Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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Conservative Management of Varicose Veins



Address:   Mrs. Akoijam Sangita Devi1, Mrs. Malar Kodi Aathi2
1Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Surgical Nursing, M.M Institute of Nursing, M.M University Mullana, Ambala Haryana.133207
2Assistant Professor, Dept. of Child Health Nursing, M.M Institute of Nursing, M.M University Mullana, Ambala Haryana.133207
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ABSTRACT:
Varicose veins are abnormal, dilated blood vessels caused by weakening in the vessel wall. Such conditions that increase pressure on the leg veins such as overweight, lack of exercises, hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy and menopause, smoking; constipation or people who are prolong standing or sedentary position or repeated heavy lifting make veins of legs very weak and develop into varicose veins. Researchers reports that “A mild care of varicose veins does not usually require a doctor’s care, it can relief from the discomfort with at-home treatment and various alternative remedies, such as acupuncture and acupressure, aromatherapy, colour therapy, diet and supplements, herbal therapy, exercise, Yoga, homoeopathy, hydrotherapy etc”. Other preventive measures are maintaining ideal weight and to avoid prolong standing and tight clothing that constricts waist, groin or legs; avoid crossing legs when sitting, avoid wearing high heels and eat low salt diet that is rich in high fibre food to reduce retention of water or swell.
KEYWORDS:
Varicose veins, hormonal fluctuations, acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, Colour therapy, herbal therapy, homoeopathy, hydrotherapy, elastic support stockings.
Cite:
Akoijam Sangita Devi, Malar Kodi Aathi. Conservative Management of Varicose Veins. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management 2(1):Jan. - Mar., 2014; Page 40-45.
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