As per English Dictionary Varicose means the twisted or swollen. . In this condition the veins of the legs become varicose, i.e. they appear swollen and bulged. This condition can be felt/discerned beneath the surface of the skin.
Any type of superficial vein may become varicosed, but the veins most commonly affected are those in the legs. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.
Varicose Veins or Varicose is caused by weakening of valves of the veins of the legs. And its symptoms are Veins are dark purple or blue in color. These veins appear like cords within legs.
In our body, blood circulation is the vital process , arteries carry blood from heart to the tissues and veins return blood from the body to the heart. To return blood to the heart, the veins in the legs must work against gravity.
Muscle contractions in lower legs act as pumps, and elastic vein walls help blood to return to our heart. Tiny valves in veins open as blood flows toward the heart then close to stop blood from flowing backward. If these valves get weak or damaged, blood will flow backward and will accumulate in the vein itself , causing the veins to stretch or twist.
Deficiencies in the diet may cause the loss of elasticity of the veins, which may make them varicose. and some other reasons as mentioned below :-
- Standing for Long periods,
- engaging in physical activity that puts more strain on the legs like Running.
- wearing constrictive clothing and total lack of exercise can gives rise to varicose
The treatment involves the improvement of blood circulation and toning of muscles. Ayurveda is the therapy which offers best of the treatments to improve blood circulation.
The Panchkarma Therapies Snehan , Swedan relive the strain on muscles and increase blood circulation with toning of muscles.
Raktamokshan or leach therapy cleans the blood by letting out the bad blood.
The indigenous Indian herb, Brahmi is also quite effective for the varicose veins. It provides the necessary nutrients required for the proper toning of the veins and makes them less tortuous.