Saturday, April 3, 2010

Natural Cures for Varicose Veins, Causes and Herbal Remedies

Varicose veins are visible just beneath the skin as they are situated quite under the surface of the skin. Usually they are swollen and twisted veins. The size of the veins varies in size. Some are quite small and some are very large. Very small veins are situated in between the layers of the skin and they are not easily visible. They are also known as "thread veins" or "spider veins". These veins are different from the varicose veins and are very difficult to treat. Varicose veins are situated just beneath the skin and they are visible easily. They are also known as "reticular veins". As varicose veins bulge the skin slightly we can see it from outside of the skin.

Some of the important causes of the varicose veins are:

1. Due to overweight pressure increases on the veins

2. Habit of standing or sitting for a long time puts pressure on the veins as it restricts the circulation

3. Hormonal changes during menopause and pregnancy

4. Aging

5. Hereditary

6. Chronic constipation

For some people varicose veins may be a matter of just cosmetic concern. But in some people they can cause aching, heaviness or pain or it may be a sign of some circulatory problem or heart disease. It may cause some serious complication if it is left untreated. It may result into blood clots, skin ulcers and inflammation in the veins.

Some natural remedies are there for the treatment of varicose veins.

1. One of the best natural remedy for the treatment of varicose veins is the herb horse chestnut. For the treatment of varicose veins and its related condition chronic venous insufficiency, this herb is widely used. It is having an active constituent called aescin which blocks the release of the enzyme that contributes in the damage of capillary walls. But it is little bit unsafe also especially the whole horse chestnut. It may cause vomiting, nausea, headache, convulsion, respiratory and circulatory failure and even it may result into death. But the extract of this herb is beneficial.

2. Extract of pine bark and grape seeds are very good to reduce the affect of varicose veins. It contains antioxidants which strengthen the connective tissue of blood vessels. It also reduces the inflammation. Main side effects are nausea and the upset of the stomach.

3. Butcher's broom is also very effective for the treatment of varicose veins. It strengthens collagen in blood vessels which improves circulation and thus reduces the problem of varicose veins.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Natural Cures for Gum Disease, Causes and Symptoms

Gum disease is a condition in which there is an infection and an inflammation in the gums, tissue which is deeply supported and also the bone surrounding the teeth. We also know the gum disease by the name of periodontal disease. Usually it starts with a formation of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is the coating of the sticky white substance over the teeth. When saliva and residue of the sugar and starchy foods from our diet mixes with bacteria in the mouth then there is a formation of plaque.

It is very necessary to clean the plaque from our teeth by brushing or flossing otherwise it will become harder and change into tartar. It is very difficult to remove the tartar. You have to consult dentist for cleaning the tartar. Over the period this infection will convert into gingivitis. You can suffer from bleeding from your gum while brushing or flossing. For this problem you must consult to professional for cleaning your teeth. If someone suffers from bleeding as well as pain then there is a possibility of spreading infection and inflammation in the deeper tissue and bone which is also called periodontitis.

Some of the major symptoms of gum disease are that a person suffers from red, swollen gums. Teeth become loose and the space between the teeth also widens. A person suffers from a chronic bad breath, receding gums and bleeding while brushing or flossing.

Some of the natural remedies for gum disease are given below -

1. Vitamin C - Deficiency of vitamin C is directly related with the gum disease. Higher rates of periodontal disease are found among the peoples with low intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps in repairing the connective tissue and the bone generation is also accelerated as it is an oxidant. Increase the intake of fruits and foods which are rich in vitamin C like oranges, grapefruit, strawberry, mango, papaya, Brussels sprouts, broccoli etc.

2. Vitamin D - It reduces the susceptibility to have gum disease as it has anti-inflammatory effects. The most exposure of vitamin D is the sun exposure. The person with higher levels of vitamin D and suffering from gingivitis experiences less bleeding from the gums.

3. If anyone suffers from stress then there is an accumulation of plaque. Stress is also directly related to plaque and the gum bleeding.

4. Cranberry - It prevents the bacteria from sticking the teeth. It is available in any of the food store in the form of juice. Go for juice with no added sugar.

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