Frequently Asked Questions
what is the best cure for varicose veins?
I've been having this insecurity due to my varicose veins that I couldn't even wear shorts or skirts. So I want to know what is there that can help me get rid of my varicose veins.
I found this on the 'net...hope it helps.
Surgery is used to remove varicose veins from the body. It is recommended for varicose veins that are causing pain or are very unsightly, and when hemorrhaging or recurrent thrombosis appear. Surgery involves making an incision through the skin at both ends of the section of vein being removed. A flexible wire is inserted through one end and extended to the other. The wire is then withdrawn, pulling the vein out with it. This is called "stripping" and is the most common method to remove superficial varicose veins. As long as the deeper veins are still functioning properly, a person can live without some of the superficial veins. Because of this, stripped varicose veins are not replaced.
Injection therapy is an alternate therapy used to seal varicose veins. This prevents blood from entering the sealed sections of the vein. The veins remain in the body, but no longer carry blood. This procedure can be performed on an out-patient basis and does not require anesthesia. It is frequently used if people develop more varicose veins after surgery to remove the larger varicose veins and to seal spider-burst veins for people concerned about cosmetic appearance. Injection therapy is also called sclerotherapy. At one time, a method of injection therapy was used that did not have a good success rate. Veins did not seal properly and blood clots formed. Modern injection therapy is improved and has a much higher success rate.
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!
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:
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.
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.
Suffering from Varicose veins.Can anyone suggest doctor for varicose veins using acupunture/acupressure?
I am suffering from Varicose veins.Can anyone suggest good doctor in chennai who can do treatment for varicose veins using accupunture/ acupressure/reflexology or any other alternative treatment without having surgery ?
Go to a good homeopath in Chennai who can treat and cure the varicose veins within a short span of tme. Use Hamamelis 1X externally on the veins will help it shrink. Use Hamamelis 1M once in a fortnight internally.
Calcaria Flour 6X is another remedy which can cure you for certain. It may have to be taken for a long period of time like two or three months.
Acidum Fluor, Amra grosea, Hyppozaeninjum(with pus), Pyrogenum (Pus type) are other useful medicine.
A good homeopath will be able to cure very quickly. Acupressure may not help you. Acupuncture may. with best wishes.
How to cure varicose veins naturally without surgery??helpp?
well,im fifteen and not overweight.Last year,i realize i have a little varicoses veins but i didn't bother it.Recently i realize that it gotten worse.the palms of my hands(the front) i could see obvious varicose veins and maybe a little spider v.It kinda freaked me out at first.Then i remember my mom have varicose veins badly when she was pregnant.But the weird part is none of my siblings have.Im the youngest and i have 3 siblings.i also found out that my leg(the knee part but the back of it)starting to form veins...People normally get it during their 30s or pregnant.Why is this happening?even if its hereditary why im the only one who got it?Is there a natural way to stop it?I cant go for surgery i cant stand blood etc..makes me shiver and my people weakens.I exercise and stop crossing my legs,wearing loose clothes,elevate my legs when sleeping or sitting.I hv done all those but it seems to gotten worse?? Absurb vein :/x
Varicose Veins in the right leg. How to cure without surgery?
I Consulted a vascular surgeon and he recommends surgery but does not guarantee that it will not reappear again in another place in the leg.
Only a specialist and only after they have examined/tested, etc, can that be answered.
Please, and I say this from the heart, as I genuinely care, be sure if you are given a good professional opinion, such as being told surgery is the way to go, don't go against it by the advice of any kind of quackery. If at least two qualified specialists agree on an alternate plan--only then consider it.
Sadly there are bad sources and unqualified people who work in the field, and this "jumps out at me" as something that easily could lead to "unqualified advice". You can do Internet research--just pay attention to those from a respected Medical school or decent source.
If you want two good sources (and there are many more), WebMd has a good reputation, and also the world famous Mayo Clinic does beautiful work
There are three for you. At least the first and last one listed will send you to other good web sites, and/or have links and you can feel safe with almost all of those.
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how can i get rid of my varicose veins?
okay, so i have vericose vains, and i am relatively young. it runs in the family. my grandmother had it, my mom has it, and now i, at 15 has it. we all have very ugly legs. like, they are not fat, but bigger in porportion to the rest of our body, and then we all have the veins. how can i get rid of them without surgery? lately im always exercising, messaging, and elevating my legs, but it isnt doing anything. am i stuck with these for life? how can i get rid of them?
There is no cure to get rid of them
without surgery, but you need to be honest with yourself about your diet and excercise as this can help reduce pressure. Try and add a little walking to your day every day and once a week 1 hour of gym. Because your family have a history your doctor may offer you surgery so get for first for a quicker recovery.
Disorders of the Reproductive system for males?
(can someone provide me with a list of some disorders of the reproductive system for males)
Its my health class & i need to talk about a disorder in a males reproductive system. If you guys KNOW ANY please list them! its due tomarrow!:O please & thank you!
Testicular trauma. Even a mild injury to the testicles can cause severe pain, bruising, or swelling. Most testicular injuries occur when the testicles are struck, hit, kicked, or crushed, usually during sports or due to other trauma. Testicular torsion, when one of the testicles twists around, cutting off its blood supply, is also a problem that some teen males experience, although it's not common. Surgery is needed to untwist the cord and save the testicle.
