Ayurvedic Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins

April 11, 2023
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Varicose veins refer to a body condition characterized by twisted and enlarged veins. Veins that are close to the skin’s surface are easily affected. It commonly occurs on the legs. This happens because of the pressure exerted on the veins during walking and running. Spider veins are also a variation of varicose veins. Varicose veins cause great discomfort and pain. If left untreated for longer periods, it can develop into more serious concerns. Treatment for Varicose vein is determined based on the stage and progression of the disease. The initial stages are managed through basic self-care measures. Later, if the condition progresses, an expert will try to close or remove veins.

Let’s discuss this in detail, beginning with the symptoms. We will now look at the symptoms below.

Symptoms of Varicose veins:

  • Bulged veins
  • Purple or blue-coloured veins
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Radiating pain in the legs
  • Heaviness in the legs
  • Itching and irritation near the affected veins
  • Discoloration of the skin around the affected vein
  • Leg cramps at night
  • Burning sensation
  • Throbbing pain
  • Muscle cramps
  • Swelling
  • Increased pain after sitting or standing for a long time
  • Hardening of the skin
  • Inflammation of the skin
  • Ulcers on the ankles

Causes of Varicose veins

  • Weak or damaged vein walls and valves
  • Blood pressure increases inside your veins.
  • Pregnancy
  • Constipation
  • Tumour
  • Overweight
  • Obesity
  • Old age
  • Leg strain due to standing for long hours
  • Unhealthy and inactive lifestyle
  • Hereditary

Effective Ayurveda Treatment for Varicose Veins

Ayurveda views the condition as a result of vitiation of the vata dosha. So ayurvedic management aims at pacifying the dosha factors. This is established through dietary, herbal, yoga asana, and lifestyle practises. The treatment begins with Panchakarma therapy. This is a five-step detoxification process which involves rejuvenation of whole body. Panchakarma has multiple benefits for the body and mind. Therapy is based on the five basic activities that govern the body’s functions. These are as follows: vomiting, purgation, niruham, anuvaasan, and nasyam.

So ayurveda therapies like Vaman, Virechan, Basti, Nasya, and Ratkamokshan are compulsory as they help restoring body health. This is coupled with the administration of certain herbal supplements and concoctions.

Medicated and herb-infused oils are also applied to the affected area. But you must be careful not to massage any oil directly onto the varicose veins. This could exert more pressure on the already-weak veins and cause further complications.

Diet

  • Whole grains like whole wheat and millet should be consumed.
  • Fresh fruits are very much needed since vitamin C deficiency is a prime contributing factor to the severity of varicose veins. Thus, Amalaki and other citrus fruits high in this vitamin should be eaten in good amounts.
  • Follow a diet that is rich in proteins. Include eggs, milk, legumes, and other protein-rich foods in your daily diet.
  • Red meat should be avoided at all costs.
  • Regular consumption of ginger and pineapple
  • Pungent-tasting foods and condiments should be avoided.
  • Include fish in the daily diet.
  • Hydrate your body properly by drinking a sufficient amount of water.

Lifestyle modifications

  • Wear compression garments.
  • Elevate the legs using a footstool, etc.
  • Practise mild exercises regularly.
  • Avoid salt
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Avoid tight clothing and high heels.
  • Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes.
  • Moisturise the skin.
  • Yoga postures

Conclusion

Varicose vein is a health condition which causes irritation to persons who have to stand or walk for long. Due to improper blood circulation, this may leads to cramps in the legs. So seeking immediate attention from the beginning will helps to prevent further complications.

If you’re considering trying out Ayurvedic treatment for varicose veins, be sure to talk with your doctor first. At Ayurclinic Melbourne, you can avail expert consultation from the best ayurveda doctors to manage all your health conditions. Call us at +61 3 9078 2940 or Book an online consultation with us today!


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