VARICOSE VEINS

VARICOSE VEINS

Our lifestyle has changed a great deal.
We all are in haste; we don't like to walk a few meters to purchase household goods instead we use scooter/motorbikes/cars/rickshaws or other means.
All the family members even children don't go to parks or outdoor playing they sit long time watching TV and eating fast food.
Comfortable & sedentary lifestyle, modern fashion, special postures adopted while performing professional duties have contributed to increased incidence of a set of diseases unheard in past. Various vein disease is one of them and is a direct result of sedentary life style, adopted by modern youth today. The problem of varicose veins has become very common during these days.

What are Varicose Veins
Swollen veins lying just beneath the skin are known as varicose veins.
These varicose veins are prominently visible and look as if a number of earthworms or blue-colored spiders are lying under your skin.
Veins are the blood vessels, which collect impure blood from tissues and carry it back to heart and then lung for purification. The job of vein in lower limbs is difficult, as it has to push blood upwards from leg against gravity towards heart. The veins have valves which open up & allow blood to flow only in one direction, but when a person stands up these valves get closed to prevent blood from going down towards feet. Thus valves of veins help maintaining unidirectional flow of blood that is always towards the heart. In case valves are absent or become defective, veins fail to control blood flow in one-way and become dilated and swollen under the skin due to high backpressure.

Causes
Heredity: In most cases hereditary play an important role and varicose veins run into families and generations.
Obesity.
Lack of exercise.
Abnormal pressure on veins during pregnancy.
Abnormal life style: prolonged standing and prolonged sitting with legs down.
Certain occupations and professions where a person is required to either constantly standup for a long time or made to sit with legs hanging down for a considerable time. Computer professionals, booking-clerks, KPO & BPO IT workers, receptionists, security guards, traffic policemen, salesmen working at counters in shops and departmental stores and persons doing desk jobs day in and day out are the worst sufferers of varicose veins. Previous bone fracture (accidents), deep vein thrombosis, incidence of clotting in the veins are some contributing factors in development of varicose veins and varicose ulcer.

Why females are more prone to Varicose Veins

During pregnancy due to lot of pressure on leg veins, veins become weak and varicose, some hormones may also contribute in developing the condition. After delivery in most cases varicosity disappears on its own and veins assume normal diameter and shape. In some cases due to tumor of uterus/abdomen, varicose veins are likely to develop.
What to do if you have Varicose Veins
Most people are quite ignorant of this disease of varicose veins and until the condition gets complicated and turning into a varicose ulcer they don't take it seriously. If any person is having blue colored visible spider like veins or blue-colored long threads under skin and dark colored patches or ulcer in legs, immediately stop smoking and consult a homoeopathic specialist and with the help of homoeopathic medicines you may prevent yourself from complications and painful surgical procedures.



Treatment:

CARDUUS MARIANUS-Q

HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA -Q

Take ½ cup of water put 1 drop each of the above two medicines in it and drink it slowly.

Take the dose four times daily (morning, noon, evening and bed time).

Light exercises are beneficial. YOGA with medicines may help you a great deal.

Use plenty of fresh fruits and green vegetables regularly.

Nitricum acidum
The ulcers are irregular, deep and filled with exuberant granulations, bleed on slightest touch, have sticking pains in them and burn violently.


Mercurius and Kalium bichromicum
The ulcers of
Mercurius are rapidly spreading and superficial, while those of Kali bichromicum are circumscribed and deep with tendency to perforate.
Mercurius : Gums painful to the touch, swollen, spongy, receding from the teeth, edges whitish, bleeding, fetid odour from the month. Moist tongue with intense thirst.  Tongue swollen and flabby, showing impress of the teeth on the margins, movement difficult. Teeth feel loose, fall out, or become black and carious. During every menstrual period, anxiety, red tongue with dark spots and burning, salty taste; sickly colour of the gums and teeth set on edge. Leucorrhoea always worse at night, itching, burning, smarting, corroding with rawness. Itching of genitals, made worse from contact of urine remaining on the parts. Round spots shining through the skin, of a coppery-red colour. Syphilis. Flat, painless ulcers, pale, covered with phlegm-like pus, on the scalp, skin of penis, etc. Ulceration very superficial and wide spread.
Ulcers having an impure lardaceous surface, with inflamed elevated, everted edges, like raw meat, readily bleeding. Colic, burning and tenesmus, before, during and after stools, chilliness between the stools Worse when lying on the right side, particularly the pain in the region of the liver, and bruised feeling in. the intestines. Boring pains in the exostoses at night. Cold, clammy, night sweats drive him out of bed. Sweating with all complaints, but the sweat affords., no relief.


