Varicose veins occur mainly in the legs and develop when valves in perforating veins do not close properly and the blood flows back to the superficial veins. This backflow creates a bulge of venous blood, which we call varicose veins. These can look unsightly and cause pain, but can be managed if they are not too severe.
Self-help measures include exercise such as walking and flexing the leg muscles when sitting for long periods. Try including more fibre in the diet to avoid constipation and try to avoid standing for long periods of time.
For topical relief a gel containing horse chestnut, red vine leaf or witch hazel may help to alleviate symptoms. Red vine leaf and horse chestnut can also be taken internally. They contain ingredients designed to strengthen and tone the walls of veins, reduce swelling and fluid leakage. Keep your circulation healthy by including antioxidants in your diet.
A. Vogel Aesculus 50ml:
A. Vogel Aesculus 50ml is to be taken in a little water when veins are inflamed and as general maintenance for relieving varicose veins. More >>>
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Lamberts VeinTain 60:
Lamberts VeinTain 60 contain plant extracts which support peripheral circulation and help maintain and enhance a healthy blood flow throughout the body and good vein health. More >>>
Price: £10.75 (incl VAT)
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Venous Insufficiency Capsules
Paroven 250mg 120 Capsules:
To reduce oedema (swelling) of the legs and ankles also relieves common symptoms such as aching, tired, heavy, swollen, painful and restless legs, pins and needles and night cramps. More >>>