Varicocele. This is a varicose vein (an abnormally swollen vein) in the network of veins that run from the testicles. Varicoceles commonly develop while a boy is going through puberty. A varicocele is usually not harmful, although it can damage the testicle or decrease sperm production. Take your son to see his doctor if he is concerned about changes in his testicles.
Testicular cancer. This is one of the most common cancers in men younger than 40. It occurs when cells in the testicle divide abnormally and form a tumor. Testicular cancer can spread to other parts of the body, but if it's detected early, the cure rate is excellent. Teen boys should be encouraged to learn to perform testicular self-examinations.
Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, the coiled tubes that connect the testes with the vas deferens. It is usually caused by an infection, such as the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, and results in pain and swelling next to one of the testicles.
Hydrocele. A hydrocele occurs when fluid collects in the membranes surrounding the testes. Hydroceles may cause swelling in the scrotum around the testicle but are generally painless. In some cases, surgery may be needed to correct the condition.
Inguinal hernia. When a portion of the intestines pushes through an abnormal opening or weakening of the abdominal wall and into the groin or scrotum, it is known as an inguinal hernia. The hernia may look like a bulge or swelling in the groin area. It can be corrected with surgery.
Disorders of the Penis
Disorders affecting the penis include:
Inflammation of the penis. Symptoms of penile inflammation include redness, itching, swelling, and pain. Balanitis occurs when the glans (the head of the penis) becomes inflamed. Posthitis is foreskin inflammation, which is usually due to a yeast or bacterial infection.
Hypospadias. This is a disorder in which the urethra opens on the underside of the penis, not at the tip.
Phimosis. This is a tightness of the foreskin of the penis and is common in newborns and young children. It usually resolves itself without treatment. If it interferes with urination, circumcision (removal of the foreskin) may be recommended.
Other Disorders of the Penis
Paraphimosis. This may develop when a boy's uncircumcised penis is retracted but doesn't return to the unretracted position. As a result, blood flow to the head of the penis may be impaired, and your son may experience pain and swelling. A doctor may use lubricant to make a small incision so the foreskin can be pulled forward. If that doesn't work, circumcision may be recommended.
Ambiguous genitalia. This occurs when a child is born with genitals that aren't clearly male or female. In most boys born with this disorder, the penis may be very small or nonexistent, but testicular tissue is present. In a small number of cases, the child may have both testicular and ovarian tissue.
Micropenis. This is a disorder in which the penis, although normally formed, is well below the average size, as determined by standard measurements.
please Can anybody give me address of hospital which treats varicose veins without operation in Hyderabad?
His muscles in both the legs r weak and var ices bleed heavily with little itching in it
There is no cure for this decease. you should never tink of surgery as it will ruin your life. non surgical treatments are not effective. only thing you should do is to control your weight.
what is the pathophysiology underlying the development of a venous ulcer?
1. What is a venous ulcer?
A venous ulcer is damage and loss of skin above the ankle that is the result of a problem with the veins in the leg. Venous ulcers are quite common, difficult to heal and often recur.
2. What is the problem with the veins?
Veins are part of the blood circulation system. The veins carry blood back to the heart so that it can be pumped into the arteries. Leg veins have flexible valves inside that ensure the blood can only flow back to the heart, especially when standing and walking. The most important veins are deep inside the leg, surrounded by the muscles. During walking, the rhythmic contraction of the leg muscles squeezes these veins and actually pumps the blood back to the heart! A number of problems with the veins can cause this pump to fail and if this happens the venous blood pools in the legs on standing and walking and the blood pressure in the veins increases. Over a number of years the excessive pressure damages the skin and eventually and an ulcer develops.
3. How do you diagnose a venous ulcer?
A venous ulcer has a characteristic appearance:
bulletMost commonly situated on the lower leg just above the ankle.
bulletUsually surrounded by brown-stained skin.
bulletVaricose veins are often visible as well.
bulletRest of the foot and heel usually look normal.
bulletThe ulcer can be of any size.
bulletThe ulcer is often green and smelly because of infection.
About two thirds of leg ulcers with this appearance are venous ulcers. To diagnose problem with the veins that has caused the ulcer requires a special test using ultrasound. A patient with a new leg ulcer should be referred to a specialist for expert assessment.
4. What will happen if I have a venous ulcer and I do nothing about it?
A venous ulcer will not usually heal without expert advice and treatment. Unless it is kept clean and dressed regularly a venous ulcer can become infected and get much larger very quickly. Venous ulcers can be very painful and limit mobility and quality of life. The longer you have a venous ulcer the more damage that is done to the skin of the leg and the more difficult is is to heal, even with expert advice.
5. How do you cure a venous ulcer?
There are three important principles involved in effective treatment of a venous ulcer:
Keep the ulcer clean and dressed regularly to prevent infection and promote healing.
Have the cause investigated by a specialist.
Treat the underlying cause effectively to allow healing and prevent recurrence.
6. What treatments are there for venous ulcers?
There are three effective forms of treatment for venous ulcers:
Elevate the affected leg for as long as possible to prevent pooling of the blood and allow healing.
Apply special compression bandages to the leg for support when standing and walking.
Surgically remove any leaky veins that are contributing to the problem.
