Leg Vein Health

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Updated 18 February 2016

How herbs support leg vein health

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Venavine® herbs support leg vein health. Spider veins and varicose veins as well as painful and swollen legs are on the increase.

The sedentary or inactive lifestyles of women tend to affect the optimal functioning of the valves in their leg veins. Strangely, it is also a problem for people who find themselves on their feet all day. Both situations result in impaired circulation of blood flow from the leg back towards the heart.  

The medical term for this condition is chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), and is characterised by swollen legs, damaged veins and sensitive skin among other symptoms. “The condition is painful. Even worse for women who are the main sufferers of this condition, it is also unattractive.

While no oral medication is known to help varicose veins disappear, some of the common symptoms such as pain, discomfort, fatigue and heavy leg feeling associated with varicose veins can be alleviated with the right supportive formula *.

A trio of quaintly named herbal extracts, Butcher’s Broom, Horse Chestnut Herb and Red Vine Leaf, have been well researched and have been separately proven to have potential supportive effectiveness against the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, strengthening the vein walls in the legs and improving blood circulation.

Gaining access to these herbs is easy as they have been formulated into Nativa’s range of Venavine® Leg Vein Health products.

The Venavine range has a triple action benefit as it strengthens the leg vein walls, protects the veins and relives tired, achy or swollen legs.

The most common risk factors of chronic venous insufficiency are*:

• Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

• Varicose veins or a family history of varicose veins

• Obesity

• Pregnancy and/or hormonal changes

• Sedentary lifestyle

• Smoking

• Extended periods of standing or sitting without frequent stretching, and/or breaks to sit down if standing for extended periods

• Being female 

• 50 years of age and older

Contributing factors:

• Age – as we get older we become more susceptible to chronic venous insufficiency
• Gender – with pregnancy and hormonal fluctuations women are more likely to get CVI
• Lifestyle – long periods of sitting or standing, and also poor diet. 


* Please consult your medical practitioner for a diagnosis or if symptoms persist. Efficacy of support may vary between users.  


 

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Leg vein expert

Dr. Riaz Motara is a specialist physician and cardiologist. He has an interest in preventative cardiology. He runs Veinsculpt, the first and only comprehensive vein clinic in South Africa, using endo-venous laser ablation as the treatment of choice.He also operates the only Women's Heart Clinic in South Africa.

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