Veins form a part of our vascular system along with the arteries and other blood vessels. Most veins carry blood from the tissues to the heart. Since veins play an important role in circulation, it is essential to know about vein health and the various vein problems that can be treated if diagnosed early. This week, we featured articles on:
Healthy veins and natural ways to deal with venous insufficiency, a condition in which veins do not function optimally
- Jugular vein distention
- The various causes of vein pain and ways to stop it
- Bulging veins in hands
- Varicose veins natural treatment, which includes various home remedies
Research shows that age has a direct link with vein health. In addition, the risk of vein disease could be high if others in the family have it. Diet has an important role to play in vein health, as some nutrients keep veins strong and healthy, while some food groups such as fats may harm veins.
Quite often, vein problems are progressive. Therefore, it is important to talk to a doctor even if the problem seems minor. More information on vein problems, their diagnosis, and treatment are summarized in the article extracts below.
Healthy veins: Natural ways to avoid venous insufficiency
Venous insufficiency refers to a condition where blood flow through your veins travels in an inefficient manner, often causing it to back up and pool in the distal extremities. There are several types of vein disorders leading to venous insufficiency, with most being the result of either blood clots (deep vein thrombosis) or varicose veins.
In some cases, valves that control blood flow to the heart become damaged, leading to backflow of blood. This leads the distal veins to become overfilled, becoming engorged into the surrounding tissue, leading to tissue breakdown and venous skin ulcers.
While several factors leading to venous insufficiency may be related to family history and genetics, there are still several things you can do to lower your chance of developing the condition. Obtaining certain nutrients from you diet goes a long way to keeping arteries and veins strong and elastic, promoting overall healthy veins and vascular system. By implementing some simple changes in your life, combined with a little willpower, you can take control of your health. Continue reading…
Jugular vein distention: Causes, tests and treatment for bulging neck veins
When people have bulging neck veins, it is referred to as jugular vein distention and can be a sign of a cardiovascular problem. If you have jugular vein distention or as it is commonly called, JVD, you should seek medical attention immediately.
We have internal and external jugular veins that run along the right and left side of our neck. These veins carry blood from the head to the superior vena cava. The vena cava is the largest vein in the upper body and it runs to the heart, which is where blood is before passing through the lungs to pick up oxygen. When someone has jugular vein distention, it is a sign of increased pressure inside the vena cava. Continue reading…
Vein pain: What causes painful veins and how to get rid of it
Painful veins are often a symptom emanating from vein walls. Veins found in the human body are responsible for carrying blood devoid of oxygen back to the heart and lungs to become oxygenated and redistributed through the body once again. Some veins are visible beneath the surface of the skin while other are located internally, just out of sight.
Just like pain experienced elsewhere in the body, it’s transmitted via pain receptors, which can be triggered by a number of different things. When vein pain is experienced in deeper veins that are difficult to see, the source is more difficult to identify compared to visible veins. Continue reading…
Sudden bulging veins in hands: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Our blood is transported through our body by blood vessels, and sometimes these blood vessels appear as bulging veins in hands. These swollen veins look unsightly and are an indicator of our age, but the good news is that bulging veins are not generally a sign of poor health. However, there are instances where bulging veins may be caused by a serious vascular disease.
How are bulging veins in hands caused? Continue reading…
Varicose veins natural treatment: How to get rid of spider veins naturally
Varicose veins are visible veins that may look dark purple or blue in color and are commonly found in the legs and feet. These enlarged and discolored veins do not pose any immediate health concerns, as they are usually a cosmetic problem. However, some people experience aching pain and discomfort that could signal impending circulatory problems.
Varicose veins are caused by prolonged standing and walking upright, which increases the pressure in the veins of the lower body. Dysfunction of tiny valves in the blood vessels themselves also plays a role. Other risk factors include age, sex, family history, and obesity.
The following are a list of varicose veins natural treatments, including herbal remedies and essential oils. Continue reading…
Vein problems can result from a number of complications, which may seem minor but could also progress and become life-threatening. Problems such as jugular vein distention could be related to heart problems and deserve immediate attention.
You must not ignore any vein problems, as even vein pain or varicose veins could signal circulatory problems. While some vein conditions like bulging veins may be age-related or genetic, others such as venous insufficiency are preventable by maintaining a healthy diet, drinking more water, reducing sodium intake, and avoiding foods that are stored in plastic.