Home Remedy For Varicose Veins In Legs

When the capillary walls lose their elasticity and the cells become weak it causes broken capillaries. If you suffer from such a problem often then it is important to consult a doctor as it could be an indication of another disease. Medications such as Coumadin, aspirin and Warfarin are blood thinners and could lead to bleeding of capillaries by preventing blood clotting. You should also avoid alcohol and extreme temperatures. There are certain herbal remedies which can help seal capillaries that are bleeding and also strengthen the walls of the capillaries.

1. Billberry: It contains anthocyanins that are useful for blood vessels and capillaries. The anthocyanins regenerates and repairs leaky or broken blood vessels and capillaries, it also improves the production of mucopolysaccharides that aid in synthesize collagen which in turn strengthen the walls of capillaries. Dietary supplements are available.

2. Butcher's Broom: Neoruscogenin and ruscogenin are two active ingredients contained in butcher's broom and it reduces inflammations and strengthens blood vessels and capillaries as well. It is dried and available in capsules, this herb must be avoided if you have a high blood pressure as the herb constricts the blood vessels.

3. Gotu Kola: Asiaticoside, triterpines and madecassoside are contained in gotu kola which aids in strengthening capillaries and veins and improves blood circulation. The extract of the herb is usually taken. Scarring and varicose veins are minimized when you intake the herb. It must be avoided during pregnancy as it is known to cause miscarriage.

4. Arnica: This herb is both an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, it heals bruised and seals capillaries that are broken. It is available as cream or you can use a compress that is soaked in arnica blend tea or water with drops of the herb tincture.

5. Comfrey: this is the oldest herbal remedy for skin problems. It contains allanatoin and has anti-inflammatory properties that treats bleeding capillaries and is also useful for repairing bruises and other skin problems. The herb is used as a cream or applied using a cloth soaked in a tea blend. It is harms the liver if ingested.

6. Parsley: It is a herb common to all households and it can be effective in treating bruises and broken capillaries. The parsley is moistened and applied to the effected area, the effectiveness depends on the amount of time you keep it on. Fresh parsley must be used for every treatment.

7. Tumeric: Turmeric contains curcumin and improves blood circulation, strengthens capillaries and blood vessels and prevents blood clotting.

8. Geranium: The essential oil is used to treat eczema, broken capillaries, bruises and other problems on mature delicate skin. It helps improve regeneration of cells and hence speeds up the healing process.

Caution

It is very important that you consult a doctor before using any of these herbs, especially if you are already taking blood thinning medications. If you don't verify with your doctor then the use of these herbal remedies could lead to complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a name for veins that pop out of your skin?
    I know about varicose veins, but i am wondering if there is a different name for less extreme cases. I just have a few little spots on my legs where a vein pops out.
    Is there a name for this, & does anyone know a home remedy, or natural treatment for them? and while your at it, do you know what causes it?

    • ANSWER:
      buttercup - What you are describing sounds like the very thin "spider veins." Spider veins, also known as road-map veins, are very tiny superficial blood vessels that increase in size over time and commonly occur on the legs. Women, people who have a blood relative with the condition and workers who stand regularly in their jobs are more susceptible to spider veins.
      Heredity accounts for 80 percent of people who develop spider veins.
      Tanning does not hide the appearance of spider veins. In fact, excessive sun exposure can cause spider veins since harmful ultraviolet light breaks down collagen, which composes the walls of spider veins, and can cause thinning and spreading of the veins.
      Crossing your legs does not cause spider veins.
      Gaining a lot of weight does not cause spider veins. In fact, weight loss can make a person more prone to spider veins, as it causes the skin to collapse and reveal what is underneath.
      Vitamin supplements do not prevent spider veins.
      Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard in treating people with spider veins. This procedure allows large areas of the veins to be treated efficiently with hair-thin needles containing a sclerosing solution, which irritates the lining of the vessel causing it to swell, stick together and the blood to clot. In a matter of weeks, the vessel turns into scar tissue that eventually fades and becomes barely noticeable.

  2. QUESTION:
    If I stand for more than one hour at one place continuously i get pain in the right leg?What is the remedy?
    I have varicose veins mild in the right leg and wearing a compression stockings does not help. Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      The goals of varicose vein treatment are to reduce symptoms and prevent complications. For some, the goal may be improved appearance. Home treatment-especially exercising, wearing compression stockings, and elevating the legs-is the first and often best approach.

      If home treatment does not help, there are treatment options. Vein surgery, called ligation and removing, is a standard treatment for problem varicose veins. But laser or radiofrequency vein treatments are likely to give good results with less risk, less pain, and a shorter recovery time.1 Because these are fairly new treatments, long-term results aren't yet known. If you plan to have laser or radiofrequency treatment, look for a doctor with a lot of experience.

      Ligation and removing. Incisions are made over the varicose veins, and the vein is tied off (ligated) and removed (removing).
      Sclerotherapy. A chemical (sclerosant) is injected into a varicose vein to damage and scar the inside lining of the vein, causing the vein to close. This usually works best for small veins.
      Laser treatment. Laser energy is used to scar and destroy varicose veins. This is called ablation. Endovenous laser therapy uses a laser fiber inserted into the vein. Laser ablation inside the vein makes the vein close up.
      Radiofrequency treatment. Radiofrequency energy (instead of laser energy) is used inside a vein to scar and close it off. It can be used to close off a large varicose vein in the leg. This ablation treatment is new and may not be available in your area.
      Treatment may be necessary to remove the damaged veins, treat complications, or correct an underlying problem that is causing the varicose veins. The size of your varicose veins affects your treatment options. Generally, larger varicose veins are treated with surgery (ligation and removing), endovenous laser, or radiofrequency treatment. In some cases, a combination of treatments may work best. Smaller varicose veins and spider veins are usually treated with sclerotherapy or laser therapy on your skin.

      Some people may want to improve how their legs look, even though their varicose veins are not causing other problems. In these cases, surgery, sclerotherapy, or laser or radiofrequency treatment may be appropriate-as long as there are no other health problems that make these treatments risky.

  3. QUESTION:
    what are some good ways to reduce inflammation for varicose veins in legs?
    my grandma has here feet really swollen and she said the medicine doesn´t work is there any other home remedies

    • ANSWER:
      Hello there! The remedy that I have seen work is wearing support type stockings. These can be purchased at your local pharmacy. They have lots of colors and styles to choose from. You should see some results after a few weeks to a month.

      Another remedy is applying vinegar, this is supposed to shrink the veins and relieve discomfort.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these spider veins on my legs?
    I'm only 27, but I'm getting spider veins and I hate it! Just wondering, I know there are ways of preventing them, but as far as getting rid of them without surgery or paying a whole lot, do I have any options? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Spider veins are hereditary and they can vary from person to person typically showing themselves around age 20 - 30. Have you talked to your doctor to make sure there isn't something else going on?

      There is a website I visit often called Home Remedy Central, there's a lot of interesting information. Here is a page on spider veins:

      http://www.homeremedycentral.com/en/home-remedies/natural-cure/spider-veins.html

      The Mayo Clinic website is also one of my first stops when I want to find out about stuff. Here is what they have to say about spider veins.

      Spider veins
      Small superficial veins (telangiectasias or spider veins) are a common concern in women, especially after pregnancy. They also frequently occur in people who have varicose veins. Those who have spider veins and varicose veins can reduce the risk of rapid recurrence of spider veins by having the varicose veins treated first.

      Medium and large spider veins are best treated by sclerotherapy — a chemical solution is injected into the vein to cause it to inflame and ultimately disappear. Laser therapy is most effective on small and medium-sized veins.

      http://www.mayoclinic.org/cosmetic-surgery/skinproblems.html

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you get varicose veins? How can you make them disappear?
    I need a home remedy for it

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Geisha

      In answer to your medical question regarding Varicose Veins, the medical answer to your question is as follows:-

      Varicose Veins develope in the circulatory vein system of the leg's and mainly in the carf of the leg's which causes the veins to swell as a result of blood clot's.Un-treated, this condition can lead to a starvation of the blood supply within the leg and the necessary emergency surgical procedure of amputation needed.

      In it's mild form; Varicose Veins can be treated by surgical operation to remove the blood clot's in order to avoid circulatory blood starvation of the leg's.

      In it's first, or early stages of development, tablet's are available to be taken at home for the purpose of disolving the blood clot's.

      You should consult your General Medical Practitioner to discuss him, or her placing you upon the course of tablet's which will disolve your blood clot's whilst being at home.

      I therefore trust that this answer's your medical question.

  6. QUESTION:
    How can urine acid cause painful leg swelling?
    65 year old brother has been having swollen legs from knees down to ankles for 2 years. Doctor says it is caused by urine acid. He prescribed some medication but it's not helping him.
    He did not give him any other advice.
    Comments please.
    Chris: Thanks for the correction. English is his second launguage, so he misunderstood uric for urine. Now I know where to look for further info.

    • ANSWER:
      Your brother most likely has "Uric Acid" problems, if the 'doctor' has any idea what he's talking about. Uric acid forms in many people, and tends to settle around joints, such as the knee, ankle, and big toe. This is a very, very old complaint. In fact, in bygone days, it was called gout and they thought it was due to drinking alcohol. Some quacks still hold to this belief.

      Is your brother diabetic, over weight, or being treated for hypertension (high BP)? If so, uric acid could be the problem, but there are others. Diabetics tend to have swelling of the legs, poor circulation, and so on. There is a simple test for this problem (examine the blood for uric acid crystals), and then treat. But, as with anything, the medicine may or may not work, since we're all slightly different. And, if it isn't uric acid, then it won't work. There are home remedies that may work, such as vinegar. Also, watching what he eats may help. Alcohol can cause flare up, but not in everyone. Some foods can cause it to flare up as well. I doubt I have space here to list everything, but you can check online at some of the medical sites to see if you know anything he does that may trigger bouts with it.

      If it is 'gout,' the pain can be intense. You may try raising the legs, such as in a recliner or using pillows in bed, to about a 20 degree incline. This works with most leg problems, from varicose veins to swelling, and in both men and women.

      They may be other medicine to try on the market, but you may need to see another quack, er, doctor. Sadly, today, too many are so stuck-on-themselves that they won't admit they may be wrong, or that you may be different (and their training is thus wrong) in such a way that the medicine doesn't work. And, since your doctor was so helpful in giving advice, I suspect this is the case. A good doctor should take the time to answer any questions you have about your condition, and alternative treatments, when available, but that is not always the case.

      Example. I 40-year-old man was taken to the ER for extreme pain in his right foot. He had no idea what happened to it, other than it started hurting the day before, began swelling, turned a blushed or reddish color, and finally made him seek medical attention since he could not walk and even "air touching it hurt." The doctor immediately declared it was gout, order a test to confirm it, and went out to write this in the man's medical charts. Even though the man did not drink, the doctor wrote that the man was drinking and set off an attack of gout. When the test came back without the expected uric acid results, but an elevated white blood cell count, the doctor assumed it was wrong, and held his opinion. Two days later, the man noticed that his foot was returning to a normal color, and the swelling was leaving. At this point, he noticed a small red place on the arch of his foot. When it was examined closer, it was found to be a bite or sting site. This, with the allergy to insect bites and the elevated white BC count, lead to the actual cause of the problem, a spider bite, that happened while the man was sleeping. It may just have been luck that the man was diabetic, which kept the poison from spreading and thus causing a more severe reaction, that could have been fatal. The lack of uric acid and elevated white blood count should have suggested something else was wrong, but... The 'doctor' who found the problem was not a doctor, but an Army medic, formerly, and he credited it with 'luck' and not his training. But, as I have seen often enough, usually the EMT and 'lesser' trained people can do better than the inflated ego doctors, and their big incomes.

