Yesterday, a man who came in to see me for his varicose veins. He said these ugly veins of blue and purple have suddenly come up in his lower legs – knee to ankle, and he wasn’t sure what to do to get rid of them. I started to check his feet and look for blockages in his legs and rest of body. As I tracked the path of pain in his body, it led me to the blockages in his heart channels, which plays the major role in blood circulation.
With varicose veins, the valves inside the veins prevent blood from flowing backward. These valves help move blood from the legs back up to the heart. But if those valves become clogged, they don’t close properly. Blood then flows backward, pools, and enlarges the veins causing varicose veins. New research suggests that people with varicose veins may also have a higher risk of developing a clot in the deeper veins of the legs, known as deep-vein thrombosis or DVT.
Varicose vein is a vein that has become stretched and swollen with blood. As your heart beats, it pumps blood through your arteries and veins to all parts of the body. The arteries carry the blood from your heart out to your body, and the veins carry the blood from your body back to your heart.
The blood going out to your body in the arteries is full of oxygen, which makes the blood bright red. But the blood coming back from your body in the veins is darker because your body parts have used up the oxygen in the blood. That’s why veins look purple or blue.
Veins have valves that help keep the blood flowing in the right direction. Valves are like tiny doors that close after the blood has passed through to keep blood moving along and to make sure it doesn’t flow backward.
As people get older, though, the valves might not work as well. When that happens, some blood can stay in a vein instead of moving forward like it should. This makes the vein swell, and that swollen vein is a varicose vein.
The veins often show up on the legs, ankles, and feet because those body parts are farthest from the heart. Gravity pulls blood down into your legs and feet when you’re standing up or sitting down. So the veins have to work extra hard to get that blood back up to the heart, and some of those veins can wear out over time.
Varicose veins look twisted and purple or blue, and they’re raised, which means they look like they’re sitting on top of the skin. They can be tender and painful, especially after sitting or standing still for a long time. People who have varicose veins might also have achy legs that feel heavy.
Varicose Veins and DVT
New research done in 2018 suggests that people with varicose veins may also have a higher risk of developing a clot in the deeper veins of the legs, known as deep-vein thrombosis or DVT. The study published in the Journal of American Medical Association compared 213,000 people with varicose veins to a similar number of people of the same age and sex who did not have varicose veins. They found that DVT was about five times more likely among people with varicose veins.
About one-quarter of adults have varicose veins, and about half of these people have a family history of the problem. Varicose veins are also more common after age 65 and in women, especially those who have been pregnant several times. Larger people — those who are overweight, obese, or tall — are also more prone to varicose veins, as are people who stand or sit for long periods of time.
Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) refers to a blood clot that forms in a deep vein, usually in the calf or thigh, but also the pelvis or the arm. Sitting for long periods, such as during long-distance travel, leads to sluggish blood flow and a greater chance of having a clot.
DVT symptoms include swelling, discomfort, redness, and warmth in the affected area. A DVT poses a serious threat if the clot breaks off and travels to the blood vessel to the lung. Symptoms include difficulty breathing that happens suddenly, without an explanation a fast or irregular heartbeat, chest pain or discomfort, which usually worsens with a deep breath or coughing up blood feeling lightheaded or faint.
HijamaHerbs can help resolve your varicose veins condition.
HijamaHerbs treatments are based on finding blockages in the physical body, mental/emotional and the spiritual side (in case of sihr/jinn afflictions). When the blockages are correctly identified, then Hijama is performed to clear the blockages, and herbs are taken to rejuvenate the internal organs. To clear emotional blockages, Rahmah emotional clearing procedures are utilized.
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