The Low Down on Veins
As winter approaches and the summer attire retires it’s easier to hide away those pesky veins that can often appear on the legs. Spending a lot of time sitting, standing or heavy lifting, can lead to increased pressure on the veins, and over time this can contribute to the development of over-relaxed veins. Other factors include obesity, pregnancy, and hormonal changes—elevated estrogen levels (associated with oral contraceptives, pregnancy and estrogen replacement therapy) can all increase one’s chances of developing spider, varicose veins or haemorrhoids.
Vein health is an important aspect of overall health as they are responsible for carrying blood back to the heart from all parts of the body. They have valves that prevent blood from flowing backwards, and when these valves don't work properly, it can cause a variety of issues.
Varicose, Spider Veins
These are the most common of all vein problems. A varicose vein or spider vein (thread-like varicose veins that are finer and much less swollen) is a damaged or weakened superficial blood vessel that appears to be twisted or enlarged and bulging. Varicose veins are unable to effectively pump blood back up to the heart, resulting in the pooling of blood in the legs and in increase in pressure on weakened veins. They are often accompanied by itching skin over the vein, as well as achiness, cramps and swelling in the lower legs.
These are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum or anus. They can occur both inside and outside the anus and can be very painful and uncomfortable. Haemorrhoids can be caused by several factors, including chronic constipation, pregnancy, obesity, and straining during bowel movements. The symptoms of haemorrhoids include itching, pain, bleeding, and difficulty passing stools. Treatment for hemorrhoids may involve lifestyle changes, such as increasing fiber intake and staying hydrated, as well as over-the-counter creams and ointments, and in some cases, surgery may be necessary.
As with all venous disorders, the best method of treatment is prevention and early intervention, particularly since varicose and spider veins are progressive in nature. Let’s take a look at some top selling products to support vein health, circulation and support some of those unpleasant symptoms.
Presto Gel uses all natural ingredients to bring rapid, lasting relief to painful haemorrhoids. It is a clinically proven, non-surgical, non-toxic, non-irritating, non-hazardous, non-prescription alternative for treating troublesome hemorrhoids. Presto Gel should be tried even when everything else has failed.
Nature’s Sunshine Vari-Gone is a powerful antioxidant formulation containing flavonoids that help to strengthen the vein health, aid in circulation and help to alleviate the itching, puffiness and tenderness related to varicose veins.
New Era Combination L are a safe way to help support blood circulation and tone the vein walls. Perfect for use helping support fluid balance and discomfort associated with varicose veins.
Vitamin C with Hesperidin Complex is a powerful antioxidant formulation that helps to strengthen the capillaries and helps with circulation.