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What is varicose vein. How does ayurveda treat this. What are all ayurvedic medicines available. How safe and how long one has to take the medicines.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Varicose veins are veins under the skin of the legs, which have become widened, bulging, and twisted. They are very common and do not cause medical problems in most people. There are two main systems of veins in the legs: Deep veins: The leg muscles squeeze the deep veins during walking, carrying most of the blood back up the legs to the heart. Superficial veins: These occur under the skin which are less important and can form varicose veins. All of these veins contain one-way valves to ensure that the blood flows towards the heart. Failure of these valves allows blood to flow backwards down the veins and results in an overload of pressure when standing. This excess pressure leads to widening of the veins so that they do not close properly. Blood then flows back into the leg along these veins and causes varicose veins to develop. Raised pressure in these veins also encourages the development of spider veins and discoloured areas which look like bruises. As you get older, your veins can lose elasticity, causing them to stretch. The valves in your veins may become weak, allowing blood that should be moving toward your heart to flow backward. ... Pregnancy. Some pregnant women develop varicose veins. There is no useful treatment in ayurveda and you can use compression bandage or stockings if you are not prepared for surgery .Types of sclerotherapy for varicose vein treatment include: laser-assisted — the least invasive and most advanced. foam sclerotherapy — for larger, more difficult-to-treat veins.
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Hi, I want to know about Varicose veins tab daflon and cal dobesilate is given any tube to lesser mark of blue and green on legs.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi, I want to know about Varicose veins tab daflon and cal dobesilate is given any tube to lesser mark of blue and gr...
It is believed daflon is a venotonic (it increases venous tone) and a vasculoprotective (it increases resistance in small blood vessels). It is used experimentally for treating Chronic venous insufficiency / varicose veins and for treating Hemorrhoidal diseases.
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I've issues with varicose Veins from years. What are the solutions please suggest.

MBBS, DNB - Peripheral Vascular Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, MNAMS
Vascular Surgeon, Nashik
Asses severity of disease you have multiple treatment options from conservative, minimaly invasive or surgery.
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Varicose Veins - Ayurvedic Treatment Options For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD (Ay)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Varicose Veins - Ayurvedic Treatment Options For It!
Varicose Veins is a severe medical condition whereby the veins (mostly legs) become swollen, tortuous and dilated, i.e. the veins become varicosed. The Venous blood flows in an upward direction from the feet to the heart. There are special valves present in the veins that assist the upward flow of the blood. Fatigue, prolonged standing, menopause and a number of other factors can weaken the valves. This affects the movement of the blood flow. As a result, some of it leaks and flows back down. The affected veins turn bluish-brown, red or blue. There also occurs dryness, leading to unbearable itching. Redness or the Red Leg syndrome is very common in case of Varicose Veins.

A number of surgical and non-surgical options are available for Varicose Veins. The Ayurvedic treatment, with its effectiveness and negligible or zero side effects, is the most sought after option.

Identifying the root cause

Accurate diagnosis is very important for effective treatment. According to Ayurveda, an imbalance of the Vata (wind and space) plays a pivotal role in Varicose Veins. The role of Rakhta (blood) and Pitta (heat) cannot be neglected either. Thus, restoring the Vata balance becomes a very important part of the treatment.

The Vata balance can be easily restored by following a healthy lifestyle and having an equally healthy and nutritious diet:

1. Citrus fruit like Amla works miraculously to revitalise the fatigued and Varicosed vein.
2. Include fresh fruits, whole grains (oats, millets to name a few) and proteins (milk, eggs, fish and chicken) in your diet. Drink plenty of water.
3. Red meat and spicy foods should be strictly avoided.
4. Garlic, onion and ginger are very beneficial. Consume them regularly.
5. Do not indulge in rigorous exercise or walking. Never soak your feet in cold water after exercise. It can prove to be detrimental for Varicose Veins.
6. Do not compromise on your sleep. A rejuvenated body and a relaxed mind can enhance the healing process greatly.