      There are a number of causes to swelling legs. A complete history should suggest some alternatives, from poor circulation on up. A second opinion would be your best option, I think. And, keeping the legs elevated should help some, regardless of the cause.

      Hope he gets to feeling better.

  7. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies for removing varicose veins?
    They're starting to form on the back of my hands, on my feet, and on my thighs. I know doctors have procedures to remove or at least reduce that, but is there anything I can do at home to prevent them from getting worse?
    Is it even possible to remove varicose veins at home with common ingredients?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to get a lot when I was temping as a bartender/waitress. It helps to have a hot shower and then lie in bed, raising your legs upside down above your heart for a good 30 minutes to an hour. Read a mag or watch TV sideways. I sometimes put ointment on them beforehand to help 'warm up the blood circulation'. The green veins usually reduce in swelling and go back 'hiding' under my fair skin.

      Try to avoid extremely hot water as they help your veins to surface and thus you can see them through your skin. The veins are also really green because the deoxygenated blood is just trapped under the valves of your legs, not being pushed all the way up to the heart. So this little relaxation exercise would help a little. If it is severe or chronic, I'm sure medical procedures would help a lot more. Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    should i get varicose veins checked out with my doctor?
    i just got them on my legs recently and idk if i should just try some home remedies or go straight to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    What causes and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs? I have this problem now 4 over a week.
    I have never before had the ongoing problem of feet, ankles, and legs swelling and staying that way despite ice packs and elevation. I am now 70 years young and have always been fairly active. I am now retired, and everything seems to be going wrong at once. Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, what did you do about it?

    I am now on water pills for the past two days, but so far, no results have come of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly in older people. It may affect both legs and may include the calves or even the thighs. Because of the effect of gravity, swelling is particularly noticeable in these locations.

      Swollen legs may be a sign of heart failure, kidney failure, or liver failure. In these conditions, there is too much fluid in the body.

      Other conditions that can cause swelling to one or both legs include:

      Blood clot
      Leg infection
      Venous insufficiency (when the veins in your legs are unable to adequately pump blood back to the heart)
      Varicose veins
      Burns (including sunburn)
      Insect bite or sting
      Starvation or malnutrition
      Surgery to your leg or foot

      Certain medications may also cause your legs to swell:

      Hormones like estrogen (in birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy) and testosterone
      A group of blood pressure lowering drugs called calcium channel blockers (such as nifedipine, amlodipine, diltiazem, felodipine, and verapamil)
      Steroids
      Antidepressants, including MAO inhibitors (such as phenelzine and tranylcypromine) and tricyclics (such as nortriptyline, desipramine, and amitriptyline)

      Home Care

      Elevate your legs above your heart while lying down.
      Exercise your legs. This helps pump fluid from your legs back to your heart.
      Wear support stockings (sold at most drug and medical supply stores).
      Try to follow a low-salt diet, which may reduce fluid retention and swelling.

      Call 911 if:

      You feel short of breath.
      You have chest pain, especially if it feels like pressure or tightness.

      Call your doctor right away if:

      You have decreased urine output.
      You have a history of liver disease and now have swelling in your legs or abdomen.
      Your swollen foot or leg is red or warm to the touch.
      You have a fever.
      You are pregnant and have more than just mild swelling or have a sudden increase in swelling.
      Also call your doctor if self care measures do not help or swelling worsens.

      Once you start taking lasix or another form of water pill it usually takes a few days to a week before you'll actually start to see results.

  10. QUESTION:
    Anyone Know of a Working Home Treatment of Vericose Veins?
    My husband has terrible vericose veins and we've recently discovered that it's possible for them to rupture. He's very worried about this. Our insurance is not the best and we'd like to try treating it at home before going to a doctor.

    I'm looking for remedies that you have personally used with success or that someone you know personally has used with success. I'm already looking on the internet myself.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      If we offered you a miracle remedy that prevents "Varicose Veins" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won’t find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.

      Try the Natural Cures for Varicose Veins.

      Veins are thin-walled vessels through which the impure blood is carried back to the heart. They usually have valves which regular the flow of blood towards the heart. Varicose veins are a condition in which veins become enlarged, dilated or thickened. Varicose veins can occur in any part of the body but generally appear on the legs. The veins of the legs are the largest in the body and they carry the blood from the lower extremities upwards towards the heart. The direction of circulation in these vessels is largely determined by gravity. Though there are no mechanical obstacles to blood-flow, it is usually the incompetence of the valve which leads to an increase in intravenous pressure. Varicose veins have an unsightly appearance and can be dangerous. A blood clot within a large, greatly dilated vein may breakaway and move toward the heart and lungs, causing serious complications. Varicose veins are about thrice as common as occurrence in women as in men. This disease is rare in rural undeveloped societies.

      Symptoms: The first sign of varicose veins is a swelling along the course of the veins. This may be followed by muscular cramps and a feeling of tiredness in the legs behind he knees. In some cases, the normal flow of blood towards the heart may be reversed when the patient is in an upright position. This results in venous blood collecting in the lower part of the legs and the skin becomes purplish and pigmented, leading to what is known as varicose eczema or varicose ulcers. Both conditions cause severe pain.

      Causes: A varicose condition of the veins results from sluggish circulation due to various factors such as constipation, dietetic errors, lack of exercise, and smoking. Standing for long periods and wearing tight clothing's can also lead to sluggish circulation. Pregnancy may cause varicose veins due to increased pressure in the pelvis and abdomen, which slows down the flow of blood from the lower extremities to the heart. Women usually suffer from this condition in the early years of childbearing. Obesity can also cause varicose veins.

      Treatment: For a proper treatment of varicose veins, the patients should, in the beginning, be put on a juice fast for four or five days or on all-fruit diet for 7 to 10 days. A warm water enema should be administered daily during this period to cleanse the bowels and measures should be taken to avoid constipation.

      After the juice fast or all the fruits-diet, the patient should adopt restricted diet plan. In this regimen, oranges, or orange and lemon juice may be taken for breakfast. The midday meal may consist of a raw salad or any of the vegetables in the season with olive oil and lemon juice dressing. Steamed vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, carrots, turnips, cauliflower, and raisins, figs, or dates may be taken in the evening. No bread or potatoes or other starchy food should be included in this diet, or otherwise the whole effect of the diet will be lost. After the restricted diet, the patient may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet with emphasis on grains, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits. About 75 per cent of the diet should consist of raw vegetables and fruits. All condiments, alcoholic drinks, coffee, strong tea, white flour products, white sugar, and white sugar products should be strictly avoided. A short fast or the all-fruit diet for two or three days may be undertaken every month, depending on the progress.

      Raw vegetables juices, especially carrot juice in combination with spinach juice, have proved highly beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins. The formula proportion considered helpful in this combination are carrot 300 ml. and spinach 200 ml to prepare 500 ml of juice.

      Certain nutrients, especially vitamin E and C have also been found effective in the treatment of this disease. The patient should take vitamin C in a therapeutic dose up to 3000 mg and Vitamin E in therapeutic doses from 600 to 1200 IU daily. This will relieve him of pain and leg cramps associated with varicose veins.

      The alternate hot and cold hipbath is very valuable and should be taken daily. The affected parts should be sprayed with cold water or cold packs should be applied to them. A mudpack may be applied at night and allowed to remain until morning. A hot Epsom-salt bath is also very valuable and should be taken twice a week.

      Precautionary Measures: The following precautionary measures will help prevent varicose veins and ease symptoms if the disease has already developed:

      When on a long plane or train trip get up and walk around every half an hour. If on a long trip by car, stop once in a while and get out to stretch your legs.
      1. When you are reading or watching television, elevate your feet and rest your legs on a chair or stool.
      2. Mobility helps general circulation. Walking is beneficial as the movements of leg muscles help push the blood upwards. Swimming or walking in deep water does much the same thing. The great pressure of the water against legs helps move the blood up the veins and protects against stagnation.
      3. Sleeping with feet raised slightly above the level of the heart helps the blood flow away from ankles. In case of serious troubles with varicose veins, the bed should be raised by placing blocks of six inches height under the posts at the foot. This is, however, not advisable for person with heart trouble.
      4. If confined to bed, movement of feet and legs should be encouraged to help keep circulation moving youthfully.
      5. Round garters should never be worn. They cut off the venous circulation, thus raising pressure in the veins and increasing the risk of varicosities.
      6. Elastic girdles should not be worn continuously, especially when seated for a long time, such as at a desk, or during a plane, train or auto trip. The girdles bunch up and hamper the return flow of blood.
      7. Pregnant woman should wear elastic stockings and lie down occasionally during the day. Getting up soon after delivery is also helpful in blood circulation.
      8. These easy-to-follow flex-exercises are beneficial as they ease the cause of varicose veins and thereby relieve the resultant symptoms. Sun bathing and deep breathing exercises are also helpful.

      Certain inverted yoga postures such as viparitakarni, sarvagasana, and shirshashana are beneficial in the treatment of varicose veins as they drain the blood from the legs and reduce pressure on the veins. They help to relax the muscles and allow the blood freely in and out of the lower extremities. Padmasana, gomukhasana, vajrasana, and shalabhasana are also beneficial.

      Hope this helps, Good Luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    how can i get rid of dark veins in my legs?
    any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Juan - Hola! There are 2 types of leg veins. They are the large varicose veins and the small "spider" veins. Many people have the spider veins which are flat just under the skin surface. These may be treated in a skin or vein clinic, commonly by injecting a small amount of liquid (a sclerosing agent) which blocks and closes them down in a harmless way. Several treatments may be required. Larger varicose veins bulge above the skin and may need to be evaluated for outpatient surgery by small incisions and stripping. Your doctor will guide you.
      Buena suerte!

  12. QUESTION:
    Anyone know any natural remedies to heal diabetic ulcers?
    I have several on my legs that have broke open & are very infected. I would go the a doctor or hospital but I don't have any health insurance. I have been unemployed for awhile, so I have no money either.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all I would like to say that I treat a lot of this sort of problem here where I live in Spain (due to varicose veins, diabetes and blood clots etc).

      I am a healer and I often make herbal medicines for the people here. Diabetes effects maybe 70% of our village (The old have it badly).
      I do not charge and I work for free, so you know that what I am telling you comes from caring, not from greed. The remedies are very cheap.

      Now to begin with I would say buy Lavendar Essential Oil...this heals MOST wounds 100% in a short time. It is antifungal and anti viral so it's good to keep in your closet.
      Use it for anything external (go easy if ever using it on delicate private areas).
      Water a few drops down in a saucer of cooled pre-boiled water.
      Use cotton wool to clean the ulcer...fresh cotton wool each time or a pre-boiled cloth.
      If you are brave enough...dab some undiluted oil on to the wound, it will sting for a second but work more efficiently.
      Leave it to the air in the day, cover it at night.

