The veins commonly suffer from varicose veins that are in fact in enlarged and swollen veins that appear in the legs and feet. They can be painful and cause great discomfort in some cases.
Veins have one-way valves that make the blood flowing to the heart, and when these valves get damaged, the blood starts to build-up in the veins thereby causing varicosities. This condition commonly affects pregnant women, the elderly and the obese or overweight people.
Although some people consider them as an aesthetic issue, they are in fact more than that. They can cause great pain and inflammation. But, there is a difference in their structure, for instance, twisted veins do not cause any discomfort, and on the other hand there are the damaged veins that are not visible and they can be very painful.
Fortunately, there are natural ways that can help in their treatment. But, first see how you should to determine this condition.
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Here are the symptoms of varicose veins:
- Heavy and painful legs
- Burning in the legs and experiencing pulsation
- Muscle cramps
- Swelling of the calves and ankles
The hot weather aggravates the symptoms as then the blood vessels expand and that further complicates the proper function of the valves. Moreover, these symptoms worsen as the day progresses and the blood starts to build-up around the ankles. The pain gets stronger after long sitting or standing hours.
Varicose veins may not cause pain and discomfort, and because of that they do not require an immediate medical attention. Nonetheless, you need to consult a doctor in order to avoid unnecessary complications.
If you experience some of the below mentioned symptoms you need immediately to consult a doctor. Here they are:
- Pain and discomfort due to varicose veins
- The surrounding skin of your veins is painful and irritated
- The pain is so intense in your legs that causes irritation during the night and impedes your proper sleeping pattern
The common medical check-up by your physician will be based on these symptoms which will start by examining your legs while standing to see for any signs of swelling. In some cases there can be the need of additional tests or a vascular disease specialist will perform a thorough check-up if the symptoms are severe.
Natural Treatment of Varicose Veins
A Recipe of Lemon and Garlic Ointment
The preparation of this efficient cream can be done at home that will help you in the treatment of varicose veins.
- 10 garlic cloves
- 1 fresh lemon, juiced out
- 1 large glass of olive oil
- 20 drops of rosemary essential oil
- Half a glass of aloe Vera gel
- A glass jar
Method of Preparation:
First you need to chop your garlic cloves and then squeeze out the lemon. Transfer both ingredients in a glass jar, pour over them the olive oil and combine everything. Once you have a smooth texture, seal the jar tightly and leave it to stand for 21 days in a dark place that has no moisture. After this period, sieve the mixture in order to remove the garlic. In the filtered solution you need to add the aloe Vera gel and 20 drops of rosemary essential oil.
Apply the resulting mixture on the areas affected by varicose veins and secure it with a bandage each night prior bedtime. This treatment is very effective, but you need to be diligent and patient for the first positive effects.
How does it work?
This plant is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent reducing the inflammation, the main cause of varicose veins. It can be consumed orally or used topically and in either way it will reveal vasodilator properties that will support the dilation of the blood vessels preventing the blood build-up in the veins.
It is high in citric acid that will help in the prevention against blood clotting and thus help in soothing varicose veins and protect the body from their occurrence.
This healthy oil is the base of this ointment and it will help the garlic to macerate for 21 days. The presence of monounsaturated fats will nourish the skin and improve its health.
Rosemary essential oil
This oil reveals many properties and in the case of varicose veins it will alleviate the unpleasant sensation of heavy legs and provide the pleasant scent.
This amazing plant is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that will relieve the irritation and offer an instant sensation of freshness.