Ayurvedic medicines and herbs for treating Varicose Veins

A number of Ayurvedic medicines are available that treats Varicose Veins very effectively:

-Kaishora guggulu: Being a natural cleanser of blood, Kaishora guggulu is an obvious choice for Varicose Veins.
-Sarivadyasava: It goes a long way to detoxify the blood naturally.
-Chirabilvadi kashaya: It is very effective in case of haemorrhoids.
Sahacharadi: It is amazing herbal oil that provides great relief. Tender application of Sahacharadi over the varicosed vein/ veins can work wonders.
Herbs like Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Brhami go a long way to restore the Vata balance.
Do not lose sleep over Varicose Veins. The best and most effective Ayurvedic Treatment is just a click away.

PCOD or Polycystic Ovary disease is one of the most common hormonal disorders faced by women today. The trigger for PCOD varies from person to person, and can range from poor diet and stress to fluctuating insulin and hormonal disturbances. PCOD patients have an enlarged ovary with a number of small follicular cysts. If you or a loved one has PCOD, here are a few things you should know.

Acknowledge the symptoms
PCOD is hard to diagnose. Some of its symptoms are irregular periods, high insulin levels, abnormal hair growth, low thyroid, acne, obesity and high blood pressure. Checkups at regular intervals are needed to confirm a PCOD diagnosis.
A change in lifestyle is the best form of medication

Medication for PCOD addresses its symptoms. For example, you could take medication to correct Insulin resistance or pills to control acne and hair growth. However, a lifestyle change in the form of a well balanced diet and regular exercise is essential for PCOD patients. In terms of diet, PCOD sufferers should have lesser carbohydrates and sugars, and increased amounts of fiber and protein. Exercise helps control weight and the balance between male and female hormones. PCOD patients also need to find ways to lower their stress levels. Yoga and meditation can be very helpful to this effect. Without this, no medication will be effective.
If left untreated PCOD can lead to many other problems

Diagnosing PCOD is difficult and even when diagnosed, regular checkups are essential for PCOD. When left unchecked, PCOD can lead to many more problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even endometrial cancer. PCOD can also result in difficulties at the time of conception and lead to miscarriages if not treated properly.

You can have a baby even if you have PCOD
A PCOD diagnosis can make it hard to get pregnant, but does not limit your ability to conceive a healthy baby. If the patient has fertility problems because of PCOD, doctors often prescribe treatments to stimulate the ovaries into producing more eggs. Women with PCOD are often recommended to plan an early pregnancy, as advancing age adds to the limited capacity of the ovaries.
Lastly, know that you aren't alone and PCOD should not embarrass you. Instead of bottling up your feelings and thoughts, find supportive friends and family members that you can talk to. You can also find support online through a number of discussion forums. Or contact us for a private consultation.
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My mom suffers from Varicose Veins. She has swelling and pain in both of her legs. I have seen many doctors (orthopedic, General surgeon and more) in my town. All the doctors say that the problem doesn't have a permanent solution. Since the problem is in multiple veins, operating on some veins will not cure it, as other veins in future will have the same problem. The only cure or alternative they suggest is to use compression stocking. Do any cure exist for the Varicose vein problem? I have seen many medical websites and mostly it looks like they close the vein which is leading to improper blood flow or damaged. Is this treatment effective? While searching online I found this old article (2004) Cms Suggesting "Percutaneous Venous Valve Placement" but searching more on it looks like it is related veins near heart? Is it a treatment for varicose vein? Please suggest me any good doctors/hospitals and treatment for the same. And thanks a ton for helping me.

MBBS, DNB - Peripheral Vascular Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, MNAMS
Vascular Surgeon, Nashik
Its better to see vascular surgeon who are specialized in varicose vein treatments. And with your history of research in disease might have shown you some complicated problems with varicose veins. But it does have better side. But need good assesement to know thorough problem with patient. And about treatment yes their ate multiple treatment options avialble for varicose veins depending on its severity and complexity.
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I am having thrombophlebitis, taking acitrom 4 mg regularly, is their risk for clots to move now.