      Use Lavendar as a mouth wash for tooth ache...cold sores...Dandruff, spots...ANYTHING. It is truely amazing.
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      Next (though this depends on the type of diabetes which you have)
      Use honey, smear it onto the wound,,,bandage it up.
      Clean twice a day,,,re-apply the honey.
      Again honey is amazing...it cures headaches, heals burns, softens skin...etc.
      In wars they used to use sugar to heal open wounds and ulcers...so if you have no honey use sugar.
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      ALSO:
      Get in the habit of having short walks, elevate your leg when sitting (not to high).
      Massage your legs, keep the blood going...NEVER sit for too long.
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      Last of all:
      IF you think your ulcers are too bad to remedy at home seek medical advice!!! It is so easy to get blood poisoning from leg ulcers...you could have your foot drop off !!
      Hmmm sell your computer if it's yours...I'd sooner have some one look at my legs (Not being rude, being sensible and friendly).

      OK am done :o)

  13. QUESTION:
    What can I do to treat a varicocele with no surgery?
    I have a varicocele for 2 months now and have been to the doctor and said it was harmless and I would like to know how i can treat it from like a home remedy or something

    • ANSWER:
      Apply a heat to the area (either a sitz bath or a heat pack) and wear scrotal support (either a jock or briefs). There is really nothing you can do to fix it yourself. It should have been explained that it is like a varicose vein in the leg (but in the veins in the scrotum). Men live with these their whole life and most likely will never cause a problem; unless you have some concern about fertility in which case it could be fixed. However, be aware that there are activity and lifting restrictions for SIX WEEKS after the procedure (called a va If it is not painful, you should leave it alone as the procedure is worse than the "problem".

  14. QUESTION:
    Could you please tell me what causes varicose veins and if there is a remedy other than surgical?
    These are tiny veins that are seen mainly on your legs, and sometime and can be very embarassing especially when you have to put on a bathing suit

    • ANSWER:
      "Vericose veins tend to run in families and are more common in people who are overweight. In most cases, they donot require treatment. If varicose veins cause bothersome symptoms, treatment may be helpful.

      You usually cannot prevent varicose veins from developing. Home treatment may help slow their progression, relieve symptoms, and prevent complications.

      Home Treatment:
      *Wear supportive elastic stockings (full-length, not knee-highs). For mild symptoms, regular support pantyhose may work. For more bothersome symptoms, buy elastic stockings at a pharmacy or medical supply store (your doctor can give you a prescription).
      * Avoid tight clothing that limits circulation, such as knee-high stockings which are so tight that they leave elastic band marks around your legs, or pants that are tight in the waist and thighs. Tight clothing cuts off circulation and can worsen varicose veins.

      *Elevate your legs on a footstool when you are sitting. Avoid crossing your legs at the knee. Put your feet flat on the floor or cross your legs at the ankles. At the end of the day, elevate your legs above your heart for awhile.

      *Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Get up and walk around often, or sit down and elevate your legs. Contracting the muscles in your legs helps move blood back toward the heart.

      *Get regular exercise, such as walking, bicycling, dancing, or swimming. Working your leg muscles helps keep blood from pooling in the legs.

      *Maintain a healthy body weight.

  15. QUESTION:
    What to do for poor circulation?
    What are some home remedies for poor circulation in feet and legs?

    • ANSWER:
      1. EXERCISE - A MAJOR KEY TO EXCELLENT HEALTH.
      Love it or hate it - exercise is good for blood circulation!

      It is a source of wonder that the human body will so often function for very many years, without any serious attempt at exercise by its owner.

      The human body may be a wonderful - miraculous - machine; but it
      does need help. Don't sit there and let your body stagnate!

      You need regular exercise - especially if you are in a sedentary (desk-based) job. Go for a long walk at lunch time, for example, or get off the bus a few stops early. Owning a dog is another great way of getting exercise. Join a gym. Play a sport. Exercise is needed every single week.

      Exercise is particularly important for the lymphatic fluid - a vital part of our immune system. This is because muscle action is how the lymph is 'squeezed' along the lymph vessels.

      The lymph hasn't got a heart to pump it round - so it's either exercise or nothing.

      2. HERBS FOR BLOOD CIRCULATION

      There are lots of herbs and spices which help blood circulation. These include ginkgo, cayenne, ginger and garlic.

      Ginkgo biloba is a powerful herb which is widely used to improve the circulation. It is also one of the best selling herbs in the UK, Germany and France.

      Article on Ginkgo
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      Ginkgo biloba is well proven to help circulation, and thus helps in very many cases of tinnitus, dementia, Alzheimers, poor memory, lowered sexual function and difficulties with circulation to the arms and legs - such as Raynaud's syndrome, which affects the hands.

      One of the best blood circulation herbs. Cayenne has a great affinity with the blood - which is appropriate, given its red colour. Cayenne is a mild form of chilli powder. So you could get similar benefits by eating lots of curries!

      Cayenne has the reputation of stopping bleeding. For example, I have seen it stop a severe nose bleed in seconds. How? Put a teaspoon of cayenne in water, and drink quickly. All I can say is it worked; I don't know exactly how. Cayenne is said to equalize the blood pressure all over the body'. So probably it was something to do with this.

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      In any case, the person involved was very happy, having watched their precious blood pour away for ten minutes.

      Cayenne also has the reputation of being an emergency aid in a heart attack. Certainly, if I had a heart condition, I would keep a dropper bottle of Cayenne tincture with me at all times, ready to take a squirt if I ever felt the need.

      Cayenne can certainly give symptomatic relief in the case of piles (haemorrhoids) and varicose veins.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural home remedy for varicose veins?

    • ANSWER:
      My mom knows a lot of skilled body workers and the best people in the field for natural approaches to this. She never had surgery but does tai chi wears extremely tight socks that go up her legs when she goes to bed and often soaks her legs in water. Having done all of that, her varicose veins are under control and not causing her problems. I don't believe there's actually any point taking supplements for this as it's a purely structural/anatomical problem.

  17. QUESTION:
    What causes restless leg syndrome?
    My wife drives me crazy with her restless legs at night. Is there something we can do to prevent this from happening? Besides putting Ivory or Dial under the mattress, apparently that home remedy is just a crock.

    • ANSWER:
      RSL can be caused by deficiencies of magnesium, B vitamins especially folate and vitamin B12, iron, potassium and vitamin E. Magnesium needs to be taken with calcium and vitamin D as they all work together. RLS can be genetic, from neurologic lesions, pregnancy (folate deficiency or high level of estrogen) diabetes, uremia, fibromyalgia, thyroid disease, varicose veins, antidepressants, lithium, and dopamine antagonists (neuroliptics, metoclopramide), H2 blockers, caffeine, heavy smoking, alcohol, kidney failure, hypertension, depression, lack of sleep, gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD - (digestive enzyme supplements help prevent this condition). RSL can also be improved by exercise and eliminating sugar and other processed foods from the diet.

  18. QUESTION:
    how to treat varicose viens ..?As they luk so ugly whenevr i wear short dresses.?
    Plzz suggest any home remedies 2 get rid of them.
    thnx

    • ANSWER:
      If you keep you legs warm and dont cross your legs too much for too long you will keep good circulation and the varicose veins will reduce, but if you want to get them removed for good, i would suggest laser treatment

  19. QUESTION:
    Does anyone kno a home remedy for varocrose veins?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no home remedy for varicose veins, but elevating your legs when seated, losing weight if you are overweight, getting aerobic exercise everyday, and wearing compression stockings can help.

  20. QUESTION:
    varicose veins?
    i excercise ALOT!! play loads of sports..the whole lot! and i still have varicose veins! any home remedies to help ease them? i hear apple cider vinegar is good for em? is it so?

    • ANSWER:
      Varicose veins are quite genetic. They occur in people regardless of activity background. They are a result of excessive standing/excessive pressure on the legs. They occur when the valves in the veins become weakened resulting in blood pooling in the surrounding areas. The only way to correct these potentially harmful buldging veins is through invasive means --removal or injection of one of several substances to temporary relieve the pooling.

      I've never seen any research backing up any of the 'home remedies'.

      I'd say ease up on the exercise and take short breaks inbetween sets. Elevate your legs after exercising and avoid wearing tight pants/short while exercising. This won't cure the varicose veins but will stop them from getting worse.

  21. QUESTION:
    any solutions beside surgury for veriocos veins and how to hide them?

    • ANSWER:
      HOME REMEDIES FOR VARICOSE VEINS

      * Elastic support stockings are recommended for the people suffering from varicose veins. Support stockings help your leg muscles push blood upward by concentrating pressure near the ankles.
      * Mix 12 drops each of cypress and geranium essential oils in four ounces of carrier oil such as almond, soy or sunflower. Gently apply the mixture to the legs by stroking upward, in the direction of the heart. Don't massage directly on the veins.
      * Massage oil of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) gently into an affected area. It may help stimulate circulation by causing capillaries to dilate.
      * Oils of cypress and chamomile (Matticaria recutita) may soothe swelling and inflammation and help relieve pain.
      * Add whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, to your diet as often as possible. Eat plenty of blackberries and cherries. They are rich in compounds that may prevent varicose veins or lessen the discomfort they cause.
      * Vitamin A In the form of beta-carotene, 25,000 IU for skin integrity and to speed varicose ulcer healing.
      * Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids 1,000 to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C and 100 to 1,000 milligrams of bioflavonoids in divided daily doses to increase circulation, promote the healing of sores, and strengthen vein walls to prevent dilation.
      * Sugar, salt, alcohol, fried foods, processed and refined foods, animal protein, cheeses, and ice cream should be avoided.
      * Horse chestnut can be used both internally and as an external application for problems of venous circulation, including varicose veins.
      * Butcher's broom tons veins while reducing inflammation.
      * Gotu Kola strengthens blood vessels and improves peripheral circulation.
      * Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) strengthens blood vessels and improves peripheral circulation.
      * Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) strengthens blood vessels and improves peripheral circulation.
      * Take 3 parts of Hawthorn berries, 2 parts of Yarrow 2 parts, 3 parts of Horsechestnut, 1 part of ginger and 2 parts of prickly ash bark. Mix all the ingredients. 3 parts
      * Ginger 1 part. Use two teaspoonfuls of the mixture. Infuse for fifteen minutes. Drink three times daily.
      * Take two buckets tall enough to submerge the legs up to the knees. Fill one bucket with enough comfortably hot water to cover the lower legs and the other bucket with the same amount of cold water. Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts per quart of water or you can add aromatherapy oil to the water. Soak your feet and legs in the hot water for about three minutes, and then immerse them in the cold water for about 30 seconds. Repeat three times, finishing with the cold soak. Perform this treatment once a day for at least one month.
      * Drink eight ounces of fresh berry or pineapple juice, alone or diluted with another fruit juice, once or twice a day.
      * One or two glasses daily of fresh fruit or vegetable juices- especially any combination of apple, beet, carrot, celery, citrus, parsley, or pineapple-and dietary supplements may be helpful in preventing and treating varicosities.
      * Lying flat on the floor and resting the legs on a chair seat or straight up against a wall for 2 minutes drains blood from swollen veins.
      * Elevating the feet higher than the hips with a recliner or ottoman, and raising the foot of the bed a few inches, helps blood flow back to the heart from the legs.
      * Practice morning walk briskly or finish your day with a swim or bike ride.
      * Apply a cloth saturated with apple cider vinegar on the varicose veins for 30 minutes twice a day. Follow this with a drink of 2 teaspoons of the vinegar in a glass of water.
      * Prepare a mixture by adding 2 cups of chopped calendula flowers, leaves, and stems into an equal amount of melted lard. Let the mixture stand for 24 hours. Reheat and strain. Coat this over your varicose veins and let it stand overnight.
      * Steep crushed, fresh violet leaves and flowers or marigold flowers in boiling water. Apply compresses of the liquid.
      * Eat a few fresh marigold petals every day. This treatment is believed to shrink varicosities and nourish the veins.
      * Prepare a poultice of bruised cabbage leaves, rotten apples, chopped brown onions, or a half-and-half blend of cod liver oil and raw honey. Apply this overnight. This is believed to heal varicose sores.
      * Add three tablespoons of sugar to one pint of warm water and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Take two ounces of this mixture everyday
      * Rub your legs with full- strength vinegar. Mix two tablespoons of vinegar with honey and drink it.
      * Periods of rest with your feet a few inches above your heart level let gravity work in your favor, helping pooled blood drain from your legs.
      * Avoid high heels in favor of flat shoes.
      * Avoid standing for long periods of time. This will reduce pressure on the valves in the veins in your legs.
      * While standing, get on your tiptoes by lifting your heels off the floor. Do this twenty times, relax for a few minutes, and then repeat.
      * Jump rope to strengthen the leg muscles and blood vessels. Begin slowly to build up tolerance; jump one minute per session and slowly build up to 5 minutes.
      * Take a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper in a cup of hot water three times a day. This will stop the pain in your legs and reduce the varicose veins by making the blood flow better.
      * Make a blend of half cod liver oil and half raw honey, bandage, and leave on overnight.
      * Alternating 2 minute icy-cold and very hot soaks (with 2 tablespoons of epsom salts per quart of water) for ten minutes daily will stimulate circulation.
      * Drink 3 cups of white oak bark tea daily.
      * The herb marigold is valuable in varicose veins. A compress of this herb should be applied externally in the treatment of this disease.
      * Do not wear tight clothes because they restrict blood flow.

