Varicose veins and blood circulation in the legs

The varicose veins appear when the organism is unable to make the blood return fluidly to the heart. The blood becomes stagnant and, to make room for it, the veins in the legs dilate. If we favor the blood circulationThe dilatation disappears and the veins return to their normal state. But if the difficulty of venous return remains and the veins remain dilated, the varicose veins.

Different factors influence the occurrence of varicose veinsHormonal factors (menstruation), pregnancy, sedentary life, obesity, contraceptives, consumption of toxic substances such as tobacco and alcohol... There is also a genetic predisposition. There are statistics that indicate that the varicose veins affect more than 10% of the population, being much more common in women.

The blood circulation It rises up to the heart thanks to the muscular contractions of the legs and the presence of small valves inside the veins, which prevent the blood from flowing back downwards. If the veins dilate, these valves are unable to do their job properly. This is when the problems of blood circulation: varicose veins, tingling in the legs, fluid retentionfeeling of tired legsAll of them are discomforts that appear with the arrival of heat.

Among the plants that favor the blood circulation we find the Red Vine (Vitis vinifera), the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), the Rusco (Ruscus aculeatus) and the Hamamelis (Hamamelis virginiana). If you would like more information on this topic, please contact us via e-mail at All in all, we hope you find the following tips useful.

Recommendations to improve blood circulation in the legs

  • Do not spend long periods standing or sitting.
  • Put on a support and sleep with your legs slightly elevated.
  • Avoid heat in the legs.
  • Forget about garments that press on the legs (garters, girdles, short stockings and tight clothes in general).
  • Wear comfortable shoes: no high heels or sneakers that do not support the heel.
  • Practice some type of gentle physical exercise (walking, swimming, etc.), runcycling...) in order to maintain your ideal weight and to promote a good blood circulation.

You will find more advice from the naturopathic doctor Oriol Camerino in the issue 2 of Emana magazine.


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