What Are Varicose Veins and How To Treat
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that are most commonly found on the legs. Up to 30% of adults are affected, mainly women. Varicose veins are made more likely by old age, weight issues and pregnancy.
In normal veins, small valves prevent blood flowing backwards around the body. In varicose veins these valves are damaged, allowing blood to pool and causing your vein to become swollen and enlarged.
Although this may sound bad, the main problem of varicose veins is cosmetic and they do not usually cause health problems. You may find though that you also experience aching, itchy and heavy legs, and swollen feet or ankles.
How to treat varicose veins
Compression stockings may help, as well as avoiding sitting or standing for long periods. Also ensure you take regular exercise. All of these can help with poor circulation, and taking regular breaks throughout the day and elevating your legs can help ease discomfort.
Massaging your legs with varicose vein gel can also boost circulation, ease redness and inflammation and have a cooling, soothing effect on itching.
At Tower Health we also offer a range of the latest, clinically tested, safe and fast working circulation massagers. These are designed to increase your blood flow, relieve aching legs and reduce swelling. They use a variety of methods including massage, NEMS and TENS therapy and infra-red heat therapy to relieve the discomfort of varicose veins.
Tower Health's natural soothing spray and roll-on treatments
We have a range of varicose vein treatments to help both the appearance and reduce the itching and inflammation of varicose veins. Find out more about ex-veins soothing varicose veins spray.