Very few people will know about varicose veins. Before knowing about this, let us know what the function of the veins is. In the circulatory system, veins are the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart. Oxygenated blood flows (oxygen mixed) in some veins except pulmonary and umbilical vein. Most of the veins carry deoxygenated blood from the tissue (tissue) back to the lungs (depletion of oxygen). The structure and function of the veins are completely separate from the arteries, the veins carry blood from the tissues to the heart.
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Have you ever noticed the blue veins visible under our skin? Perhaps you never thought that these veins could be painful. Actually, the veins under the surface of our skin start growing increasing in size, these enlarged veins are called varicose veins. Any vein or vein may be varicose vein.
What is varicose veins?
Veins carry blood from tissues to the heart. Veins have to carry blood from the legs to the heart in contrast to gravity. There are valves within the veins to aid this upward flow. The valve only allows blood to move upward. When the valves become weak or are unable to close, the blood does not ascend upwards and sometimes flows downwards. In such a situation, the veins swell and become elongated as the length increases. This is called Varicose Veins.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins
When the veins start swelling due to lack of proper circulation of blood, there are other symptoms besides this symptom which are due to varicose veins-
Blue or deep purple veins
Feeling heaviness in feet.
Lower leg swelling
Swollen or twisted veins that look like ropes
Pain after sitting or standing for a long time
itching around one or more veins
Causes of Varicose Veins
As discussed earlier, the veins carry blood from the tissues to the heart and when the blood is unable to move upwards, the veins begin to swell. Accurate diagnosis is very important for effective treatment. According to Ayurveda, the imbalance of Vata (air and space) plays an important role in the formation of varicose veins. The role of blood and bile (heat) also cannot be ignored. Thus, treatment becomes an important part of maintaining the balance of Vata.
Apart from these, there are many reasons for having varicose veins, such as-
Increasing age – The risk of varicose veins may increase significantly with aging as the flexibility of the veins may decrease with increasing age, which can increase the stretch. In addition, due to worsening of the valve of the veins, the blood going towards the heart may flow in the opposite direction, causing blood to accumulate in the veins and become varicose vein.
Chances are more likely in women– Women are more likely to have varicose vein. Hormonal changes during pregnancy and periods increase the risk of varicose vein. Hormone replacement therapy and birth control pills may also increase this risk.
Obesity – Increased weight can put more pressure on the nerves, which can increase the chances of getting varicose veins.
Family History – If a family member has a problem with varicose veins, then the risk of varicose veins increases in other members as well.
Standing or sitting in the same position for a long time – If sitting or standing in the same position continuously, stretch in the veins may increase and varicose veins may be the problem due to not having the blood flow properly. There is also a possibility of having eczema or wound in the skin due to having varicose veins.
Prevention Tips for Varicose Veins
In order to avoid varicose veins or to make the condition better when it occurs, it is necessary to make some changes in lifestyle and diet, as well as some things to be avoided. Although it is a disease in which more precautions are needed than treatment, yet if symptoms do occur at any time, then do something like this-
– Increase your physical activity.
-Make exercise an important part in your routine. This will increase blood circulation in the feet and relieve pain.
– Do not sit in one place for too long.
-Be sure to sit so that the feet do not cross over each other.
– Keep feet slightly raised from the level of the head at bedtime (as are the beds of hospitals).
Focus on reducing fat.
Do not wear too-tight clothes on the body.
Exercise to keep various muscles of feet flexible and healthy.
Do not wear too many heels or high-heeled slippers and shoes.
Vitamin-A substances such as carrots, turnips, etc., because they are helpful in healing wounds caused by varicose veins.
Vitamin-B rich diet such as fruits, pulses, buttermilk / buttermilk, as it helps to strengthen the valves of the blood vessels.
Ayurvedic treatment by CAC in Varicose vein
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre made a “Varicose Vein Go Kit” that is made up of natural herbs and is proven to be very effective in the management of varicose vein. Regular use of this wonderful remedy will show an effective result within one month. The kit has a total of 4 products – Detox premium powder, Kanchnaar guggulu, Trikatu syrup, and Trikatu tablet. These medicines are 100% purely natural with no side-effects on the body.
ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:
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.