7. Who will do the compression bandaging?
The compression bandaging must done by a person who has been trained to do it properly. This will usually be a district nurse, or a nurse in a leg ulcer clinic. If the bandage is put on too loosely it doesn't work; if it is put on too tightly it may make the ulcer worse or cause other ulcers to appear.
8. What if I need surgery?
If the specialist assessment shows that there are problems with the veins under the skin then your specialist may recommend surgery to remove these veins or the prevent the blood flowing the wrong way in these veins. For more details see varicose veins.
9. How long does it take for the ulcer to heal?
The time taken for a leg ulcer to heal is difficult to predict. The following factors are important for healing:
Effective compression bandaging
Treatment of underlying venous problem
Some ulcers will heal in a few days, others take weeks or months and some never heal.
10. What can I do to speed up my recovery?
Common sense tells you that a good diet, plenty of rest, and regular dressings will allow the healing process do its job.
12. Will I need to come back to hospital?
It is usual for patients with leg ulcers to be reviewed at intervals in a special leg ulcer clinic. This is to ensure that the treatment is effective and no complications have developed such as infection.
13. Will the ulcer come back?
Unfortunately, in many patients venous ulcers will recur either at the same of different sites. It is therefore very important that treatment continues after the first ulcer has healed, especially if the underlying problem with the veins cannot be treated surgically. The most usual form of long term treatment is the use of graduated compression socks.
What to do about my grade II internal hemorrhoids? Only 18?
Just yesterday, I discovered I have grade II internal hemorrhoids. It prolapses during a bowel movement but retracts on its own. It feels weird when it comes out and now that I know I have it, it's constantly on my mind and I'm not sure if I should just leave it and improve my diet, or if I should opt for a procedure like sclerotherapy or the rubber band procedure. I have one main question...
1. Are grade II internal hemorrhoids reversible? I mean if I improve my diet and take stool softeners, will the hemorrhoid become smaller and stop prolapsing?
This is a little exhausting, but please take a moment to read my story. Very recently, I discovered the same kind of hemorrhoids that would prolapse during rectal activity, but hide any other time. They still ITCHED like nobody's business! It started only as 2, but as I neglected them, I noticed that I started gaining them all around my 'entrance'. I found myself researching my condition EVERY SINGLE DAY for several months, just trying to find something to relieve the pain and hopefully make them go away. The bad thing about hemorrhoids is that they rarely ever 'go away' once they're there, and the other bad thing is that there is a serious suppression of information about hemorrhoids that is very unnerving considering half of the country suffers from some grade of hemmies. You'd think in 100 years we would have developed a sure cure for such a common issue. But anyway, I tried to avoid homeopathic or natural remedies since nothing usually measures up to modern medicine.. but more and more, I saw that the only methods doctors want to try are surgery, ligation, ultroid (electrolysis) and other treatments that often result in the problem returning. Being uninsured, I just don't have that kind of money to waste. Surgery was not an option, so what could I do?
I tried everything, changing to a liquid diet, cutting caffeine, taking fiber pills, prep-H cream. Nothing changed. The only thing that ever seemed to soothe the severe itch and pain was witch hazel (Tucks Pads, found at walmart), it works wonders on relieving the symptoms but never the cause, and I wanted these things GONE! I even saw something called "H-Miracle". It's basically a booklet written by a woman who had severe chronic hemorrhoids, who shares her dietary changes with others. It seemed to have good reviews but why would I pay for someone's advice? All she did was google and decided to sell her findings! I thought, "if she could find the solution for free, then I can find it too."
Not many know this, but hemorrhoids are actually varicose veins, so I tried to search for cream that treats varicose veins. I found one called Hirudoid only to find it's not sold in the U.S.. On the way out of CVS, I picked up a bottle of pharmaceutical grade pure Tea Tree Oil since I'd heard stories about anti-fungal meds working for hemmies. Keep in mind that you MUST mix it half and half with olive oil or it will burrrrn horribly. After only 3 very painless/itchless days of applying the diluted tea tree oil, my hemmies started to shrink. I only had to apply it once daily and now they don't bother me as much. I stopped applying the oil, but I am still using tea tree oil soap, so that might be helping prevent the buttberries from coming back. But regardless, it's completely painless and that's what matters! I will never jump to conclusions about natural remedies ever again, without at least trying them first! I wish I'd tried this months ago.
In short: I highly suggest you pick up a bottle of tea tree oil and a bar of tea tree soap. You can find the oil at any pharmaceutical store. As for the soap, it might be more tricky. I got mine from a natual soap vendor at my local flea market but I'm sure Bath and Bodyworks or something like it may have the same thing. DO make sure it is all natural to ensure safety of application on mucus glands. The best part is, I'm pain free and I can keep my caffeine addiction! I suggest keeping to a fibery diet to prevent yourself from straining while you make a bowel movement so that they don't return.
In case this doesn't work for you, I had a back up plan should the oil not work: It's called Fargelin. It's a chinese herbal pill that you can pick up on Amazon for a bottle. Also keep in mind that it's only enough treatment for about a week, so it's definitely something to trial but at you can't really beat that! Outside of those last two options.. I would have resorted to surgery. ): I hope my advice helps!
What can make your circulation better? AM 14?