  22. QUESTION:
    Veins in legs ANSWER?
    im asking this for the second time becausr i want lots of answers so when i get cold you can see pinkish purplish veins in my legs i have started taking fish oil supplements omega 3/6/9 junior for joints will this help?? my mum has the same prob with the veins any home remedies??? xx

    • ANSWER:
      Varicose veins removed by surgery.

      Very common in older persons.

  23. QUESTION:
    I'm 13 and I have something called varicose veins can someone help me!?
    I have these veins on my feet and legs. On my legs they are purple. On my foot it's purple and it puffs up a little. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Marvin (again)

      Here are some answers for this as well. You must learn about nutrition if you want to stay healthy. Also drink up to a gallon of water a day (I do).

      Causes
      The primary causes of varicose veins are nutritional deficiencies, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, regular standing for extended periods at a time, pregnancy, and hormonal changes at pregnancy or menopause.

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      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Add cypress oil to baths. Lavender, juniper, rosemary, and lemon essential oils can be massaged around the affected areas (do not massage the veins directly).

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet that emphasizes fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as plenty of pure, filtered water. The following foods can be especially helpful: fresh organic berries and cherries, organic citrus fruits, buckwheat, millet, garlic, and onions. Also eat plenty of fish and minimize your red meat intake. In addition, avoid unhealthy fats, refined carbohydrates, sugar, salt, alcohol, fried foods, processed and refined foods, and milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of the tinctures hawthorn, ginkgo, prickly ash, and yarrow and take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. Topically, you can also apply a lotion made of ten parts distilled witch hazel and one part tincture of horse chestnut to help ease any discomfort. Cayenne pepper and ginger root are also recommended.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Calc fluor., Hamamelis, Pulsatilla, Calc carb., and Carbo veg.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Excellent juicing remedies include the following combinations: carrot, celery, and parsley; carrot, spinach, and turnip; carrot, beet, and cucumber; carrot, celery, and spinach; and watercress.

      Lifestyle: Wear support stockings and exercise regularly. Walking barefoot as much as possible is also excellent.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin C with bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin, B6, vitamin D3, vitamin E, calcium, folic acid, magnesium, lecithin, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes (taken away from meals), and rutin.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating varicose veins: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Bodywork, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Energy Medicine (Light Beam Generator), Enzyme Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy, Prolotherapy, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

  24. QUESTION:
    Varicose veins?
    Why it happens? Do they hurt? and what can a person do to aliviate the problem or pain? any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Varicose veins are veins on the leg which are large, twisted, and ropelike, and can cause pain, swelling, or itching. They are an extreme form of telangiectasia, or spider veins. They occur in 25-30% of the western population. Male and females are equally affected. 1 in 8 teenagers develop early signs of "leaking valves".

      Varicose veins result due to insufficiency of the valves in the communicating veins. These are veins which link the superficial and deep veins of the lower limb. Normally, blood flows from the superficial to the deep veins, facilitating return of blood to the heart. However, when the valve becomes defective, blood is forced into the superficial veins by the action of the muscle pump (which normally aids return of blood to the heart by compressing the deep veins).

      Varicose veins are more common in women than in men, and are linked with heredity.Other related factors are pregnancy, obesity, menopause, aging, prolonged standing, leg injury and abdominal straining. Varicose veins are bulging veins that are larger than spider veins, typically 3 mm or more in diameter.

      Symptoms
      Aching, heavy legs (often worse at night and after exercise)
      Ankle swelling
      A brownish-blue shiny skin discoloration around the veins
      Skin over the vein may become dry, itchy and thin, leading to eczema (venous eczema)
      The skin may darken (stasis dermatitis), because of the waste products building up in the legs
      Minor injuries to the area may bleed more than normal and/or take a long time to heal
      Rarely, there is a large amount of bleeding from a ruptured vein
      In some people the skin above the ankle may shrink (lipodermatosclerosis) because the fat underneath the skin becomes hard.
      Restless Leg Syndrome. Restless Leg Syndrome appears to be a common overlapping clinical syndrome in patients with varicose veins and other chronic venous insufficiency

      Most varicose veins are relatively benign, but severe varicosities can lead to major complications, due to the poor circulation through the affected limb.

      Pain, heaviness, inability to walk or stand for long hours thus hindering work
      Skin conditions / Dermatitis which could predispose skin loss
      Bleeding : life threatening bleed from injury to the varicose vein
      Ulcer : non healing varicose ulcer could threaten limb amputation
      Coagulation of blood in varicose veins cause superficial thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) & could precipitate stroke in the rare cause of predisposed individuals (that is, patients with patent foramen ovale).
      Cancer: long standing venous ulcer has the potential risk for cancer

      Non-medical treatment

      Vein gymnastics in the barefoot park Dornstetten, Germany.The irritation -- especially the itching -- of varicose veins can be controlled to an extent with either of the following:

      anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin -- but there is a risk of intestinal bleeding.
      regular exercise, including vein gymnastics, wading through water and going barefoot.
      astringent herbal creams such as witch hazel for reducing topical expression of the vein.

  25. QUESTION:
    I there a way to stop or get rid of spider veins?
    please help..

    • ANSWER:
      As far as at-home remedies, the problem is circulation. There are creams (namely vitamin K creams) that help increase circulation thus improving spider veins, varicose veins, bruises, etc. They work, but take quite a while to be effective. To be exact, the average skin cycle is 90 days, and that is about how long it takes to see a complete reaction to topical skincare products.

      Another route you might explore is dry skin brushing. You can buy a natural hair bristle brush online for about and begin a regimen of daily brushing your full body before your shower. It stimulates circulation, helps topically release toxins, and even smoothes cellulite, but again it takes a little time.

      Your most instant solution would definately be a dermatologist who, by injecting saline vein by vein can offer quick results. However, this certainly the most costly option and is known to be a bit painful. It is also a "quick-fix" temporary solution because although it collapses the veins injected, it does nothing to prevent future ones. So I guess it's up to you if it's worth the investment or not.

      Avoid new spider veins by supplimenting your diet with vitamin K, exercising regularly to keep your circulatory system healthy, and not sitting for extended periods of time without short breaks to walk around. Oh, and crossing your legs at the knees is terrible for circulation and can cause vein problems even in young people.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is anybody out there in the medical field,or has any answers to my needs?
    I need some help yall. Ok,I have these extremely painfull varicose veins in one of my legs to he point were it's getting unbarable to even stand,never the lest try to walk. Do any of you have any suggestions,or old home remedies? How about anywhere in East Texas area were I can get some kind of medical assistance because I'm uninsured at the time. This is an emergency to me because I really need to go back to my career A.S.A.P...... please help a brother when he's down,somebody knows something out there..

    • ANSWER:
      Try a Community Health Center.

      http://www.tachc.org/About/Membership/Member_Directory/ETCHS.asp

  27. QUESTION:
    Spider Veins and Pregnancy?
    Any home remedies to reduce or at least try and control spider veins during pregnancy ??
    Fourth pregnancy ...

    • ANSWER:
      Family genetics & weight gain usually predisposes you to spider veins. Varicose veins, which are usually found in the legs and genital area, occur when blood pools in veins enlarged by the hormones of pregnancy. Varicose veins often disappear after pregnancy, but you can lessen them by:
      *avoiding standing or sitting for long periods of time
      *wearing loose-fitting clothing
      *wearing support hose
      *elevating your feet when you sit

  28. QUESTION:
    i am suffrng with piles .. is their ny home remedies?
    i am a 22 year old boy.i have noticed a swelling protruding from my back passage after using the toilet. this is my first experience.so i dont know what to do.?i heared that Grade 1 piles are common, and usually disappear on their own .. is their any remedy..? what kind of precautions i take for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Piles otherwise known as hemorrhoids is nothing but dilated rectal veins..actually some causes are there in resulting these dilation of veins.. when the venous return circulation is get obstructed due to any cause,then the vein get dilated by pooling or stagnating the blood...so it dilates like a baloon..causes of obstruction are constipation,fat,any internal structure like knot in intestine etc..external piles is the piles which protruded outside the anus,but internal piles inside the rectum...some other factors are the osmosis and diffusion process..intra-vascular and extra-vascular fluid balances..you know when u have more salt,u may have drink more water..this is for dilution..when salt or sodium is more in the blood that inside the vein/blood vessels(intra-vascular),the water moves into the intra vascular spaces from outside the blood vessels{extra-vascular} through the semi permiable wall of the blood vessels..water moves from low concentration to high contentration..if it happens then the volume increase inside the blood vessels and hence it dilates..In arteries ,the wall compress against the dilation,results in the increase of blood pressure..
      So much type of physiology are there to explain..Another thing is u know varicose vein?same type dilation of veins in the leg..the main thing is blood is not returning to the heart easily..it is pooling there..why?Gastrochemias/Calf muscles of leg is known as the SECOND HEART of the body...it also pump back the blood,helping our first heart in circulation against gravitational force..Varicose vein may develop with the person who stands prolong period of type,daily..so i think you got the reason why it is..
      So there is physical and chemical reasons...u know,physics+chemistry=biological phenomena...Physical is nothing but mechanical...avoid mechanical causes for obstruction in the vein..avoid constipation cause the hardened stools give impact against the intestine and blood vessels..so the next thing is excercise..this also reduces the constipation by increasing the metabolic rate and hence the peristalsis(normal movement inside the intestine for digestion and expel out the waste as stool )..if your are suffering from a big protrudence,then dont do the exercise severely or dont lift heavy objects..first u treat the cause and then start it slowly...
      second is chemical reason ...water metabolism as i said above...so in chicken,egg etc there is lot of albumin and other proteins which take part in osmosis process...it first happens in intestinal blood vessels cause food absorption is their only happens...So take care to avoid such foods,take fiber rich foods to avoid constipation also..then u do exercise...u consult a physician for proper guidance...

  29. QUESTION:
    I have a dermatitis how can I releave it?
    it so itchy

    • ANSWER:
      Dermatitis treatment varies, depending on the cause:

      * Contact dermatitis. Treatment consists primarily of identifying the cause of the rash and then avoiding it. Sometimes, creams containing hydrocortisone or other stronger steroidal creams with or without wet dressings may help relieve redness and itching. It can take as long as two to four weeks for this type of dermatitis to clear up.
      * Neurodermatitis. Getting you to stop scratching and to avoid further aggravating your skin are the treatment objectives. Accomplishing this may mean covering the affected area to prevent you from scratching it. Hydrocortisone and similar lotions and creams may help soothe your skin. You also may find that wet compresses provide relief. Antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications are helpful for some people. Also, counseling can help you learn how your emotions and behaviors can fuel — or prevent — itching and scratching.
      * Seborrheic dermatitis. Medicated shampoos are usually the first treatment choice. Commonly used shampoos contain tar, pyrithione zinc, salicylic acid or ketoconazole as the active ingredient. Hydrocortisone creams and lotions may soothe nonscalp seborrheic dermatitis. If you develop a secondary infection, you may need treatment for this, too.
      * Stasis dermatitis. Treatment consists of correcting the condition that causes fluid to accumulate in your legs or ankles for extended periods. This may mean wearing elastic support hose or even having varicose vein surgery. You may also use wet dressings to soften the thickened yet fragile skin and to control infection.
      * Atopic dermatitis. Treatment typically consists of applying hydrocortisone-containing lotions to ease signs and symptoms. If your skin cracks open, your doctor may prescribe wet dressings with mildly astringent properties to contract your skin, reduce secretions and prevent infection. If itching is severe, your doctor may suggest you take antihistamines. Light therapy, which involves exposing your skin to controlled amounts of natural or artificial light, also may help prevent recurrences.
      * Perioral dermatitis. Treatment for this condition is usually with the oral antibiotic tetracycline. You may need to continue this treatment for several months to prevent a recurrence. Your doctor may prescribe a very mild corticosteroid cream in the initial phase of treatment to reduce signs and symptoms of perioral dermatitis. When stronger corticosteroids are used, the condition may return temporarily and even worsen when the medication is stopped.

      For all types of dermatitis, occasional use of over-the-counter antihistamines can reduce itching.

      ALSO
      Home remedies

      * Apply an anti-itch cream or calamine lotion to the affected area. A nonprescription hydrocortisone cream, containing at least 1 percent hydrocortisone, can temporarily relieve your itch. A nonprescription oral antihistamine, such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl, others), may be helpful if your itching is severe.
      * Apply cool, wet compresses. Covering the affected area with bandages and dressings can help protect your skin and prevent scratching.
      * Take a comfortably cool bath. Sprinkle your bath water with baking soda, uncooked oatmeal or colloidal oatmeal — a finely ground oatmeal that is made for the bathtub (Aveeno, others).
      * Avoid scratching whenever possible. Cover the itchy area with a dressing, if you can't keep from scratching it. Trim nails and wear gloves at night.
      * Wear smooth-textured cotton clothing. This will help you avoid irritating the affected area.
      * Use a mild, unscented laundry detergent when washing clothes, towels and bedding. Try using the extra rinse cycle on your wash machine.

  30. QUESTION:
    what helps restless leg syndrome?
    i cant sleep even with two tylenoile help sleep capsulesany home made remedys know about

    • ANSWER:
      For centuries, natural and holistic approaches have provided long-term relief for restless leg syndrome sufferers. Herbal and homeopathic remedies contain a combination of ingredients that promote calm, rested limbs during sleep. A well known herb, Astragalus membranaceous, has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, and balances and improves the functioning of all the body’s organ systems through its adaptogenic and tonic properties. It also boosts circulation and assists absorption of iron from food.

      As hypoglycemia is one major cause of RLS (nearly 8% of hypoglycemic have restless legs), the following dietary modifications are designed to regulate blood-sugar levels; changes included a sugar-free, high-protein diet along with frequent snacking and at least one nighttime feeding. For patients with reactive hypoglycemia, some doctors recommend elimination of sugar, refined flour, caffeine, and alcohol from the diet; eating small, frequent meals; and eating whole grains, nuts and seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, and fish.

      Get more info if you wish from the link below

      Ruscus acluteatus, also known as Butcher’s Broom improves poor circulation and relieves the pain and discomfort associated with restless leg syndrome. It is also useful in treatment of constipation and water retention, circulatory disorders including hemorrhoids and varicose veins and as a bladder and kidney tonic. In addition, Aesculus hippocastum (Horse Chestnut) helps promote healthy blood circulation throughout the body, including the legs and can relieve Periodic Limb Movement and RLS by keeping the blood flowing smoothly even during and sleep and rest.

  31. QUESTION:
    My mom suffers from burning sensation in her heels. Can any anyone provide any information on the treatment?
    My mom (South-Asian, 50) has been complaining of burning sensation (NOT INFLAMMATION) in her heels for the past two years. She has tried everything, from allopathic medicines to home remedies, from ayrvedic to homeopathy. Nothing seems to work. The burning sensation is constant but with varying degrees; at times it gets so severe that she just sits on the sofa with her feet submerged in cold water.
    Doctors suggested that it could be a side-effect of her diabetes, yet it turned out to be false.
    She also got treated for enlarged varicose veins but that didn't help out either.
    So if anyone has any suggestion, please let me know.
    Faraz.

    • ANSWER:
      Sub-lethal Nerve damage due to some cause is the usual antecedent to chronic burning sensation.
      When you say there is no inflammation, i assume there is no redness or swelling.

      Are both heels affected? Does she have any other symptoms? any other co morbidity or chronic illness or medication intake besides those for her diabetes? In particular numbness( complete or relative loss of sensation of touch)/ burning/ pricking sensation elsewhere? rashes? pain on walking that is relieved completely on rest ( not of joint, but of leg/foot) ? History of trauma that area or its surrounding?

      Given that she is a diabetic, diabetes does seem to be the most likely cause.
      Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to burning sensation from abnormal firing of those nerves.What test(s) was done to rule out diabetes as the cause? Strict glucose control with frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels should suffice unless irreversible nerve damage occurs.

      Many vitamin deficiencies can also lead to such problems. so Multivitamin supplementation is a harmless thing to include.

      Another condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome, a very treatable cause due to compression of a certain nerve that supplies the foot. Here the pain/burning/numbness will be worse at the end of the day, after standing/walking or that occurs when the person retires after the day's work at bedtime.

      Other causes are beyond discussion outside the doctors office and require investigations.

  32. QUESTION:
    please give me natural remedies of varicose?

    • ANSWER:
      HOME REMEDIES FOR VARICOSE VEINS

      ·Elastic support stockings are recommended for the people suffering from varicose veins. Support stockings help your leg muscles push blood upward by concentrating pressure near the ankles.

      ·Mix 12 drops each of cypress and geranium essential oils in four ounces of carrier oil such as almond, soy or sunflower. Gently apply the mixture to the legs by stroking upward, in the direction of the heart. Don't massage directly on the veins.

      ·Massage oil of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) gently into an affected area. It may help stimulate circulation by causing capillaries to dilate.

      ·Oils of cypress and chamomile (Matticaria recutita) may soothe swelling and inflammation and help relieve pain.

      ·Add whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, to your diet as often as possible. Eat plenty of blackberries and cherries. They are rich in compounds that may prevent varicose veins or lessen the discomfort they cause.

      ·Vitamin A In the form of beta-carotene, 25,000 IU for skin integrity and to speed varicose ulcer healing.

      Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids 1,000 to 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C and 100 to 1,000 milligrams of bioflavonoids in divided daily doses to increase circulation, promote the healing of sores, and strengthen vein walls to prevent dilation.

      ·Sugar, salt, alcohol, fried foods, processed and refined foods, animal protein, cheeses, and ice cream should be avoided.

      ·Horse chestnut can be used both internally and as an external application for problems of venous circulation, including varicose veins.

      ·Butcher's broom tons veins while reducing inflammation.

      ·Gotu Kola strengthens blood vessels and improves peripheral circulation.

      ·Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) strengthens blood vessels and improves peripheral circulation.

      ·Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) strengthens blood vessels and improves peripheral circulation.

      ·Take 3 parts of Hawthorn berries, 2 parts of Yarrow 2 parts, 3 parts of Horsechestnut, 1 part of ginger and 2 parts of prickly ash bark. Mix all the ingredients. 3 parts

      ·Ginger 1 part. Use two teaspoonfuls of the mixture. Infuse for fifteen minutes. Drink three times daily.

      ·Take two buckets tall enough to submerge the legs up to the knees. Fill one bucket with enough comfortably hot water to cover the lower legs and the other bucket with the same amount of cold water. Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts per quart of water or you can add aromatherapy oil to the water. Soak your feet and legs in the hot water for about three minutes, and then immerse them in the cold water for about 30 seconds. Repeat three times, finishing with the cold soak. Perform this treatment once a day for at least one month.

      ·Drink eight ounces of fresh berry or pineapple juice, alone or diluted with another fruit juice, once or twice a day.

      ·One or two glasses daily of fresh fruit or vegetable juices- especially any combination of apple, beet, carrot, celery, citrus, parsley, or pineapple-and dietary supplements may be helpful in preventing and treating varicosities.

      ·Lying flat on the floor and resting the legs on a chair seat or straight up against a wall for 2 minutes drains blood from swollen veins.

      ·Elevating the feet higher than the hips with a recliner or ottoman, and raising the foot of the bed a few inches, helps blood flow back to the heart from the legs.

      ·Practice morning walk briskly or finish your day with a swim or bike ride.

      ·Apply a cloth saturated with apple cider vinegar on the varicose veins for 30 minutes twice a day. Follow this with a drink of 2 teaspoons of the vinegar in a glass of water.

      ·Prepare a mixture by adding 2 cups of chopped calendula flowers, leaves, and stems into an equal amount of melted lard. Let the mixture stand for 24 hours. Reheat and strain. Coat this over your varicose veins and let it stand overnight.

      ·Steep crushed, fresh violet leaves and flowers or marigold flowers in boiling water. Apply compresses of the liquid.

      ·Eat a few fresh marigold petals every day. This treatment is believed to shrink varicosities and nourish the veins.

      ·Prepare a poultice of bruised cabbage leaves, rotten apples, chopped brown onions, or a half-and-half blend of cod liver oil and raw honey. Apply this overnight. This is believed to heal varicose sores.

      ·Add three tablespoons of sugar to one pint of warm water and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Take two ounces of this mixture everyday

      ·Rub your legs with full- strength vinegar. Mix two tablespoons of vinegar with honey and drink it.

      ·Periods of rest with your feet a few inches above your heart level let gravity work in your favor, helping pooled blood drain from your legs.

      ·Avoid high heels in favor of flat shoes.

      ·Avoid standing for long periods of time. This will reduce pressure on the valves in the veins in your legs.

      ·While standing, get on your tiptoes by lifting your heels off the floor. Do this twenty times, relax for a few minutes, and then repeat.

      ·Jump rope to strengthen the leg muscles and blood vessels. Begin slowly to build up tolerance; jump one minute per session and slowly build up to 5 minutes.

      ·Take a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper in a cup of hot water three times a day. This will stop the pain in your legs and reduce the varicose veins by making the blood flow better.

      ·Make a blend of half cod liver oil and half raw honey, bandage, and leave on overnight.

      ·Alternating 2 minute icy-cold and very hot soaks (with 2 tablespoons of epsom salts per quart of water) for ten minutes daily will stimulate circulation.

      ·Drink 3 cups of white oak bark tea daily.

      ·The herb marigold is valuable in varicose veins. A compress of this herb should be applied externally in the treatment of this disease.

      ·Do not wear tight clothes because they restrict blood flow.

  33. QUESTION:
    im intrested in learning more about old home remedies,,,anyone tell me more plaese e-mail me?
    the old remedies for high blood pressure and such,,,,different plants are good for different things but what? my e-mail is bluepaint10@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      Old-Fashioned Bladder Treatment
      A unique and unusual treatment for bladder infections is to take a teaspoon of pure garlic juice. This is said to be effective in killing off the bacteria responsible for many bladder infections. This simple treatment can be repeated as often as needed.

      Poison Ivy Treatment
      Use equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Dab on the affected skin areas allowing to dry. Apply as often as needed for relief.

      Shingles
      Apply apple cider vinegar, just as it comes from the bottle, to the skin area where the shingles are located, four times during the day and three times during the night if you are awake. The itching and burning sensation in the skin will leave usually within a few minutes after the vinegar is applied. Many old-timers swear by this treatment declaring that the shingles heal much more readily from the regular use of apple cider vinegar.

      Muscle Cramps
      An old time remedy for muscle cramps is two teaspoons of honey with meals. If this is done on a regular basis, the cramping will usually diminish within one to two weeks. It is recommended that the honey be taken on a regular basis to prevent the muscle cramps returning once you get them to stop. This has proven to be effective in cases of cramps in the feet and legs during the night
      .
      Canker Sores
      Make your own canker sore treatment by mixing one teaspoon of baking soda in a half cup of warm water. Use this mixture as a mouth rinse several times a day, especially after meals and before bedtime. This should give you some relief within 24 hours and they will usually clear up totally in about 3 days.

      Headache Treatment
      A unique suggestions for a headache is using an ice-cold piece of cooking foil on your forehead. This is said to be perfect for curing a headache. One doctor who has been studying headaches for years says the foil cools the blood and the headache disappears in about two minutes.

      Indigestion Reliever
      In case of indigestion, prepare a mixture of one teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water and drink for immediate relief. It is normal for this to cause a burping or a belching reaction as the relief takes place. This is also recommended for heartburn. You can use this remedy a couple of times a day if necessary for temporary relief. If the problem persists, of if there are any other symptoms, be sure to consult your doctor.

      Old-Fashioned Cough Remedy
      You can make a simple cough remedy by boiling one lemon slowly for approximately 10 minutes. This will soften the lemon so that it will be juicier, and it will also soften the rind. Cut the lemon in two parts and extract the juice with a lemon squeezer. Put the juice into an ordinary drinking glass. Add two tablespoonfuls of glycerine. Stir the glycerine and lemon juice mixture well, then fill the drinking glass with honey. (Glycerine can be purchased from your local druggist or pharmacy.)

      Varicose Vein Treatment
      This old folk remedy is still being used in some foreign countries. Apply apple cider vinegar, just as it comes from the bottle to the varicose veins night and morning, by means of the cupped-hands treatment. Shrinking of the veins should be noticed by the end of the month. In addition to applying the vinegar to the veins, two teaspoonfuls of apple cider vinegar added to a glass of water are also recommended twice a day.

      Bladder Infections
      One teaspoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of garlic juice mixed in a glass of warm water should help eliminate the bacteria responsible for bladder infections. Drink three times a day, before meals. Substitute cranberry juice for the water if the infection is especially stubborn.

  34. QUESTION:
    what makes feet swilling at the age of 70years?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a sign of illness such as kidney problems, thyroid or if you are overweight it can cause you feet to be swollen. Medications can do it such as estrogen or steroids. Also, varicose veins can cause your feet to swell. See if these home remedies help, try elevating your legs above your heart when you lay down, wear support stockings, eat a low salt diet which may help reduce fluid retention and swelling.

      You may want to make a doctor's appointment just make sure nothing serious is going on.

  35. QUESTION:
    Urgernt! Please, help!!!! Varicous Vein Removal Surgery,?
    Hi, I have a surgery to remove varicous veins on my leg scheduled in two weeks, and I desperately need some advice. Anyone, who has had the same surgery or knows anything about it, please, respond:
    I need to know:
    How lond does the surgery usually take?
    Do they usually release you back home the same day?
    How does the bandage changing process work? Who is supposed to to do it? You, or your doctor?
    How long is the recovery period? When can you fully function again?
    How many check-up visits with the doctor did you have after the surgery. Did they at least attempt to observe you, or did they just send you home and never saw you again?
    How much pain?
    etc.
    P.S.: I am from Europe, and while in Europe similar surgery is considered very serious and they keep you in the hospital for at least 10 days, in USA they, apparently, send you home the same day and don't even bother to check on you afterwards. I need to know,if this is the way the surgery is conducted all the time here.

    • ANSWER:
      HI OP

      I dont know anything about surgery, but I have some ideas to heal the veins naturally.

      Causes
      The primary causes of varicose veins are nutritional deficiencies, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, regular standing for extended periods at a time, pregnancy, and hormonal changes at pregnancy or menopause.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Natural Cures

      Aromatherapy: Add cypress oil to baths. Lavender, juniper, rosemary, and lemon essential oils can be massaged around the affected areas (do not massage the veins directly).

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet that emphasizes fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as plenty of pure, filtered water. The following foods can be especially helpful: fresh organic berries and cherries, organic citrus fruits, buckwheat, millet, garlic, and onions. Also eat plenty of fish and minimize your red meat intake. In addition, avoid unhealthy fats, refined carbohydrates, sugar, salt, alcohol, fried foods, processed and refined foods, and milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: Combine equal parts of the tinctures hawthorn, ginkgo, prickly ash, and yarrow and take one teaspoon of this mixture three times a day. Topically, you can also apply a lotion made of ten parts distilled witch hazel and one part tincture of horse chestnut to help ease any discomfort. Cayenne pepper and ginger root are also recommended.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Calc fluor., Hamamelis, Pulsatilla, Calc carb., and Carbo veg.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.

      *Purified water is essential for any hydrotherapy treatment. Remedies for Treating Chlorinated Bath Water offers clear instructions and recommendations.

      Juice Therapy: Excellent juicing remedies include the following combinations: carrot, celery, and parsley; carrot, spinach, and turnip; carrot, beet, and cucumber; carrot, celery, and spinach; and watercress.

      Lifestyle: Wear support stockings and exercise regularly. Walking barefoot as much as possible is also excellent.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin C with bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin, B6, vitamin D3, vitamin E, calcium, folic acid, magnesium, lecithin, essential fatty acids, proteolytic enzymes (taken away from meals), and rutin.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating varicose veins: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Bodywork, Chelation Therapy, Detoxification Therapy, Energy Medicine (Light Beam Generator), Enzyme Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Oxygen Therapy, Prolotherapy, Reflexology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

      Best of health to you

  36. QUESTION:
    leg scars. please help!?
    well, when i was small around 3 - 10 years all, i was really active outside like sports and etc etc and always get mosquito bites. i scratch them and it turns out to be a mosquito bite black scar for years, (not really black though like scars colour). Now, when i'm 13, i always see my friends using skirt, dress and shorts and feel upset that i can't wear like them since my skin are bad. The doctor gave me aques cream but it never worked. Please help me.maybe home remedies, juice or any foods other than vegetable cause i dont eat em.

    • ANSWER:
      The answer from most people will say see a cosmetic surgeon and I am sure you know all about that. Other "fixes" are essentially witchcraft thus waste of money.

      Your on the younger side but the best and simplest fix is to wear pantyhose. Before you say things like "old fashion", "out of style", etc. think about it... Women in pantyhose ALWAYS look more sophisticated and than those who don't wear them in all situations. Don't believe it? Try this experiment... Go out with two other girl friends and all wear a mini about the same length but you wear some shiny panyhose and then see who gets the looks! Men fall all over themselves when women wear pantyhose so don't rule them out. Other girls will be jealous and that will be your main problem!

      There are some real reasons that are "practical" for wearing them. Perhaps not in fashion now but be a leader and do your own thing...ignore the customs of others and wear them. There are benefits you would not believe. Interestingly most women don't have a clue about them... See this site that sells them to men and see the benefits. (same for women): http://www.comfilon.com/benefits.asp?SID=F4CE45BC-A415-48F2-8460-6994992AD850 At the bottom off this page are more benefits to see.

      Had you worn these you would not have had bug bites!!! Ticks, etc don't bite through the hose. Hunters use them for that purpose. Treated with permitherin mosquitoes also don't bit you. They are warmer in winter and cool you better in summer than no hose on a hot day since they wick moisture away causing a cooling effect due to evaporation! Win win. Really other than a few silly girl friends I don't see any reason not to wear them. Especially Graduated Compression Pantyhose. They are preventive for varicose veins!!! Stop leg cramps, and will give you energy all day due to increased circulation! Actually they are very high tech and the reason leading athletes (male and female) use them...oh! and they will hide your scars...

  37. QUESTION:
    I have knots in my Stomach/legs...?
    Since I had my child 5 years ago I have developed many knots in my stomach(about 10) and the backs of my legs(about 30) I have to rub them out at night so I can sleep without pain..some of the knots are on nerves in my legs. Every day the ones i rubbed out come right back. Has anyone else had this and where you diagnosed with something or is it just body stress/stress. Any way to get rid of them??

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should check with your doctor about them because this does not sound normal. Try massage in the natural direction of the muscle, apply a hot compress which can relax the muscles or even a hot shower or a warm bath - you need to apply the heat for several minutes at a time. Gentle stretches can help. Calcium and potassium are both important in reducing muscle knots so make sure you are getting enough in your diet, and make sure you are drinking enough water. Chamomile tea is a natural muscle relaxant, as is honey, so drinking the tea with honey could help. If you can afford a professional massage from a physical therapist it might help. Read more here.

      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1064383/natural_home_remedies_for_muscle_knots.html?cat=5

      I had the knots in my legs after my second child was born and the knots are still there, 35 years later, because they are varicose veins, so that could possibly be the explanation for the bumps in your legs. If you have varicose veins wearing support stockings when you have to be on your feet a lot might help, and also elevating your feet as much as you can when you are sitting.

