful legs result, treatment is available. Ayurvedic and panchakarma treatment do wonders in varicose veins.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.
6. Panchsakar Churna
This churna is very effective for varicose vein patients as it shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, and analgesic properties. It is a classical herbal churna prepared from ingredients like Shatapushpa, Balaharitaki, Shunthi, Swarnapatri, & Saindhav lavana. It helps in removing all toxins from the body and provides good results to patients of varicose vein.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with warm water.
Dr. Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1 Lakh Plus patients worldwide.