Well i get cramps and stuff and i have one popped vein in my leg and i dont wear skirt and shorts cause i feel bad about myself.......only pants what do i do? i think it runs in the family my sister is skinny and she does too what can i do? Help me please
There is a solution for this problem that is simple and best of all no medicine involved that can screw you up also no surgery! You can "cure" all kinds of problems with "Graduated Compression Pantyhose". This is NOT your regular pantyhose because it greatly increases blood circulation in the legs which will give you increased energy all day. I found it will eliminate cramps at night that many people get but you have to wear them at night! You don't have to buy the "Medical Pantyhose" to achive this unless you have a really big problem. Mediacl support hose is EXPENSIVE yet most manufacturers do make Graduated Compression Pantyhose... look for the package at a store near you.
Go to http://store-a2d18.mybigcommerce.com/pages/Benefits.html and click on the benefits. This is something most women don't know about but legs are legs so ALL applies to BOTH sexes equally!! This page was made for the guys because most guys think pantyhose is for women and this will give them something to think about. Also top sports athletes use compression hose for all International flights to avoid DVT and PREVENT those ugly veins from forming in the first place! A really big deal!! Again this applies to men as well. Ha...even stops ticks from biting you so no Lime Diease for you.
Pantyhose ugly? Your friends put wearing pantyhose down? Then try this... You and your friends all go out for the evening and you all wear equally short skirts BUT you wear shiny nude pantyhose or get some of the Graduated Compression Pantyhose and try to notice who is watching whom! You will get ALL the action from the guys guaranteed! This type of hose practical in ALL situations! Even at the beach!!! (provides SPF 40 to 50 coverage without the creams). Simply more sophisticated in all situations... ask any guy! Ignore the women who will be jealous.
Anyway this will stop the cramps and varicose veins from forming and is a simple solution you won't hear from your doctor cuz there is no money in it for him....
Ah... lastly... another benefit most don't know about... The "Lycra Nylon" will wick moisture to the surface to be evaporated thus cooling you on a hot day! You just have to be moving or have wind to provide the evaporative cooling effect like a swamp cooler... Ask any engineer versed in thermodynamics for the details. So it is win win...
Hope this solves your problem....
What causes varicose veins? And is there a cure?
The word “varicose” refers to a vein that is unnaturally and permanently distended. Vein walls or vein valves near the skin can become damaged from natural stretching or weakening because of the pressure of the blood flowing through the veins. Varicose veins often appear through the skin on a person’s legs as blue, bulging and twisted veins; in some cases the veins may be raised or stand out on the surface of the skin.
Is there a cure or treatment?
Without treatment, varicose veins tend to worsen. The physician first attempts to treat the symptoms by prescribing non-surgical treatments, such as:
· Leg elevation
· Compression Stocking (elastic hosiery)
More extensive or complicated cases of varicose veins may require medical therapy or surgery. Most cases can be treated on an outpatient basis with local anesthetics.
vitamin k? ......does it really work?
will stop spider veins and cure them? like if you eat food that has a lot of vitamin k in it it would cure your spider veins? how long would it take? or do i have to go and buy creams and get surgery?
Vitamin K is given to people who have a bleeding tendency especially due to liver problems or who have been on blood thinner medication. So, theoretically, if you would apply the Vitamin K cream on the skin, it could prevent excessive skin bruising in case of soft tissue trauma. It may or may not help. These are statement from the manufacturer and have never been proven in a scientific study. One thing is sure, however, the spider veins or varicose veins will not go away. There is nothing in vitamin K to make an anatomical change such as the disappearance of the spider veins.
Elevating the legs provides relief. "Advice about regular exercise sounds sensible but is not supported by any evidence." The wearing of graduated compression stockings with a pressure of 30–40 mmHg has been shown to correct the swelling, nutritional exchange, and improve the microcirculation in legs affected by varicose veins. They also often provide relief from the discomfort associated with this disease. Caution should be exercised in their use in patients with concurrent arterial disease.
The symptoms of varicose veins can be controlled to an extent with either of the following:
* anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin can be used as part of treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis along with graduated compression hosiery. In extensive superficial thrombophlebitis, consideration should be given to anti-coagulation, thrombectomy or sclerotherapy of the involved vein.
* Diosmin 95 is a dietary supplement distributed in the U.S. by Nutratech, Inc. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not approve dietary supplements, but concluded that there was an "inadequate basis for reasonable expectation of safety."
Sclerotherapy is used for telangiectasias (spider veins) and varicose veins that persist or recur after vein stripping. Sclerotherapy can also be performed using microfoam sclerosants under ultrasound guidance to treat larger varicose veins, including the greater and short saphenous veins. A study by Kanter and Thibault in 1996 reported a 76% success rate at 24 months in treating saphenofemoral junction and great saphenous vein incompetence with STS 3% solution. A Cochrane Collaboration review concluded sclerotherapy was better than surgery in the short term (1 year) for its treatment success, complication rate and cost, but surgery was better after 5 years, although the research is weak. A Health Technology Assessment found that sclerotherapy provided less benefit than surgery, but is likely to provide a small benefit in varicose veins without reflux. Complications of sclerotherapy are rare but can include blood clots and ulceration. Anaphylactic reactions are "extraordinarily rare but can be life-threatening," and doctors should have a resuscitation cart ready. There has been 1 reported case of stroke after ultrasound guided sclerotherapy when very a large dose of sclerosant foam was injected.
how to cure Varicose veins?
i'm 18 years old
and i can see some varicose veins
at the back of my legs
but not that much although they are visible
so i cant wear skirt or some mini short because of this
well i dont feel any pain at all,..
as of now, i want to do some remedies about this varicose veins
soon i will visit a doctor
There is a way to deal with it that isn't as bad as you might think...
