Dr Oz did a segment on Varicose Veins, because more than 20 million people have the pain and embarrassment of having Varicose Veins. How can you prevent Varicose Veins? Doctor Oz spoke about some interesting ways to prevent Varicose Veins including 25 mm HG Compression Stockings, Horse Chestnut Seed, Hesperidin and Diosmin.
Dr Oz: What Are Varicose Veins?
Dr Oz said that Varicose Veins happen because of a break down of the valve inside of your veins. Lets say that blood generally only goes from your feet up to your head through a vein. In that vein there is a one-way valve that opens to let blood through but closes so that it cannot go back the other way. When these valves break, then blood starts going the wrong direction in your veins and the vein starts to get deformed. This is how a Varicose Vein forms and it looks like a worm underneath your skin. Varicose Veins make your tissue grow bigger and bigger and can eventually cause painful ulcers that can get infected and take months to heal.
Dr Oz: Varicose Veins Risk Factors
Dr Oz said that race and caffeine are not factors for Varicose Veins, but the following are Varicose Veins Risk Factors: