Veins which are gnarled, enlarged is called as varicose veins. Any vein may become varicose but the veins most commonly affected are those in legs and feet. They usually are not serious but they can sometimes lead to other problems. It is common and affects more in women than men it is only a cosmetic concern and however worsens in chronic conditions with skin infections. There will be ankle swelling during evening, cramps, aching, and appearance of spider vein in affected leg, brownish, yellow shiny skin discoloration near the affects veins, sometimes there may be itching. Varicose veins affect half of people 50 years and older.
WHAT ARE VARICOSE VEINS?
Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin, they are common in the legs and ankles. Veins have leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards (retrograde flow). Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood to the heart against the effect of gravity.
When veins become varicose, the leaflets of the valves no longer meet properly, and the valves do not work. This allows blood to flow backward and they enlarge even more varicose veins are most common in the superficial veins of the legs, which are subject to high pressure when standing, severe long standing varicose vein can lead to leg swelling venous eczema, skin thickening, and ulceration.
CAUSES FOR VARICOSE VEINS.
- Age: As age advances veins can lose elasticity causing them to stretch. Pregnancy, in few obese pregnant women, it is common that they encounter with mild to moderate varicosity.
- Overweight and obese people tend to suffer from varicosity and even seen in inner thigh region involving superficial veins.
- Prolonged standing and tailoring professional may also get varicosity.
- Leg injury.
- Abdominal straining.
Varicose veins associated with itching and pain can be controlled by different treatment and also medicines which has got very good results.
In Ayurveda, the point of view is different in treating varicosity, and is commonly considered as siravyadhis. Where blood vessels are involved in this condition.
However depending up on the involvement of bodily constituents, the root causes of the disease are taken care in Healing Earth Multispeciality Ayurveda Hospital so that varicosity can be easily managed with ayurveda medicines and treatments.