Wear Graduated Compression Pantyhose. Sounds weird BUT they will stop the progression of varicose veins!!! You won't get worse and they will hide what is already there. Actually there is a lot to gain...
Veins won't get worse
You definitely will have more energy at the end of the day. Legs will feel great!
Hose looks great! Just ask any guy! If you go out with girl friends try an experiment...all wear the same length short skirt but you wear the hose....guess who is going to get the looks and attention!!!
Top Athletes wear this type of hose to improve performance (both guys and gals). usually will result in about a 10% advantage!!!
Legs always look really good and more sophisticated in hose no matter what the occasion.
Many people wear graduated compression hose to prevent night leg cramps as well (men and women..legs are legs).
Costs but nothing compared to surgery which can be a mess. Also Graduated Compression hose last much longer than regular hose so it isn't all that bad.
Some people can't stand the tights but after awhile you will get used to it and they will be automatic.
May not be in fashion but that always changes and really can be ignored.
Graduated Compression Pantyhose is for both guys and gals. This is not your standard pantyhose by a long shot. May look the same but that's all. For severe cases there is Medical Compression hose but they are expensive and in mild cases not necessary but they are an option. The compression hose works by returning your blood back "up" the leg via valves in your veins. Without it the blood return to the heart is not so great. Many people in the know are using Graduated Compression Pantyhose as a PREVENTATIVE measure so they don't get varicose veins in the first place. Younger the better.
Anyway, think carefully about this BEFORE going under the knife or laser which often times is just a temporary fix till more veins appear with the same problem...
Web searches usually turn up the medical grade (which are expensive and not necessary in your case) when searching for "Graduated Compression Pantyhose" Just look on the rack of regular pantyhose in a store near you but look for the ones that say "graduated compression" on the package somewhere. They are actually common and airline people (men and women) wear them and anyone else on their feet a long time... Good for hunters because the tics won't bite through them!!! You will get used them them and I promise they will look great!
please suggest some cure for external hammeriods,am 42 m.it hurts all day.living on pain killers?
I recently changed my diet and have got a problem with hammeriods.Am in agony the whole day,living on pain killers like disprin and nimulid.Can some suggest some cure
well if you can't or won't go get them cut off, here are some suggestions...
Best results are often shown when one reverts to nature in foods and habits rather than treatments. There are a number of natural remedies and products available for treating hemorrhoids in the market today. Some are in the form of pills while others are creams or gels. These products are derived from naturally occurring herbs such as butcher’s broom, horse chestnut, bilberry and so on. These herbs work by improving circulation around the anal region, which reduces pain and itching and prevents the piles from reappearing. The mode of treatment usually varies depending upon the cause, severity, and duration of the disease.
Some of the leading drugs in the market include
Avatrol: A natural herbal supplement in a pill form that promotes healthy rectal function and circulation.
N2 Cream: A potent topical treatment, combining natural astringents and herbal extracts to reduce swelling and itching. The cream is applied 3-5 times daily for proper treatment.
Preparation H: A popular and inexpensive product, Preparation H is used to treat the symptoms and itching associated with hemmorhoids. It does not improve circulation, or prevent them from recurring.
Hemaron: A natural supplement for hemorrhoids that contains Japanese Pagoda Tree extract, and claims to heal hemorrhoids with an amazing 94% success rate!
Venapro: Acts as a natural anesthetic, by lubricating the sensitive passageways and restoring normal blood flow to the rectal area. Contains natural extracts of Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide, L-Arginine, Horse Chestnut, Oat Straw, Mullein and so on.
Rue Care Oil: Rue Care Oil is a blend of natural oils with Rue oil as main ingredient for hemorrhoids treatment. Rue oil derives from Rue medical plant used for centuries for natural health care, treatment and cure of skin problems, itching piles, varicose veins, anal fissure, healing of hemorrhoids and much more.
Hemorrhoids No More and Roid relief: Made of organic extracts this highly concentrated formula is used for external application and thrombosed hemorrhoids. It claims to shrink and eliminate hemorrhoids upon application within days without scarring, tissue damage, or invasive surgery. This product can be used to treat and eliminate chronic cases of hemorrhoids or those from a recent diagnosis.
ZenMED Cool Relief cream: A natural cream with a combination of astringent and anti-inflammatory herbal extracts, which cools and relieves hemorrhoid pain.
Many of these natural drugs be it pills, or lotions contain natural ingredients such as:
Japanese Pagoda Tree (Sophora japonica)
Japanese pagoda tree extract is one of the best herbal supplements for naturally treating hemorrhoids. The extract from this tree has a very high success rate of curing hemorrhoidal symptoms. Since hemorrhoids are mainly caused due to enlarged blood vessels, applying the purified herbal extracts of Japanese pagoda tree helps to normalize the permeability of veins and capillaries, strengthen vein walls, and provide the necessary nutrients to maintain optimal vein health.
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Horse Chestnut has been used to treat various circulation and vein conditions for many centuries now. Studies have shown that this extract has the ability to support vascular circulation, as well as strengthen connective tissues and vein tone.
