Sunday, 8 July 2012

DO IT YOURSELF TO PREVENT VARICOSE VEINS

Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking.

Varicose veins or arteries are veins that have become enlarged and tortuous. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, although varicose veins can occur elsewhere. Veins have leaflet valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards (retrograde flow or reflux). Leg muscles pump the veins to return blood to the heart (the calf muscle pump mechanism), against the effects of gravity.


The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.

When veins become varicose, the leaflets of the valves no longer meet properly, and the valves do not work (valvular incompetence). This allows blood to flow backwards and they enlarge even more.

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't.

Varicose veins are most common in the superficial veins of the legs, which are subject to high pressure when standing. Besides cosmetic problems, varicose veins are often painful, especially when standing or walking. They often itch, and scratching them can cause ulcers. Serious complications are uncommon.

No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!

If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.

● Wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun and to limit spider veins on the face.

● Exercise regularly to improve your leg strength, circulation, and vein strength. Focus on exercises that work your legs, such as walking or running.

● Control your weight to avoid placing too much pressure on your legs.

● Do not cross your legs while sitting and always elevate your legs when
resting as much as possible.

● Do not stand or sit for long periods of time. If you must stand for a
long time, shift your weight from one leg to the other every few minutes. If you must sit for long periods of time, stand up and move around or take a short walk every 30 minutes.

● Wear elastic support stockings and avoid tight clothing that constricts your waist, groin or legs.

● Eat a low salt diet rich in high fibre foods. Eating fibre reduces the chances of constipation which can contribute to varicose veins. High fiber foods include fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains, like bran. Eating too much salt can cause you to retain water and cause further swelling in the legs, feet or ankles.

Again and again I am brought up against it, and again and again I resist it: I don't want to believe it, even though it is almost palpable: the vast majority lack an intellectual conscience; indeed, it often seems to me that to demand such a thing is to be in the most populous cities as solitary as in the desert.