  38. QUESTION:
    I'm a 39 year old male & with Varicose Veins. I've been diagnosed with a blood clot,in my lower right leg
    I've seen my doctor & he gave me blood thinners. He also wanted me to get blood tests,every 2 weeks. What else can I do ? I want to see a specialist or better off, have " CHELATION THERAPY", done on it. What should I do ? Presently, my leg is sore, with bumps on it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Edo

      There are a couple of ideas to use here, but none of them involve the doctors. Here is the best remedy/cure you can use. It's called hydrotherapy. Using hot and cold water to generate blood circulation where the body needs it most. THis process has been used for thousands of years and proved to be one of the most productive. Hot water brings blood to the surface and cold water surpresses it downward, in turn generating new blood cells into the diseased part of the body. Ideally, you also want to use pressure (like strong showerheads) to penetrate the body's depths for quicker results. Also intaking cayenne pepper is the internal king circulator. Moves blood like no other.

      I would start by getting a bucket of hot water (hot as you can take it) and an ice filled bucket of water. Just go back and forth with your leg in each bucket about a minute each. Do this 10 times or so. Do this 2-3 times a day for as long as it takes to heal.
      You could use the shower for this method with the hot and cold water. Might be easier and try to use one with a lot of pressure.

      Here is more information about Hydrotherapy and some testimonials for curing big diseases.

      How you can use hydrotherapy at home to SPEED - UP any cure.

      The best and cheapest thing any human can do to cure their disease is use water therapy.

      You need to do two basic things :

      1) Apply hot and cold water, as hot as possible and as cold as you can get it, to a diseased area.

      2) Take hot and cold showers, or a hot shower, then jump in a bathtub of ice-cold water, or water with 20 - 40 pounds of ice in it.

      The purpose of these two techniques is not torture. It is to BLAST blood into sick areas that are not getting enough blood. Until you do that, expect to stay sick.

      There was one man who tired the programs for skin cancer, and they did not work. But he omitted one thing: the hot and cold showers. As soon as he did them, his skin cancer went away.

      Simple Rules : For those who are frail, use common sense and start slowly. For instance, on babies, use warm water and cool water. Obviously, be gentle.

      To get the most results, work yourself up to using as hot as you can stand it - without burning your skin - and as cold as you can stand it. When I do it at home, I don’t just use cold water. I found it works much better with bags of ice.

      You do this at least twice a day. Once is a hot and cold shower, perhaps three of them if you are real sick. You do seven repetitions of hot and cold. If your shower doesn’t get real cold, use ice cubes in a bathtub. If you don’t have a bathtub, perhaps rub yourself with a wet, icy towel. Do your best.

      Then, always use hot and cold directly on the sick or injured area - not just all over. This is essential.

      For the cayenne oil, here is a simple formula.

      A Formula for a cayenne heating oil.

      Here is a formula anyone can make.

      In a glass jar with a tight leakproof lid, place...

      5 tablespoons of the HOTTEST cayenne powder you can find (over 250,000 heat units is suggested.) 20 ounces of Jojoba, Olive or Almond oil.

      Make it on the New Moon and let it sit until the Full Moon, making sure to shake it every day. On the Full Moon, press or strain off the liquid.

      Caution, this can be extremely hot. Start with a little and work your way up in amount.

      Common mistakes made by readers who try hydrotherapy.

      Due to timidity, readers under use this treatment. They don’t do it often enough, and they don’t do it strong enough. They don’t like to shiver, or they find it uncomfortable. Forget that. To me, continued sickness is more uncomfortable.

      For example, when you are really ill, people should do hot and cold showers as much as 30 minutes a day, three times a day, 2 minutes cold and 5 minutes hot.

      For people less ill, try 15 minutes once a day, 7 repetitions each of hot and cold.

      Use your imagination. One reader saved his wife from a colon operation by using extremely hot and cold wet towels, back and forth, over her intestinal area.

      For people with heart problems.

      You can put really hot water, in the shower, or with hot towels, right on the chest, and then alternate with ice cold water or ice, and then go back and forth for seven times.

      Start mild, depending on the person’s strength and vitality. Do not overshock them when they are weak. Use good judgement in everything. You can add hydrotherapy to the herbal compresses for serious heart disorders.

      Hydrotherapy cured GANGRENE.

      Several months ago, a man in the South had gangrene developing. He is an older man, a diabetic. His doctor said if it wasn’t better in days, his right foot was coming off.

      He took 6-8 teaspoons a day of extra-extra hot cayenne pepper, in divided doses day and night. He took them in a cold beverage, or it is too hot to get down. The powder form of cayenne is what he used, never capsules. Forget capsules.

      Then, he filled two large buckets, one with hot water and one with ice water. He did this and went back and forth. Then he applied a cayenne heating oil to the sick area when he was done. His leg healed, all signs of gangrene are gone.

      What he could have done, if he needed to, was to add herbs to the treatment. Here is what can be done, for those who need to know.

      Fill a large tub with hot water, add 4 ounces of cayenne pepper powder, 4 ounces of Ginger root powder, and 4 ounces of mustard seed powder. Put these herbs in a dish towel, tie it closed, and put it in the bath like a big tea bag. You will see the water turn orange.

      Then, fill a large bucket with cold water plus 10 pounds or more of ice in it. Plastic garbage bins and wash baskets work well for this. Put the leg, or whatever, into the very hot bath for 5 to 10 minutes and then immediately into the cold for at least 2 minutes, but 5 to 8 minutes is much better. Do at least 5 repetitions of this.

      A Final word

      One of the things that helps out a lot of you reading these old documents and realizing that even if you go to the extreme, you won’t be reaching what was done a hundred years ago.

      As far out as it appears you are not even approaching the intensity of what the old healers knew they had to do.

      These old people had no choice. It didn’t seem to extreme because, to them, it was much more extreme to die. So nothing they did seemed extreme.

      Again, it is more powerful than herbs - because it is the therapy that gets the herbs through the blood to the sick area.

      Best of health to you

  39. QUESTION:
    I have these marks on my thighs, I think they are varicrose veins?
    In saying that, I was wondering is there anything that I can do to stop them from going down the back of my legs? I'm pissed they are on my thighs (lol) but what can I do?! Is there something I should do more of that can get rid of them? Or some kind of makeup to cover them up? I mean idk... im a little lost and don't know what to do about them. I sit down most of the day because of my job. I do get up and walk around when i get the chance... but are there any home remedies or anything that anyone can recommend that I try/do? thanks guys! most appreciated!
    I thought they were stretch marks too... but the more I look at them, they don't look like the rest of my stretch marks. lol. I kno that sounds silly. But I have some dark and some light from being preggo, going up and down with weight. They literally came out of no where on the inner part of my thighs and the back underneath my butt. lol.
    i also use cocoa butter on my body mostly, because my skin gets really dry, so that works pretty good for me. And the spots itch sometimes late at night...if that means anything. how much does that procedure cost to have stuff injected into them? My insurance wouldnt cover it huh because its cosmetic?

    • ANSWER:
      there is some things u can do for that whether they r "Stretch Marks or Varicose Veins".
      1. u can elevate them, there may b a circulatory problem meaning as with ur blood, make sure when u do elevate them they r higher than ur heart. (That's my problem, the blood doesn't circulate 2 my calves & ankles.).
      2. There's certain creams. U can apply 2 c if that helps.
      (Remember even trying the cream make sure u ask ur doc. first, I'll feel better).
      3. U mayb on your legs 2 much. I know u can't help it with having kids, but in deed if that the case u know a doc. is going 2 say that regardless if u have small/young kids. I know my doc. said it when I was preg. with my 2nd & I first got toxemia, how in the world was I able 2 stay off my feet, when I had a 1 year old?
      Hope they go away!!!!

  40. QUESTION:
    Open wound problem?
    My grandma ( 87 year of age ) has developped a really bad open wound on her foot. I mean it is covered with fluid ( pus i think ) and it will not heal. Me and my parents have tried all different kind of ointments and it won't heal. Hospital is out of the question, since she will not let us take her there. But she is in a lot of pain, and i'd like to know if you guys know about any home remedies we could try to help her. Just to let you know we live in Poland and any US drugs are out of the question. We tried Neosporin, but we can't get rid of the fluid, like it will not dry, and i know that in order to heal such a wound you have to dry it first.
    Thank you in advance
    She has used different kinds, brands either oral or ointment antibiotics but it will not dry. I know about going to the doctor but being 87 years old she just does not want to deal with all that. Do not get me wrong but i just want a home remedy to maybe ease the suffering. If you know what I mean...

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      It is difficult to be sure what this open wound is, it might be an injury that will not heal, as you suggest. On the other hand, it might be a varicose vein ulcer, or a number of other things less common.

      I think your best bet in the circumstances you give, is to get a 3- inch or 4-inch wide crepe bandage, and wind it around to bandage her leg up from toes to knee.

      You start bandaging around the bases of the toes, continue upwards over the wound, and continue over the heel and up to the knee (or just below). You should apply firm pressure to support the skin from the outside, but not so tight that you cut off the circulation.

      You leave the bandage on all the time, day and night, and change it for a clean one 2 or 3 times a week.

      It works by supporting the return circulation from the skin, which is very likely to be compromised at age 87.

      If it works, it will show signs of improvement after about a week.

      If it works,I am afraid your Grandma will have to be bandaged up like this on her foot and lower leg for the rest of her life, - - if you stop, the skin is very likely to break down again.

      I hope this is of some help.

      Best wishes,

      Belliger (retired uk gp)

  41. QUESTION:
    cellulite ...?
    i'm only 14 and I have very bad cellulite ... i'm not even sure all of them are cellulite ... I have lilttle red lines and clear lines ... is that spider vines and strech marks? well they're all over my legs ... can't even wear capris ... does anyone know some good products to treat these ... like around 20 bucks??

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the common causes of cellulite are: Chronic Overeating, Too Little Exercise, Under-Active Thyroid Hormone and Intolerance to Common Foods

      Some of the causes of poor drainage either by the veins or the lymph system are…

      1. Broken, Weak, Varicose Veins
      2. Inherited Weakness of the Veins
      3. Poor Lymph System Drainage or Disease to the Delicate Lymph Vessels
      4. Poor Lymph System Inherited Weakness
      5. Stress / Anxiety

      HOME REMEDIES
      * Losing fat helps cure cellulite by shrinking fat cells.
      * Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables—low in calories yet packed with nutrients—and drink fruit and vegetable juices.
      * Add about 2 cups of sea salt to warm bathwater and sit in the soothing waters for at least 20 minutes.
      * People who are constipated on a regular basis usually have cellulite. Eat plenty of high-fiber foods like green vegetables and grains every day.
      * Drink beverages at room temperature rather than ice-cold. Ice constricts your esophagus and stomach, hindering the flow of digestive enzymes into your stomach
      * Practice healthy eating habits. Chew your food thoroughly and avoid eating snacks at night.
      * Drink lots of water. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water.
      * Avoid coffee and smoking cigarettes.
      * Press a soft-bristled brush gently onto your skin and rotate it in circular movements from head to toe or on cellulite areas alone.
      * A deep breath also helps clean out toxic carbon dioxide from all your cells.
      * Avoid stress and try to remain calm and happy.
      * Use warm coffee grounds rubs on where ever the cellulite is then rap clear plastic wrap let sit for about 5 mins.
      * Take caffinatted coffee, grind it into dust & mix with cheap hand lotion, rub this into your problem spots for 60 second a day, then shower it off & watch those cellulite areas become smoother & firmer.
      * A healthy low-fat, high fibre diet containing plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables also helps to reduce fat from the body.
      * Stop eating foods high in saturated and hydrogenated fats.
      * Remain active. Do some physical activity.
      * Reduce the amount of salt you intake.
      * Take 20 to 30 drops of juniper essential oil and mix it with 4 ounces of olive oil. Apply the mixture to your hands and then massage the areas of your body where cellulite is a problem
      * Do easy exercise such as skipping, swimming or even shopping can help.