Butcher's broom (Ruscus aculeatus)
Butcher's broom is a long-standing natural treatment for hemorrhoids. A natural vasoconstrictor with anti-inflammatory properties, Butcher's broom also helps in strengthening and toning veins.
Vitamin E: Free radicals, the cancer causing hazardous waste of the body, can cause cancer. Vitamin E, which is a fat soluble, contains powerful biological antioxidants, which protect our cells from free radicals.
Zinc Oxide: One of the biggest problems of hemorrhoids is irritation, itching, pain and burning of the anal region. Applying Zinc Oxide forms a physical barrier on the skin and helps in relieving these symptoms.
L-Arginine: A leading cause of Hemorrhoids is thought to be the spasm of the anal sphincter (muscles in the anal region that push the stool out). L –Arginine treats hemorrhoids by reacting with our cells to make Nitric Oxide, which relaxes muscle spasms and brings relief from pain.
Oat Straw: Chronic hemorrhoids can be a very exhausting condition. Oat straw and the grain are mildly antidepressant; they help in raising energy levels and support over-stressed digestive system.
Plantain: Relieves itching and swelling caused by Hemorrhoids. Medicinally, plantain is astringent, demulcent, emollient, cooling, vulnerary, expectorant, antimicrobial, antiviral, antitoxin, and diuretic. It affects blood sugar, usually lowering it.
Cascara Sagrada: If the natural movement of the food inside the intestine becomes obstructed it can put pressure on the hemorrhoidal tissues. Herbs such as Cascara Sagrada help by speeding up bowel movements and making hemorrhoids less likely to re-develop. The compounds in cascara sagrada help to move food move.
Bilberry: Improves blood circulation throughout the body. By enhancing the blood flow to the vessels, the herb benefits people who are suffering from poor circulation in their extremities, painful varicose veins, and hemorrhoids.
Mullein: Soothes irritated skin and treats respiratory problems. Astringent (constricting) and soothing compounds in the leaves and flowers explain why this herb has gained a reputation for soothing Hemorrhoids.
Cayenne: Eases pain by providing diversionary discomfort and by depleting the body's supply of substance P, a chemical component of nerve cells that normally sends pain signals to the brain.
Red Sage: A traditional Chinese herb used for invigorating the circulation of blood and reducing stasis. Clinical studies have shown red sage to be effective in resisting bacteria, diminishing inflammation, improving the cardiovascular system considerably, protecting the liver, inhibiting tumors, and stabilizing the nervous system.
The advantage of homeopathy is that it is a natural and non-invasive way of treatment. It is used to treat a wide range of illnesses and problems. You can find a licensed homeopathy physician in many countries of the world, including Europe, Asia and the US. There are many treatments available for hemorrhoids under homeopathy. One of the most commonly prescribed homeopathy medicines is Aesculus hippocastanum. Used for treating external hemorrhoids; this medicine is typically used for alleviating symptoms such as sore and aching piles, that cause bleeding and pain after a motion. People who need this medicine also complain of felling a lump inside their rectum and sharp needle like pains radiating from the rectum. If the pain is accompanied with diarrhea or constipation and a lot of flatulence then the homeopath will prescribe Collinsonia. If the pain in the anus is very intense and there is too much bleeding which continues many hours after passing stool then relief will be provided with Hamamelis. If the patient complains of chronic constipation, pain and itching around the anal region then they can find relief by using Nux Vomica. Burning hemorrhoids with soreness, cracks, and itching in the anal region can be relieved with Graphites.
Although homeopathy medicines are safe and non-toxic, they should be taken under the advice and diagnosis of a qualified Homoeopath.
Another natural treatment for piles is Ayurveda. Applying a mixture of half tea spoon turmeric and 1 teaspoon of ghee (clarified butter) at bedtime, three nights in a row, on external hemorrhoids can greatly reduce the swelling and pain. After a two-night break, apply the same mixture again for three consecutive nights. Repeating this pattern for a few days will bring down the pain. But turmeric can stain your clothes, so it is a good idea to wear old nightclothes to bed. The stains from the skin wash off in a few days.
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.
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?
Euthanization debate for speech class. Can you help? (10 points!)?
Well, I was chosen to do a debate on why I think euthanization should be legal for terminally ill patients. Why do you think this should be legal? I have come down to that it should be legal because it decreases suffering, for both patient and family. But I'm stuck on other things.
Is there any other reason why you think it should be legal for terminally ill patients?
Thanks for the help!
