As per Dictionary Varicose means the twisted or swollen. . So Varicose veins means  - Veins in Legs appear swollen and bulged. This swelling can be felt beneath the the skin.

Any vein may become varicosed, but this problem is most common in legs.

Varicose Veins or Varicose is caused by weakening veins of the legs.  its symptoms are Veins  appear dark purple or blue in color. These veins appear like cords within  legs.


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Causes of Varicose Veins:


 

As we know, Arteries carry blood from  heart to the tissues & veins return blood from 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.

Tiny valves in veins open as blood flows toward the heart then close to stop blood from flowing backward.

If these valves get weak 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. and some other reasons as mentioned below :- 

  1. Standing for Long periods.
  2. Engaging in physical activity that puts more strain on the legs like Running.
  3. Wearing tight cloths and total lack of exercise can gives rise to varicose


Ayurveda Treatment to Varicose Veins:


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.