Varicose Veins is a condition in which veins, especially on legs, behind knees, and ankles becomes bulging and twisted. Varicose veins may cause discomfort and pain; the degree of pain depending upon the severity of the condition.
Veins contain one-way valves, which ensure that blood flows in the direction of the heart. When these valves fail, they allow blood to flow backwards. Hence, the veins may bulge due the overload and pressure of blood.
According to Circulation Foundation, the excess pressure leads to the widening of the veins as they do not close properly and this causes varicose veins to develop. The Foundation further states that most V.Veins originate from leaking valves in areas such as groins and behind the knee.
Doctors normally use a small probe called continuous wave Doppler to detect the direction in which the blood flows. According to the Circulation Foundation Varicose Veins behind the knee may require duplex scanning.
Health experts agree that if your varicose veins condition is not at its worst stage, then some self-help measures can alleviate the pain and discomfort. These include measures such as change in diet, exercise, losing weight and other positive life style changes.
What about Varicose Veins Behind Knee?
Before any self-treatment, it is always recommended to check with your doctor. Once the doctor has ruled out the need for any medical or surgical attention, you may try alternative methods along with life style changes.
Some people swear by taking some home remedies such as massaging apple cider vinegar and olive oil to the affected area works to reduce the discomfort and pain.
Over the Counter?
The NHS UK states that the following medicine with an OTC icon can bought over the counter for Varicose Veins.
- Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate
There are several homeopathic remedies available for treating varicose veins including behind the knee.
It should be remembered that for oral homeopathic medicines, you should either consult a qualified homeo physician or buy the non-prescriptive solutions form reputable and trusty worthy sources.