This article will give you a lot of info that you can incorporate into your speech.~
The term euthanasia comes from the greek words for good and death.(Abernethy 430) Euthanasia often has a positive conotation in the idea that a suffering person will be relieved by means of a mercy killing. Having existed since almost the beginning of time, mercy killings have been a way for people to escape the fear and pain of dying a slow and painful death. Back during the times of when the Scotish people where fighting for their independence from England, many persons suffering from lepercy and mortal wounds as a result of battles would be put to rest in hopes to end the suffering and both physical and mental pain on the victim. Because of the idea of euthanasia being a mercy killing, there is little guilt involved for those surrounding the dying victim because they feel as though they are helping the victim who is in a way being liberated from his or her pain. Christian Scientists in a way practice euthanasia because of the stringent practice of withholding medical care which could help extend a suffering person's life. Christian Scientists feel that God has given a person a illness for a reason and that the practice of medicine to help the person suffering from the illness goes against he will of God and that sicness must be cured by means of prayer. Because Christian Scientists allow people to die without assistance of medicine, they are in a way believers in euthanasia. Started in the mid to late ninteenth century by Mary Baker Eddy, the religion of Christian Scientists has put the issue of allowing people to die through denying them medical care up for review and debate by Americans and all people.(Anonomous 524)
"Many people believe that physicians should use every means to maintain a person's life as long as possible. But others argue that dying patients and their physicians have the right to choose whether life-maintaing treatments should be continued. Some people also feel that this decision should be left to the family and physician if the patient is no longer capapble of expressing his or her wishes. "(Fulton 61)
When speaking to a very well-known and praised physician, I discovered some interesting facts I had not previously uncovered. "Dr. Perry Shoor has been practicing vascular surgery at Sequoia Hospital since 1978, and in that time has performed over 4,000 peripheral vascular operations. In addition to the standard vascular problems, he has interest and expertist in endovascular arterial repair(ballon dilation, atherectomy and stents),vein problems(varicose veins) and complex hemodialysis access problems. Medical results rank him among the most talented with stroke and death rates of one percent in his last 200 carotid operations. He has authored many journal articles and book chapters on topics specific to vascular surgery. Dr. Shoor recieved his undergraduate degree in Analytical Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his medical training at The Chicago Medical School and University of California, San Diego. He did a fellowship peripheral vascular surgery at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City California and Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He is now certified by the American Board of Surgery with a Certificate of Special Qualification in General Vascular Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons."(Shoor 1)
Dr. Shoor feels that voluntary euthanasia is okay, although only under certain circumstances. Dr. Shoor said that he felt that there was a large difference between mercy killings and alowing someone to die. He felt that a person who is going to die in the immediate future has the choice to deny treatment and die. "To operate on someone against their will is battery," Dr. Shoor said. One can not force a person to be operated on if he or she says that he or she does not want treatment. Dr. Shoor said that a mercy killing can only be carried out under very precise conditions; the person who will recieve the euthanasia must be suffering from a terminally ill disease in which the chance of recovery is almost zero percent, and the person must consent to the mercy killing, and in most incidents must ask for it. A person's family may not decide whether for or against a mercy killing if the patient is capable of thinking and speaking. Dr. Shoor said that the times when a family's input is considered and possibly used when referring to euthanasia, is when a person is in a coma. A scenario given of a typical incident involving the practice of euthanasia(allowing someone to die) by Dr. Shoor was a seventy-five year old man comes into the emergency room with a ruptured anurism; the man is made aware of his condition and is told that without medical treatment he is almost certainly going to die within the next day or two. The man considers his options and says, "You know what? I've lived a long good life. I've done all that I want to and I wish to
I received my ultrasound results....?
Okay, as the story continues...
I had a liposarcoma in 99/00; this was a high grade liposarcoma (something I've failed to mention in past questions) located in my abdominal area.
I had found some lumps in my legs and finally got the results of the ultrasound that I had done.
In regards to the doctors that I have been seeing, NONE of them have ever treated anyone, and some never even known anyone with a liposarcoma. The guy that did my ultrasound on the lumps in my legs has only done ultrasounds in the legs to look for veins, varicose veins, or blocked veins. He said that he had never looked for lumps in the legs.
So, here is what the report says...
Clinical Indication: history liposarcoma lumps lower extremity, question varicosities versus soft tissue masses.
FINDINGS: There is one lump right lower extremity which appears to be caused by a varicose vein. There are three lumps lower left extremity. 5mm lump appears to be solid and does not represent a varicosity. There is also a 2.7 mm lump left lower extremity anteriorly which appears to be a vessel. 5 mm lump in the left lower extremity is the only soft tissue mass which could represent neoplasm. There does appear to be a rent in the sarcolemma adjacent to that lump and this may be simply represent herniated muscle. If there is clinical concern for metastases fine needle aspiration could be performed.
I know that a fine needle aspiration is not a recommendation for my type of cancer. I feel that I need to have my leg opened up and a exploratory surgery be done.
Because of my experience of being misdiagnosed for so many years to begin with, I will not allow ANY lump go unchecked in my body. If it's a lump that can be removed, I will fight until it is removed.
I'm hoping that BELLYDOC will see this!! I appreciate the answers that you have given me so far!
The bottom line is that if you want this lump excised for pathology, even if it's only 5 mm (tiny), it should come out just for your peace of mind. I'd do it without blinking, as would probably every surgeon I can think of. There is no reason to leave you feeling anxious.
The fact that you're this far out from the original surgery and it was called "high grade" at the time, is a great surgical result. It really starts to look like there was none left behind.
I'm not one that's fond of the word "cure" when it comes to cancer, but a few more years and you really won't have any other ways to describe it.
In removing a mass from your thigh that's as small as you describe, there may actually be a little challenge to it. Oddly enough, my experience is that once the overlying skin is opened, the sense of a discrete mass which can be felt becomes much less distinct. At times, I'll actually use the help of the radiologists who will place a needle into the mass by ultrasound, in order to insure that I get the thing in the specimen that goes to the lab. This is called a needle localized biopsy.