Lachesis, Arsenic, Phosphorus, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Hepar sulphur, and Silicea are some remedies having pimples, blisters or pustules surrounding ulcers.


Lachesis
ulceration
The great sensitiveness when touched, the blueness, and the bad odor.


Arsenicum
Burning, lancinating pains ; ulcers bleed easily ; the discharge is excoriating, dark and sanious.


Asa
foetida
Their extreme soreness being intolerant of all dressings. Sensation of a ball rising in the throat obliging frequent swallowing to keep it down, and causing at times difficult breathing. Particularly adapted to nervous, hysterical, scrofulous individuals, with venous, hemorrhoidal constitutions.


Borax
, Mezereum and Sepia have ulcers about the small joints of the fingers.


Borax
: Dread of downward motion, as in a swing, cradle, etc. Apthae on the tongue, in the mouth, inside of cheeks, with great dryness of the mouth. Hot urine, dreads to urinate.


Mezereum:
Head covered with a thick, leathery crust, under which pus collects and mats the hair,itching worse at night, tears off the scales, leaving raw spots on which fat pustules form. The ichor from the scratched face excoriates other parts.


Sepia
: Yellow saddle across the nose; also yellow spots on the face. Brown liver spots on the skin, especially on the chest and abdomen. Sensation as if everything would come out on the vagina; she has to cross her limbs to prevent it. Leucorrhoea; yellow like milk or pus; or of bad smelling fluids; excoriating. Weakness and pain in back; grows worse on sitting still. Especially suited to persons with dark hair; for women, and particularly during pregnancy, in child-bed and while nursing


Carbo
vegetabilis
Varicose ulcers of low type, flat ulcers discharging a thin ichorous pus, which is burning and offensive ; the burning is worse at night. Head painfully sensitive to pressure, especially of the hat; sensation remains after hat is taken off, as if bound up with a cloth. Gums painfully sensitive while chewing. A version to meat, fat and milk which cause flatulency. Excessive flatulence, abdomen full to bursting; worse from least food; better from eructations and passing flatus. Violent, almost constant, empty, sour and rancid eructations. Great roughness in the larynx, with deep rough voice, which failed, if he exerted it; worse evenings. Hoarseness and rawness worse evenings; aphonia worse mornings. Burning in the chest as from glowing coals, with rawness and soreness. Vital forces nearly exhausted, cold surface, especially from knees to feet; lies as if dead breath cool; pulse intermittent, thready; cold sweat on limbs. Ailments from quinine, especially suppressed chills and lever; from abuse of mercury, from salt and meats, from putrid meat or fish or rancid fats.Desire to be fanned, must have more air. Abdomen feels as if hanging heavily; must walk bent. Vertigo, must hold onto something; when stooping; also from flatulence. Morning leuchorrhoea, milky, acid and excoriating the parts.



Kalium bichromicum: Discharges from nose, mouth, vagina, or any other mucous membrane, of a tough, stringy mucous, which sticks to the parts and may draw out in long strings. Sensation as if the nose were swollen and stiff, and as if a heavy weight were hanging from it.  Membranous and diphtheritic croup; invading larynx, trachea and bronchi.  Cough worse when undressing; better after getting warm in bed; worse in the morning on waking; wheezing and panting, then violent cough, with retching and expectoration of stringy viscid mucus.  Especially useful in fat, light haired persons; fat chubby children.  Ulceration deep, as if cut out with a punch, edges regular.



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