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Following foods alleviate the varicose veins symptoms, enhance blood circulation and strengthen the walls of the veins: ||1. Whole grains- Barley, Millet, Oatmeal, Buckwheat, Brown rice, whole wheat bread, etc. ||2. Citrus fruits- orange, grape fruit, kiwi, etc. ||3. Avocado ||4. Asparagus ||5. Ginger ||6. Chiaseeds/flaxseeds
Eating the following foods can make varicose veins worse: ||1. Junk, oily and greasy foods ||2. Canned and preserved foods ||3. Refined grain foods such as de-germed cornmeal, white bread, and white rice ||4. Foods that contain refined sugar like cake, cookies, pastries, tomato and pasta sauce ||5. Too much caffeine can also trigger varicose veins symptoms
No, pregnant women cannot undergo varicose veins surgery as it is considered risky for the fetus. Usually, varicose veins heal within 2-3 months after pregnancy. However, if the condition persists or keeps on getting worse even after pregnancy, immediate surgery becomes necessary.
You can do following exercises for fast symptomatic relief from varicose veins: ||1. Walking ||2. Calf raises ||3. Thigh raises Yoga poses for varicose veins: ||4. Tadasana (Mountain Pose) ||5. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) ||6. Navasana (Boat Pose) ||Avoid these exercises with varicose veins: ||- Running ||- Weight lifting ||These exercise exert more pressure on the varicose veins and make them worse
Massaging varicose veins helps in reducing the swelling, relieving pain, and preventing cramping. But massaging varicose veins cannot completely cure varicose veins. Proper medical care and attention is necessary to cure varicose veins.
You should see a varicose veins doctor if you experience symptoms like constant dull ache, heaviness and swelling in legs. These are the initial symptoms of varicose veins. As the condition progresses, you may also notice twisted bulging veins that appear dark in color.
Yes, in some cases, varicose veins can come back after surgery. The chances of recurrence of varicose veins are as much as 60% for open surgery. Fortunately, the chances of recurrence of varicose veins are almost nil for laser surgery as the laser energy diminishes the bulging veins and reroutes the blood through the healthier veins.
Walking is good for varicose veins as it improves the blood circulation through the veins and subsides the swelling. Walking also strengthens calf muscles, prevents muscular cramping and hence improve varicose veins symptoms.
You can do the following things to stop varicose veins from getting worse: ||1. Maintain a healthy body weight ||2. Exercise and practice yoga regularly ||3. Avoid wearing tight fitted clothes ||4. Do not stand or remain seated for long hours ||5. Wear flat comfortable footwear instead of heels or tight shoes ||6. Stay hydrated and drink lots of water
The recovery period after laser surgery for varicose veins is quite short and you can easily get on with your routine activities within just 1-2 days after the surgery. Just make sure that you wear compression stockings for 5-6 days after the surgery to prevent the formation of blood clots in the veins.
Yes, in some cases, varicose veins can come back after surgery. The chances of recurrence of varicose veins are as much as 60% for open surgery. Fortunately, the chances of recurrence of varicose veins are almost nil for laser surgery.
Varicose veins in legs occur during pregnancy due to increased constant pressure on the lower body. The pressure on the veins in legs increase as the blood volume and size of the uterus/fetus increase. Usually, varicose veins due to pregnancy heal within 2-3 months after delivery but in cases where the condition prolongs , consult with a specialist is necessary.
People who have to remain seated or stand for long periods of time, obese or lead a sedentary mode of lifestyle, pregnant women are more prone to varicose veins.
Yes, varicose veins negatively affect the blood circulation as blood starts pooling inside the damaged veins. This prevents the emptying of blood from legs and recirculation of oxygenated blood.
For the conventional open surgery for varicose veins, you may be required to stay in the hospital for 3-4 days. However. the advanced laser treatment is a daycare procedure and you can go home on the same day as soon as the effect of anesthesia wears off.
If you are suffering from varicose veins, you may face symptoms like burning sensation, throbbing pain and swelling in the legs. You may also notice some abnormally large veins protruding through the skin surface. If you identify yourself to be dealing with most of these symptoms, immediately get in touch with a vascular specialist near you.
The advanced laser treatment offers permanent relief from varicose veins that too in a minimally invasive manner. The laser treatment does not involve major cuts or incisions or inflicts pain. It is a quick procedure performed under the influence of anesthesia that diminishes the varicose veins and reroutes the blood circulation.
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