Herbal & homeopathic remedies for phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT))

Phlebitis
HEALTH HERBS & NUTRITION - REMEDIES - BLOOD/LYMPHATIC SYSTEM - phlebitis

· General Description

· Symptoms

· Causes

· Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies

· Helpful Dietary Habits

· Dos and Don'ts

Natural herbal & homeopathic products for phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT))

General description & overview of phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT))

Phlebitis or thrombophlebitis is nothing but inflammation of a vein, usually in one of the legs. There are two types of phlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT) and superficial phlebitis.

In deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT), a blood clot occurs in a deeply situated blood vessel which ultimately leads to a partial or total blockage of an artery. This is a life threatening disease as blood clots may also appear in the pulmonary veins of the lungs and if they break loose, the blood has direct access to the lungs. DVT therefore needs urgent medical attention and usually hospitalization.

Superficial phlebitis is the one in which the veins near the skin get inflamed. Usually the chances of them getting break loose are minimal and hence the treatment can be carried out with comparative ease under medical supervision.

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Symptoms of phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT))

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Swelling accompanied by pain (highly sensitive to touch) over the inflamed vein

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Skin over the affected area feels hot from inside as well as itchy

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Stiffness and a reddened streak along the affected vein

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The above symptoms are generally accompanied by slight fever

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Causes of phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT))

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Conditions causing injury to a vein or forcing the blood to flow sluggishly

Herbal supplements & cures for phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT)). Prolonged travel which requires sitting in one position (specially in an airplane) is a major cause of phlebitis.

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Insertion of catheter or intravenous tube

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Infection due to the above two reasons

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Prolonged bed rest

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Varicose veins

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Heart failure

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Restrictive clothing that hinders blood circulation

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Smoking and obesity have also been linked to phlebitis

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Some genetic factors have also been proved to play an important role in people having phlebitis

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Herbal & homeopathic remedies useful in phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT))

A natural alternative for the prevention of blood clots includes the use of herbal and homeopathic remedies. These remedies contain gentle, natural ingredients, and promote balance in all body systems.

Treatment involves rectifying the underlying causes of body water retention. A low dose of diuretic (water pill) may be prescribed to reduce swelling. In more severe cases of water retention, where the blood vessels are blocked or damaged, surgery may be required.

If a blocked or damaged blood vessel is suspected as one of the causes of edema surgery may be needed to improve the flow of blood. Treating edema should include protecting any swollen, edematous areas of the body from pressure, injury and extreme temperatures. The skin over swollen areas becomes more fragile over time. Cuts, scrapes and burns in areas that have edema take much longer to heal and are open to infection.

Treating phlebitis with natural and holistic remedies can also provide rapid relief for swelling and improve the blood flow through the veins. Using homeopathic and herbal remedies is a safer, gentler alternative that can improve overall health. Herbs such as Agathosma betulina (buchu) offer effective diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties and have been used by the indigenous people of South Africa for centuries. Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) and Olea europea help to balance blood pressure, assist liver and gall bladder functioning and improve circulation.

Water retention remedies that use herbal and homeopathic remedies are safe and effective and not as harsh as prescription diuretics.

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Agathosma betulina (also known as Buchu) has been used by the natives of the Western Cape of South Africa for many centuries. The leaves of buchu contain 1.0 – 3.5% volatile oils as well as flavonoids - compounds found in fruits and vegetables that have diverse beneficial biochemical and antioxidant effects. Buchu supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of toxins by supporting the secretion of retained water.

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Taraxacum officinalis (also known as Dandelion) was commonly used in Native American traditional medicine and is found in many parts of the world today. It contains bitter principles that have a supportive effect on the liver and digestive system by supporting the flow of bile. It is also a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, D, C, various B Vitamins, iron, lecithin, silicon, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese. Dandelion supports the routine excretion of retained water and is also considered to be an excellent cleansing tonic for the liver.

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Olea europea (extract of olive leaf) The active nutrient in the olive leaf is oleuropein, a phenolic glucoside (structurally classified as an iridoid). The olive leaf also contains the bioflavonoids rutin, luteolin, and hesperidin, which work synergistically with oleuropein to enhance its natural activity. This ingredient is well known for its supportive action to maintaining balanced blood pressure, healthy circulation and balanced blood sugar levels. Components of olive leaf extract have powerful antioxidant activity and studies have demonstrated that Olea europea relaxes the blood vessels.

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Zinziber officinalis - Ginger is a known circulatory stimulant and has strong anti-clotting effect. Ginger is excellent for improving poor peripheral circulation.

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Rosmarinus officinale (Rosemary) - This dilates and strengthens blood vessels and increases peripheral and cerebral circulation. Rosemary is an invigorating herb, relieving depression and imparting a zest for life often helpful in preventing fatigue and stress. As a combination between a nerve stimulant and circulatory tonic, Rosemary is particularly suited to conditions which cause symptoms of cold due to poor circulation.

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Helpful dietary habits (recommendations) in phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT))

Diet doesn’t play a role in this condition as such, as the causes are generally not created by any food except may be in the case of heart problems and varicose veins, wherein strict diet control is necessary. Usually, then, one has to strictly avoid heavy fatty meals that increase the tendency of blood to clot.

Dos and don'ts (precautions) in phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT))

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Pain and for that matter the disease itself can be treated by resting your legs at least 6-12 inches above your heart and applying warm moist heat on the affected vein. This can be done even while working, if possible and there is no need to take bed rest.

Homeopathic medicines & cures for phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT)). You should not wear restrictive clothing at all if you ever face this problem as they restrict the blood flow to your lower part of the body.

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One has to avoid prolonged periods of inactivity. This holds true for all the postures; standing, sitting and resting on bed. One should change one’s position periodically and if possible take a short walk as it resumes the normal blood circulation.

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Walking is the best exercise for people suffering from phlebitis every now and then. It keeps the veins empty thereby stopping the blood to collect, and subsequently clot, at a single point.

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If you have faced this problem in the past, it is very important for you to take short walks during long journeys. This applies to plane and train travel as well.

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Women having a history of phlebitis or blood clots should never use oral contraceptives as they have been proved to increase the rate of incidence of deep vein thrombophlebitis by more than four times.

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Support stockings are beneficial in quite a few cases but they are not mandatory. One should wear them only if one finds comfort or gets some relief from the pain in case of suffering. Sometimes these stockings might aggravate the pain also.

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In case you and your doc can’t find out the reason for your phlebitis, try quitting smoking. Although no direct connection has been found as yet between smoking and phlebitis, a disease called Buerger’s which is again characterized by pain and blood clots, usually in the legs, generally starts as phlebitis only.

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Herbal & homeopathic products recommended in phlebitis (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombophlebitis (DVT))

Aqua-Rite

Promotes water balance to maintain blood pressure, cardiovascular, liver and gall bladder health.

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Circu-Live

For circulatory and nervous system health, keeps healthy toes and fingers comfortably tingle free.

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