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Spider Veins Symptoms

Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Large, painful and swollen are words often associated with varicose veins. Big and purple or small spidery veins are the first indications of a problem. Varicose veins usually appear on legs, but they can occur elsewhere. All veins contain valves that stop the blood from reversing the circulatory flow. These valves are called leaflet valves. In the lower extremities, where the veins are far from the heart, circulation can be a strain. If a valve malfunctions it can cause the blood to pool in that location.  Typically veins that become varicose are located near the surface of the skin and are those that are most easily affected by standing or walking. Varicose veins often feel itchy, ache, and sometimes protrude. Part of the problem lies in the fact that there is a build-up of waste materials which irritate the affected areas.

Problems Associated with Varicose Veins.

If you accidently injure yourself in an area where you have a varicose vein, it may bleed longer than usual and take more time to heal.  People may experience white patches around the ankle area called “atrophie blanche.” Those who suffer from restless leg syndrome are more likely to have varicose veins than those who don’t.

Non-invasive Treatments

There are several non-surgical procedures available. Elevating your legs reduces the pressure on the circulatory system. Wearing elastic stockings help support veins, and can completely eliminate pain for those who have a mild case.  Regular exercise, of course, improves overall circulation.

Surgical Options

The most common form of treatment for those who have more serious cases is sclerotherapy, which is an injection in the afflicted vein that causes the vein to close and scar forcing the blood to take a different route. A more recent version of this technique is radiofrequency ablation which causes the vein to close using high intensity light waves. Surface veins carry only 10% of the blood flow which means that re-routing a few veins will have very little impact on the body as a whole. New scientific investigations have revealed that some natural medicines are very effective in treating varicose veins. When seeking treatment most people will seek out a vein specialist called phlebologists.


VenousBalm-RX is a treatment that can be applied to surface of the skin. The mixture contracts the veins and reduces secretions. It accomplishes this by drying the underlying tissue preventing moisture loss. It acts like an analgesic and provides pain relief quickly. It has anti-inflammatory properties.  It takes only small amounts of cream to accomplish the goal, and is well tolerated by the healthy tissue that surrounds the affected area. The formula works due to its interacting components sesqui and diterpene to restore tone to muscles and nerves. Included among its many virtues is its ability to relieve lymphatic congestion. The purpose of the lymph system is to absorb surplus fluid that consists of waste and sometime white blood cells. The lymph channels function only with muscle contraction. When muscles surrounding the varicose veins are more tone and fit the lymph system will function more efficiently.  Help yourself to relieve your symptoms. Be proactive in your own care. For more information go to