  42. QUESTION:
    hemorrhoid question?
    i am 21 and going through my first case of hemorrhoids. i am totally confused from all my internet research mostly because of all the things they say causes a hemorrhoid, i havent done or had any of them....i.e. no heavy lifting, pregnancy, no constipation etc. i am really bummed about this because for me it is really painful! it started hurting the most on sunday so this morning (monday) i did a saltz bath twice. then i worked from 3 in the afternoon until 11 and im not kidding, but by the end of the night....starting around 8 i was waddling around my work because it was so awful. i did one more saltz bath when i got home and took a vicodin for the pain so i feel okay now....but im worried about work tomorrow because i will be at work for 8 and a half hours! i obviously cant do a saltz bath so id like to know 1) what i can do for the pain
    2) how long will this horrid pain last
    3) is this really normal? cause according to my reading, everybody has this...it just doesnt seem right

    • ANSWER:
      Treatments for hemorrhoids vary in their cost, risk, and effectiveness. Different cultures and individuals approach treatment differently. Some of the treatments used are listed here in increasing order of intrusiveness and cost.

      For many people, hemorrhoids are mild and temporary conditions that heal spontaneously or by the same measures recommended for prevention. There is no medicine that will cure hemorrhoids, but local treatments such as warm sitz baths, using a bidet, extendable showerhead, cold compress, or topical analgesic (such as Nupercainal), can provide temporary relief. Especially in the case of external hemorrhoids with a visible lump of small size, the condition can be improved with warm bath causing the vessels around rectal region to be relaxed. Consistent use of medicated creams during the early stages of a hemorrhoid flare-up will also provide relief and may stave off further development and irritation. However, creams containing steroid preparations weaken the skin and may contribute to further flare-ups. Keep the area clean and dry, with some lubrication provided by hemorrhoidal creams or a lubricant. Ointment or suppositories such as Proctosedyl[15][16] and Faktu[17] can also relieve the symptoms.

      [edit] Natural treatments
      Some people claim to have successfully applied natural procedures for treatment or reversal of chronic conditions. These procedures largely echo the prevention measures. However, self-care measures, including herbal or "natural" remedies, should not be undertaken without medical consent to avoid possible drug interactions. They include:

      Reducing regional pressure in such ways as improving posture and muscle tone, or in severe cases, undergoing a profound psychophysical reeducation, by a method such as the Alexander Technique.
      Taking herbs and dietary supplements that strengthen vein walls, such as Butcher's Broom, Horse-chestnut, bromelain, and Japanese Pagoda Tree extracts. Drinking 99% pure aloe juice can also relieve itching and swelling.[citation needed]
      Topical application of natural astringents and soothing agents, such as Witch hazel (astringent), Cranesbill, Aloe vera, and honey.
      Drinking chamomile tea several times a day.
      Eating fiber-rich bulking agents such as plantain and Psyllium seed husks to help create a softer stool that is easier to pass, to lessen the irritation of existing hemorrhoids.
      Using the squatting position for bowel movements.[18]
      For sufferers of hemorrhoids caused by poor vein circulation (coupled with varicose veins in lower extremities and/or varicocele), sleeping overnight with raised legs helps reduce or completely eliminate especially external hemorrhoids. A 12-inch by 24-inch foam wedge is available in most medical supplies stores for less than . It should be covered with a zippered, removable, 50% cotton muslin cover.[citation needed]
      The combination of internal and external remedies is particularly recommended, e.g., Witch-hazel suppositories combined with frequent cups of strong chamomile tea.[19]

      Dietary supplements can help treat and prevent many complications of hemorrhoids, and natural botanicals such as Butchers Broom, Horse-chestnut, and bioflavonoids can be an effective addition to hemorrhoid treatment.[20]

      Butcher's Broom extract, or Ruscus aculeatus, contains ruscogenins that have anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictor effects that help tighten and strengthen veins. Butcher’s Broom has traditionally been used to treat venous problems including hemorrhoids and varicose veins.[21][22][23]

      Horse-chestnut extract, or Aesculus hippocastanum, contains a saponin known as aescin, that has anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, and venotonic actions. Aescin improves tone in vein walls, thereby strengthening the support structure of the vein. Double blind studies have shown that supplementation with Horse-chestnut helps relieve the pain and swelling associated with chronic venous insufficiency.[24][25]

      Bilberry extract, or Vaccinium myrtillus, is an anthocyanoside bioflavonoid. Supplementation with this potent flavonoid protects and maintains venous strength and function.[21][26]

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      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemorrhoids

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      SMARTY

  43. QUESTION:
    Witch Hazel?
    does this really help clear up skin and reduce the look of your pores?
    and where can i get it at?

    • ANSWER:
      i would say yes, since it is used in alot of beauty products.

      Witch Hazel - a small tree or shrub found in damp woods and along some roadsides that border forest areas.

      Plant Parts Used - leaves, branches, bark

      Used In - tinctures, infusions, clear liquid form (distilled), capsule form

      Medicinal Properties - has astringent, anti-inflammatory, cooling and soothing properties.

      Recommended For - External Use

      * Bruises, sprains, cuts and grazes
      * Minor wounds, scratches and insect bites
      * Mild poison ivy reaction
      * Sunburn
      * Varicose Veins
      * haemorrhoids

      Used Internally - As an infusion or herbal tea to help treat diarrhoea, colitis, heavy periods and digestive problems.

      Taken internally as a capsule Witch Hazel is especially recommended to help treat skin blotches, fragile small blood vessels, heavy legs, haemorrhoids and varicose veins.

      Witch Hazel Herbal Tea

      * 1 tsp of dried leaves, twigs or bark
      * 1 cup of boiling water
      * Infuse for 10-15 minutes
      * Strain
      * Drink one cup 3 times daily

      This home remedy is especially good for treating mild diarrhoea ( diarrhea).

      Cosmetic Uses - used in many skin products and lotions today to help cleanse and close pores and act as an antiseptic. Therefore is good for treating pimples, open pores, blackheads, spots, pimples and acne.

  44. QUESTION:
    pile problem?
    i had constipation during pregnancy and after my first baby with c-section.dr gave me laxative.whenever i used laxative i felt good but when i left the medicine i again found constipation which one day turned out with piles i saw too much blood in toilet. after that i didnt see anything like that thaen afte 6/7 months i felt difficulty in passing stool. i went to drs they said they couldnt see anything but gave me cream to apply which i didn't. the problem was not severe. now this time after my second baby i m feeling piles with every bowel movement either there is constipation or not. when i go to toilet i find a kind of pinching sensation with passing stool but no blood and after that an hour of burning sensation but nothingelse. i m scared of going to dr coz i have heard that there is no cure except surgery.please tell me if there is any other cure.is this cureable without surgery. please tell me how to get rid of this problem. it is not severebut it couldbe in future.

    • ANSWER:
      The best product I have ever seen (or used) is by Michael's of Texas, Inc. I think it's called Haemorrhex or Rhoid-X (or something close to that). You could contact the company via e-mail and state that their hemorrhoid cream was recommended to you, and could they pls. mail order you some? As piles, or hemorrhoids for the person who didn't know what piles are, are essentially varicose veins of the rectum, anything that will help treat varicosities will also help your hemorrhoids. These would include: horsetail, thyme, butcher's broom, rosemary, witch hazel, comfrey, yarrow, and any astringent, tonifying, antibacterial, antipruritic herb. Any salve that contains myrrh, goldenseal, comfrey, olive oil and/or leaf, echinaecea, yellow dock will help you and there are many others as well. Your self-treatment could be as simple as taking cotton balls dipped in witch hazel and cleansing the area. This is a traditional home remedy. I would strongly suggest that you also try a course of Circucaps by Sanhelios (about -20 for 90, and available at any co-op or healthfood store. If they don't have them, they can special order them for you.). I also suggest that you change your diet and strongly avoid foods that make one's digestion sluggish, especially red meat and most hard cheeses. Coffee can actually stimulate one to go, so it's not necessary to remove that from the diet. There is a product called Malt Soupex used in hospitals and nursing homes to gently treat constipation. It is just barley malt, and is warmed, and just given by the teaspoonful. You can buy barley malt very cheaply at almost any healthfood store or co-op. I would avoid laxatives like the plague, as it's too easy to become dependent upon them, and they can significantly worsen the problem. Stop taking iron supplements as well, as they worsen the condition. Eat salad and greens, fruits, vegetables, grains and beans several times/day, every day. Ultimately, hemorrhoids are just a minor complaint of pregnancy usually, and will often resolve themselves. As long as you are not bleeding profusely, do not worry. Having babies too close together is not good for this condition, and if you have rectal varicosities, you usually have or will soon have varicose veins in your legs as well. This can be serious as you then will have a higher risk or "milk leg" or deep vein thromboses (DVT's). I would consult w/ an herbalist, and an acupuncturist, as well as an ND (Naturopathic Doctor) regarding this condition. As your screen name sounds Indian, have you considered consulting w/ an Ayurvedic Physician?

  45. QUESTION:
    Hemorrhoid? HELP PLEASE.?
    This is a serious question, so if you're going to troll then leave.

    Okay so, it's not something that I really want to go to my doctor or parents about :S.
    I've never really regularly gone to the toilet but lately it's been really bad. I'm really constipated and I feel like I need to go to the toilet all the time but I cant.
    I've not experienced bleeding (yet?) but I have had muscus in my stool. (Hard stool)
    I'm scared that it could be a hemorrhoid, because I'm only a teenager.
    I don't really know much about hemorrhoids so if someone could explain to me what I should do if I have one?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Vickiee,

      Hemorrhoids is veins of the anal region that have become swollen and inflamed, similar to varicose veins in the legs. Hemorrhoids are either inside the anus (internal) or under the skin around the anus (external) or combination of both. It is quite common happened to adults.

      Below are symptoms of hemorrhoids
      -Painless bleeding with a bowel movement.
      -Anal swelling
      -Itching
      -Discomfort
      -Discharge
      -Hygiene problems
      -Soiling

      There are many ways to treat hemorrhoids
      i)medical treatment, ie. Rubber band ligation , Hemorrhoidectomy, Laser coagulation, Infrared photocoagulation , Laser treatment

      ii) home remedies
      -Improved anal hygiene. Dampen the toilet paper with water before using it, to make it softer.
      -Increased dietary fiber
      -Increased dietary fluids
      -Avoid constipation or diarrhea.
      -Use stool softeners, stool bulking agents (not a tasty ones, but what can you do).
      -Exercise, avoids long standing or sitting, don't strain, and keep the anal area clean.
      -Warm baths several times a day in plain, warm water for about 10 minutes.
      -Ice packs to help reduce swelling.
      -Applying Aloe Vera gel
      -Witch hazel

      Check the following site for more tips.


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