What is Spider Veins(Telangiectasias)? Treatment in Ayurveda
Spider veins are solely a cosmetic concern and Harmless. It is also called thread veins. Spider veins are very common and mostly affect women as compared to men. It can occur at any age mostly between 30-50 but is more common after 80. It has about a 10-30% prevalence rate worldwide. They can appear anywhere in the body but are commonly found in the face and legs.
Spider veins are the visible blood vessels below the skin which are damaged. They can be seen as thin lines, like branches or webs (Spider web) and appear red, purple or blue. It mostly appears on legs and face. They are smaller and mainly small capillaries are affected and can appear without any cause.
Difference between spider vein and varicose vein
Spider veins and varicose veins may have similar symptoms but these are two different conditions of veins . Varicose veins are more bulgy than spider veins and might be painful. Spider veins are mostly seen in the face and legs but can be anywhere in the body but varicose veins can be seen in legs , buttocks, thighs , ankle etc and appear rope-like whereas spider veins appear like branches or webs.
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS
The signs which are seen
- Thin veins that resembles tree branches , spider webs
- Purple, blue, red color. Some may experience rarely
- Throbbing legs
CAUSESAlthough exact cause is unknown, some relatable are
- Hormonal changes
- Body mass index more than 30
- Prolonged standing and sitting
- Sun damage
- Weakness In legs
- Vein damage
- Thin skin
It also happens without any cause.
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Regular exercise
- Avoid prolonged standing or sitting.
- Mobility (activeness)
- Avoid tight clothes
Spider veins are diagnosed on the basis of the clinical grounds
- History of the patient
- Physical examination
- Duplex ultrasound
MANAGEMENT OF THE SPIDER VEINS
These are mostly asymptomatic and are harmless , management of this is only for cosmetic purposes.
AS PER MODERN
A medicine (chemical solution) is injected to make these blood vessels shrink , it takes 3-6 weeks to let the vein fade.
2. Compression stockings
3. Laser therapy
4. Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)
5. Cosmetic cover (usage of makeup to cover)
Ayurveda is an ancient natural healing science and is about 5000 years old. It deals with the treatment on the basis of basic principles of ayurveda that is tridosha, Sapta dhatu, mala. It has both therapeutic and purifactory measures. Ayurveda treats the diseases with the help of natural herbs, minerals, yoga etc which cure the disease from their root causes and is not harmful to the body.
According to ayurveda, Spider veins are due to pitta dosha Dusti, pitta dosha is responsible for maintaining body heat , metabolism , it is related to blood, intestines, sensory perceptions, anger, courage etc.
DIAGNOSIS OF SPIDER VEINS
- Darshana (direct perception by seeing)
- Prashana ( by questioning) – To identify the cause and reasons.
- Sparshana (by touching) – For example- To make a differential diagnosis.
MANAGEMENT OF SPIDER VEINS
- SHAMAN AND SHODHANA THERAPY
Diet plays a major role in every aspect. Intake of fresh vegetables and fruits. Avoid food which is spicy ,sour and hot in potency. Avoid carbonated drinks and processed foods. Intake of food which is having a cooling effect on the body.
Make a healthy living habit , mobility in the body parts by exercise specially the stretching exercises , yoga and meditation.
SHAMAN AND SHODHANA THERAPY
Some herbal formulations may help with spider veins in improving blood circulation, or in vanishing them such as arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), guggul (Commiphora mukul) and Triphala etc.
- Prelepa (Application of the herbal pastes on the affected area)
- Oil massage – Massaging oil can help in proper blood circulation which helps in vanishing of spider nerves.
- Snehana, sweden ,Virechana ( purificatory measure)
- Raktamokshana(bloodletting) therapies such as Jalouka(leech therapy), prachna(multiple pricks superficially to let oozing of vitiated blood.)
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR SPIDER VEINS BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet ayurveda is an ayurvedic company which helps in curing diseases with the help of herbal remedies and diet. Planet Ayurveda does holistic healing through herbs and also has its manufacturing unit. The products manufactured are 100% natural, safe and pure. It provides various herbal remedies in the form of tablets,capsules, oils,etc and also cosmetic products. The manufacturing is ISO and GMP certified. Planet Ayurveda has been serving for more than 20 years.
- Triphala Guggul
- Gotu Kola Capsule
- Arjuna Capsule
- Nirgundi Oil
1. TRIPHALA GUGGUL
It is a herbal tablet manufactured by planet ayurveda. It consists of (Triphala) which includes Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) ,Amalaki(Emblica officinalis), Vibhitaki(Terminalia bellerica) and Guggulu (Commiphora mukul). It is useful in all types of vata disorders. It has a laxative and anti-oxidative property , aids in losing weight. It helps in constipation, kushta( leprosy) , and Vrana (wound healing).
Dosage: 2 Tablets taken twice a day.
2. GOTU KOLA CAPSULE
This is a single herb formulation manufactured by planet Ayurveda in capsule form which includes gotu kola that is mandukparni (Centella asiatica). It balances vata and kapha dosha , acts as a medhya (Increases intellect), and boosts skin complexion. It improves blood circulation and aids digestion.
DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice daily.
3. ARJUNA CAPSULES
Arjuna capsules include Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) Which is manufactured by planet Ayurveda in capsule form.
Arjuna is used in cardiovascular disorders such as maintaining heart health, strength and functioning. It improves blood circulation and reduces hypertension.
Dosage: 1 Capsule twice daily
4. NIRGUNDI OIL
It is a herbal oil prepared by planet ayurveda which includes manjistha(Rubia cordifolia), Haridra(Curcuma longa), Nirgundi(vitex negundo), Tila oil (sesamum indicum) etc… It acts as anti-inflammatory , useful in skin disorders, anti acne and improves fertility .It also manages pain and promotes proper digestion.
Dosage: Local application over the affected area once or twice daily.
Spider veins are different from varicose veins , It is not harmful but can be managed for cosmetic purposes. There is no exact cause for the condition and can appear without any cause but there are some risk factors. It can be treated by different options mentioned above. As per ayurveda it is a pittaja vyadhi , and can be managed by both therapeutic and purifactory measures such as application of herbal paste , Rakta mokshana, herbal medicines etc. You can find the treatment for this condition and all herbal remedies for spider veins at www.planetayurveda.com
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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