Varicose Veins

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Therapeutic Yoga for Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins are veins which are closer to the skin surface and could be superficial. They mostly affect in legs as the legs take most pressure off the body while standing or walking. They can cause pain, bleeding, burning sensation, swelling, etc. in legs if not treated on time. Yoga can help prevent its symptoms and can help in healing from it. Let’s see some of the common pranayama and yoga asanas for Varicose Veins.

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What are Varicose Veins

Varicose veins occur when the veins become large, swollen, twisting, dilated and become overfilled with blood.  Varicose veins are blue and purple in color and appear swollen and raised. Varicose veins can be painful.

The flow of blood in the wrong direction causes varicose veins. The veins in the leg and foot are the most commonly affected veins in the body because standing and walking increase the pressure on the legs.

Some people may feel extreme pain while others may not feel any pain at all. If the treatment for the varicose vein is not taken at the right time then it could result in very serious circulatory problems including in the heart. One can get varicose veins pain relief by performing some varicose veins exercises yoga.

Causes and Symptoms of Varicose Veins


Varicose veins occur when veins don’t function properly, all the veins in the body have one-way valves that prevent blood from flowing backward and when these valves fail blood starts getting collected in the veins instead of flowing towards the heart. This process makes the veins enlarged and legs are the most affected by varicose veins as it becomes harder for blood to flow back to the heart.

Some common factors that have the potential to cause varicose veins are:

  1. Pregnancy- the volume of blood gets increased during pregnancy but it becomes difficult for the blood to flow back to the pelvic region from the legs which may result in varicose veins.
  2. Menopause
  3. Obesity or excessive weight.
  4. A family history of varicose veins can also cause varicose veins.
  5. Standing for long periods of time.
  6. Age-  People getting older are at more risk of getting varicose veins as valves in the veins to get damaged due to wear and tear.

Women are at more risk of getting varicose veins than men. For varicose veins pain relief, try therapeutic yoga for varicose veins


A person having varicose veins shows many signs and symptoms of the disease such as :

  1. Veins become blue and purple in color.
  2. Veins appear twisted and bulging( or looks bigger than usual).
  3. Aching and heavy feeling in the legs.
  4. Swelling and burning in the legs.
  5. Unable to stand or sit for a longer period of time.
  6. Itching around veins.
  7. Bleeding from the veins.
  8. Change in color of the skin.
  9. Veins become harder.
  10. Skin ulcers and skin inflammation could occur.
  11. Restless leg syndrome, swollen ankles.
  12. The size and area covered by varicose veins differ in every individual case. Varicose veins could result in other circulatory medical conditions and harmful skin diseases.

Preventions for Varicose Veins:

  1. Make frequent changes to your standing or sitting positions. Don’t stay in a position for a long time.
  2. Avoid wearing high heels or tight hosiery. Tight clothes can put extra pressure on your legs.
  3. Consume a high-fibre diet on a regular basis, and keep the salt level low
  4. Make a plan of exercising regularly, like running, swimming, playing any sports, doing yoga, etc.
  5. Keep your weight in control, with a good workout and healthy food choices
  6. Whenever it’s possible, try to put your feet on a table, stool or chair in a position which allows your blood to flow back to your heart. It will beneficial for those who have a long working house and have to sit or stand during duty.
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How does yoga help in Varicose Veins?

Yoga helps in keeping the weight under control and gives strength to joints and muscles. It also stretches the leg muscles which protects them from symptoms of Varicose Veins.

Does yoga help prevent Varicose Veins?

Yoga plays a key role in curing as well as prevneting varicose veins. Just make sure you learn the right technique of doing asanas and pranayama from a professional teacher.

Is Varicose Veins treatment with Yoga beneficial?

Yes, hundreds and thousands of patients will verify its benefits in improving the quality of life for people experiencing this problem. For more, please refer to our contact details.

What precautions should be exercised while doing yoga for Varicose Veins?

Make sure to consult your physician before starting yoga and always learn the right way to do it before pursuing it in daily life.

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