VARIX (Varicose Veins)
Category : Muscular System
Varicose veins are swollen veins caused by damaged valves which allow the blood to pass on its return to the heart. If these valves don’t function adequately, blood is accumulated in the veins causing varicose veins.
It occur mainly in legs even though they may be present in the rectum causing hemorrhoids.
The main causes are: Age, pregnancy, obesity, a lack of exercise, standing in place for a long time and chronic constipation.
Walk at least one hour a day. Walking and strengthening the leg muscles helps to diminish varicose veins. When the muscles are strong they help support the flaccid veins. Wear support pantyhose; if unavailable, you can use elastic bandages around your legs. Try not to stand or sit for a long period or time. Sleep with your legs slightly elevated using a pillow or raising the bed a little. If varicose veins are not taken care of they can burst and cause sores.
The following nutrients are recommended to strengthen veins:
Vitamins A, C, B6, B12, D and E and eating food rich in fiber.
The most important thing is: WALK, WALK, WALK, WALK