Vein gymnastics in the barefoot park Dornstetten, Germany. An Indian Railways worker affected by varicose veins in Karnataka, India. Varicose veins are veins on the leg which are large, twisted, and ropelike, and can cause pain, swelling, or itching. They are an extreme form of telangiectasia, or spider veins. Varicose veins result due to insufficiency of the valves in the communicating veins. These are veins which link the superficial and deep veins of the lower limb. Normally, ...
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Complications
... Sometimes, extremely painful ulcers may form on the skin near varicose veins, particularly near the ankles. Ulcers are the result of long-term "water logging" of these tissues, caused by increased pre...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... Fortunately, treatment usually doesn''t mean a hospital stay or a long, uncomfortable recovery. Less invasive techniques generally allow varicose veins to be dealt with on an outpatient basis. Self-he...
Source: MayoClinic

Self-care
... Wearing compression stockings is often the first approach to try before moving on to other treatments. Compression stockings are worn all day long. They steadily squeeze your legs, helping veins and l...
Source: MayoClinic

Complementary and alternative medicine
... You may be tempted to try one of the many herbal supplements that claim to prevent varicose veins or get rid of them. The active ingredient in most of the products is horse chestnut. It may be possibl...
Source: MayoClinic

Treating varicose veins with Alternative Treatments
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating varicose veins with Acupuncture
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating varicose veins with Aromatherapy
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating varicose veins with Color Therapy
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating varicose veins with Chiropractic
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating varicose veins with Homeopathy
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating varicose veins with Hydrotherapy
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating varicose veins with Massage
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating varicose veins with Reflexology
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating varicose veins with Schuessler Tissue Salts
... Varicose Veins Varicose Veins Varicose veins can appear anywhere in the body but most often affect legs and feet. Although they can be painful and disfiguring, they are usually harmless. When inflamed...
Source: Holistic Online

Aromatherapy for the Heart and Circulation
... The circulatory system transports blood throughout the body. It includes the heart and the blood vessels, as well as the lymphatic system, which supplies nutrients and moves cellular fluid through the...
Source: HealthWorld

Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids: Prevention and Treatment
... Veins are superbly designed tubes with a series of one-way valves which are structured to prevent the contents, blood, from flowing any other way than forwards towards the heart when they are in good ...
Source: HealthWorld

Varicose Veins
... Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that look blue and are close to the surface of the skin. They are unsightly and uncomfortable. Veins bulge, throb, and feel heavy. The legs and feet can sw...
Source: HealthWorld

Women''s Health: Varicose veins
... Varicose veins are veins that are swollen, twisted, look blue and are close to the surface of the skin. They are unsightly and uncomfortable. Veins bulge, throb and feel heavy. The legs and feet can s...
Source: HealthWorld

Varicose Veins
... Elongated, dilated, tortuous superficial veins whose valves are congenitally absent or scant or have become incompetent; this condition occurs usually in the legs. This is a common problem effecting b...
Source: HealthWorld