What are Veins?
Veins are the narrow-enclosed blood vessels that transport the blood throughout a person’s body. They are narrow-enclosed vessels and responsible for transferring blood from the tissues within the body toward the heart. They are bluish purple in color and sometimes visible under the skin. When doctor inject patient with some medicine, he actually injects medicine into the patient’s vein, as veins carries the blood into each and every body part and make them work. That’s how medicine reaches to affected body part. Therefore, yes veins play a very important part in human body.
What are Varicose Veins?
As mentioned earlier, the basic task of veins is to carry blood throughout the body system. These veins have valves on them; these valves prevent the blood from flowing backwards. When veins become varicose, the valves become weak and do not work properly which further allows the blood to flow back into the vein and fill it up, forming a bulge in the vein.
How it looks in real
These varicose veins are bluish purple, twisted, lumpy and are easily visible. They are awfully hard to look at plus they are extremely painful.
Though they are just beneath the surface of skin and can be sighted, some of these are the symptoms of varicose veins:
- Leg cramping
- Spider veins
- Swelling of the ankles
- Dry or itchy areas of skin on the leg
- Restless leg syndrome
- Bulges or lumps on leg
- Aching legs
And here are some causes of varicose veins:
- Hereditary factors
- Sitting with crossed legs
- Standing and sitting for long hours
- Leg injury or just aging
How to relieve this unbearable pain?
Some medical practitioners suggest tight varicose stockings but then again it’s a temporary solution. When you buy new stockings, they hold varicose veins very tightly and help them to carry blood efficiently but with time these stockings become loose and so is their grip.
Another alternative and better solution for this problem is supplements and therapies. These supplements are originally made up of special herbs. This supplement comes in various forms such as capsules, tea, pills and tablets etc.