MBBS, DNB - Peripheral Vascular Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, MNAMS
Vascular Surgeon, Nashik
I am having thrombophlebitis, taking acitrom 4 mg regularly, is their risk for clots to move now.
Get done one venous duplex. For how many days you have this problem. All thrombophlebitis may not require acitrom.
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Varicose Vein!

Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Homeopath, Haldwani
वेरिकोस वैन(varicose vein) का होमियोपैथी द्वारा सफल इलाज-

जोड़ों में दर्द होता है, टांगें कमजोर-सी प्रतीत होती हैं, कभी-कभी इसमें बेहद जलन का अनुभव होता है। टांगों की शिराओं की सूजन को ही शिरा-शोथ कहते हैं।


1-सबसे पहले आपको पैर की नसों में नीलापन दिखेगा, वो मोटा और स्किन के ऊपर की तरफ नजर आएगा।
2-पैर की नसें टेढ़ी-मेढ़ी नजर आएगी, उसमे हल्का सूजन रहेगा और उसमे दर्द भी रहेगा।
3-varicose veins पुरुषों से ज्यादा महिलाओं को हुआ करती है।
4-पैरो का काल पड़ना या काले धब्बे पड़ना,
5-पैर के घाव(अलसर) का ठीक नही होना।

VNUS Closure - Why Is It Performed?

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Thrissur
VNUS Closure - Why Is It Performed?
A VNUS closure procedure is a medical minimal invasive treatment that offers an efficient and non- surgical alternative for treating varicose veins. Varicose vein is a medical condition where the veins become large and swollen and begin to appear on the skin especially on the legs. The condition arises when the valves do not function properly and the blood begins to flow in the opposite direction. This often results in pooling of the blood in a certain area which makes the vein enlarge. As a result, they begin to appear on the skin as blue or dark purple and the most commonly affected areas are the legs. Apart from treating them with medicines, there are two distinct methods to treat them- invasive and non- surgical methods. VNUS closure is one non-surgical procedure that can treat and cure varicose veins.

The twisted and bulging chords in case of varicose veins can burst and give rise to ulcers. Before conditions get worse, one must get it treated and as proven, non-surgical methods are best to treat them. The VNUS procedure uses radioactive frequency to heat and close the vein from within. These heat waves contract the collagen found inside the vein walls and causes them to collapse and shut down.

There are several reasons why this is the best process to treat varicose veins. Some of which are:

This is not an open surgery and is minimally invasive.
The treatment does not require a very big setting such as other surgeries. It can be performed on the patient under local anesthesia and patients are often allowed to walk out of the clinic after a few hours of the procedure.
The patients can resume normal activities within two days of the procedure being performed.
The treatment is effective and provides long-lasting relief for the problem.
There is nothing scary about this treatment and it is a very simple procedure.
Before the procedure begins, the doctor using an ultrasound marks the position at the end of the groin. After the patient has been sedated using a local anesthesia, a special catheter is then inserted into the vein through a small 2-3mm cut just below the knee. Once that has been done, radiofrequency energy is used to seal the faulty veins. At the end of the procedure, a small dressing is applied, along with a special compression stocking which the patient needs to wear for the next 7 to 10 days. The process provides instant relief from the symptoms.

However, one must consult a doctor who can advise the patient on the best procedure for varicose veins after an examination to determine the intensity of the problem.
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Dear Sir I am suffering from varicose vein problem from last 3 years. The problem getting worse time to time. Kind kindly suggest me.

MBBS, DNB - Peripheral Vascular Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, MNAMS
Vascular Surgeon, Nashik
Hi Mr. lybrate-user, I Will like to whats your working pattern. Also will lime to know whats symptoms you have. Tha just seen bulging veins. Suggest 1.Get venous duplex in standing position and details analysis of present problems. 2.Consult vascular surgeon assess severity clinically 3. We have tremendous treatment option from conservative to minimal invasive to surgery in today era all are minor interventions.
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