Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) involves damage to or blockage in blood vessels distant from your heart, arteries and peripheral veins. The peripheral arteries and veins to carry blood and muscles of the arm and leg more bodies in the stomach and below the surface. PVD may also affect the arteries leading to his head. The main forms PVD can take include blood clots, swelling (inflammation), or narrowing and blockage of blood vessels.
Hemorrhoids (piles) and varicose veins are common conditions caused by blood collecting in veins and not returning to the heart properly for recycling usually as a result of a weakness in valves in the veins, but also due to an obstruction. Constipation (causing piles) and pregnancy (causing varicose veins) are the usual culprits, however, obesity and physical inactivity, the habitual use of laxatives and long periods of standing have also been blamed. Veins become "lumpy" and visible, as well as pain and itching. Piles also bleed frequently.
It is estimated that 50 percent of adults are affected by hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. They often occur during pregnancy (but usually disappear after delivery) and as a result of a cold. Symptoms of the disease are swollen veins around the anus, itching and pain, bleeding and sometimes, when proposals were adopted. The veins can remain inside the anus or rise from it.
Diseases of the arteries can lead to arterial blockade, aortic aneurysms, Buerger's disease and Raynaudss phenomenon. Venous Diseases of veins can lead to blood clots, pulmonary embolism, phlebitis or varicose veins. The blocked artery is similar to coronary arteries; peripheral arteries can become blocked by plaque.
What causes the artery clogging? PVD can result from a condition known as atherosclerosis (a waxy substance forms inside the arteries). This substance is called plaque. It is made of cholesterol, fat, calcium, blood clotting and a material called fibrin.
When enough plaque builds up inside an artery, the artery gets clogged and then the blood flow is either slowing or stopped. Slowed blood flow may cause "ischemia," which means the body's cells are not getting enough oxygen.
While clogged coronary arteries (arteries supplying the heart with blood) can lead to a heart attack and clogged carotid arteries (arteries supplying the head with blood) can lead to a stroke. Clogged peripheral arteries in the lower part, especially cramping and pain in the legs.
Risk factors for atherosclerosis in peripheral arteries are the same of atherosclerosis in coronary arteries. Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol is thought to lead to the development of plaque. Patients possibly will feel pain in their calves, thighs or buttocks, depending on where the blockage. Typically, the amount of pain is a sign of how serious is the blocking.
Some Alternative Treatment:
Hot baths and compresses applied to the anus will help relieve pain. Keep the anal part clean by washing with hot water after bowel movements.
Naturopathy - bathing or hot and cold - is recommended and ice packs can help relieve discomfort. Sitting in the water for five to ten minutes is recommended for batteries.
Diet and Nutrition Follow a whole food diet to reduce constipation and ease bowel movements. Drink plenty of water. Take a large spoon flax seeds with water once a day (not meals).
Daily supplements of vitamin C, Vitamin E, and lecithin can help both plies and varicose veins. The increase in fiber (bran, oats, cereals, bread, flax / linseed, peas, beans), fluid intake, and exercise can also help prevent constipation and relieve hemorrhoids. Raw sugar are said to help varicose veins and also as fruit apricots, cherries, rosehips, blackberries, and buckwheat.
Herbal remedies for hemorrhoids apply ointments Pilewort, Comfrey, horse chestnut, and witch hazel. Witch hazel is best for bleeding piles. An infusion of yarrow herb may be beneficial for their astringency and its influence on blood vessels. It's also good applied as a compress.
Consult a qualified practitioner / therapist for:
Aromatherapy- Essential oils such as cypress, juniper, mint or chamomile, either applied directly or mixed in a hot bath, ease discomfort.
Homeopathy- A homeopath will prescribe according to the individual case, but Ratanhia , Hamamelis , Sepia, Sulfur and can be recommended. Hamamelis, peony or ointment, or suppositories are often used for acute cases. Hamamelis is particularly good for a feeling bruised with bleeding. Aloes, nux vomica herb, Aesculus and Pulsatilla are other ways of tackling.
Yoga positions such as the inverted corpse (with legs in the lie, 45 degrees to a wall of three minutes per day) are able to help and these can yoga breathing exercises.
Massage for varicose veins, gently massage the legs toward the heart, can help. Massage can also help improve circulation.††
By adrianna smith
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