The general rule with making incisions in order to obtain biopsy for possible sarcoma is to plan ahead. If the biopsy result is positive, usually one has to go back to excise more tissue and make sure that all of it is gone. This has to include the previous biopsy incision, just in case tumor cells were wiped off on the walls of the incision when it was opened. The entire incision needs to be removed with an oval of skin around it. All of the tissue that was disturbed by the previoius biopsy has to go. The original site, along with a margin of healthy tissue needs to be removed.
For this reason, it's my practice to place a couple of metal clips into the tissue around where I biopsy for suspected sarcoma. That way, the radiologist can use xray to pin-point the location and place a needle into it.
A positive biopsy for sarcoma is quite rare, and I have to say that even in those cases where I felt CERTAIN, I've only been right ONCE. Everyone else has had benign biopsies. The only other times I've come across sarcomas that weren't already diagnosed, it was a surprise... much like yours, which sounds like it took some time to figure out.
Personally, I wouldn't be too worried about a tiny lump in the thigh, even given the aggressive nature of your initial tumor. The probability that it relates to the previous tumor seems low to me.
I completely understand and support your drive to get a solid answer, though, and whether it's a negative biopsy or a positive one necessitating re-exision, I think you should remain as alert to your own body as you are now, for at least a few more years.
I hope you'll keep me informed as to what happens, because I have no doubt that the lump is soon to be gone.
Varicocele in testicles!?
For 3 years now I've had a varicocele in my left testicle but only recently has it started hurting. A dull pain under my belly button, in the left testicle and trouble getting an erection. Would surgery fix this and are there any at home remedies for this?
Varicocele is an abnormal development of varicose veins around the testis.They cause excessive heating around the testis which can cause reduction in sperm count.You are very correct about it's effect on obtaining and maintaining an erection.
One can get some relief by wearing an old fashioned Jock strap which lifts up the testis and and it's bag of worm like veins.
The only treatment is a surgical treatment to remove some of the varicose veins.
It has to be done by a specialist MD in an operating room.It is one of the most frequently done procedures.The results are good.There are no home remedies or herbal cures.
Enjoy the amenities of life without a varicocele and enhance your fertility while you are about it!
Thrombophlebitis or Pylephlebitis can lead to having Diabetes type 2?
I wonder. A person with thrombophlebitis in his right leg, lasting 4 years (after 4 years underwent operation) may have diabetes because of poor blood circulation?
Note: After the surgery continued to have diabetes but are already going down in value without medication.
The doctor has recommended medication simply no one to lose 10 kg to find better (the person in question weighed 80 kg, before today is already at 71 kg).
Thank you for your commentaries.
P.s.: The same person who did the tests, he was not diagnosed with anything in the pancreas or the kidney. They said everything is fine with them.
Type 2 diabetes has absolutely nothing to do with Thrombophlebitis.
The operation in question was presumably stripping of varicose veins.
The cure for type 2 diabetes is to lose the excess weight. It sounds like that has already been effective.
Sharp Pains During Intercourse?
I've recently noticed that when my bf and I are having intercourse that I start to get sharp pains in my lower pelvic area.
It's always on the right side.
And I dunno what it is.
I dunno if it's serious, or if it's just cause my body isn't ready for it.
There are also times where I'm just fine, and i don't get any pains at all.
So is there something wrong with me, or does this happen to other people too?
Also, I've noticed that we have intercourse when I have an empty stomache.
So does me not eating before sex have anything to do with me getting the sharp pains that I'm getting?
Thanks a bunch.
When it comes to venous health, every body is different. Genetics, lifestyle, and the many experiences in our lives can determine how our veins react and serve our bodies, including how much pain we may experience. It is clear that venous health is still a growing medical area and understanding how the body heals itself and how to cure painful venous disorders is not completely understood.
For many women, pelvic congestion syndrome is a painful reality which seems to have no possible cure. It involves pain within the lower pelvic area which can have a range of severity and which can feel like a throbbing, a dull ache, a sharp pain, etc. What is known is that women who have had multiple children tend to be at a greater risk for this syndrome and that what often causes the pain is poor venous health. When blood begins to flow backward in veins, or sit in veins without movement, pain can ensue. In the legs, this can also lead to spider veins or varicose veins. But in the pelvic region, it can often cause pain, a feeling of heaviness, irregular menstrual cycles, and pain during intercourse. For those that have varicose veins in other areas of their body, it is possible that pelvic congestion may occur.
Treatments for pelvic congestion have been difficult to come by since every woman's body and experience are so different. Treating vein disorders in the pelvic region can be especially difficult and many women, even after treatment, do not gain the relief from pain that they thought they would. Since the veins in the pelvic region are so intertwined with vital organs and reproductive organs, treating them is not easy and finding the right solution for your particular situation is something that should be researched and discussed with a venous health professional and/or your medical doctor. It is easy to misdiagnose pelvic congestion so making sure an accurate diagnosis is made based on tests is important.
There are a few treatment options available to women who suffer from pelvic congestion. One is to opt for surgical treatment after all other treatments have failed. Since it is not the preferred method of treatment, it is advised that you seek out all other options. Surgery carries the longest recovery period and typically, a minimally invasive approach allows a surgeon to remove varicosities from the pelvic region. Some surgical approaches have even worked on a displaced uterus or an entire hysterectomy to alleviate pain.