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Venous insufficiency: causes, symptoms and preventive and curative measures

Venous insufficiency is a problem with the return of blood from the legs to the heart. Its symptoms are tingling, heavy legs, edema and varicose veins. Causes include genetics, hormonal changes, a sedentary lifestyle, age, and being overweight. Preventive and curative measures include exercise, leg elevation, compression stockings, diet, cold showers, avoiding prolonged standing or sitting, applying creams and oils with venotonic plants. The most used plants are horse chestnut, butcher's broom root and red vine.

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Venous insufficiency is a problem in which the body has difficulty returning blood from the legs to the heart. Symptoms include tingling, heavy legs, edema in the ankles, spider veins, varicose veins, and in more severe cases, venous ulcers, darkening of the skin, thrombosis, or bleeding in the veins may occur. There are several factors that can cause venous insufficiency, such as genetic factors, hormonal factors, being overweight, age, and lack of physical activity. To prevent and treat venous insufficiency, it is recommended to exercise regularly, elevate your legs, wear progressive compression stockings, increase your intake of fruits and vegetables, and avoid prolonged standing or sitting. It is also important to keep the legs hydrated and give upward massages with creams formulated with venotonic plants and essential oils from plants with decongestant, anti-inflammatory and draining properties, such as Essential Oil of cypress, juniper, mint, immortelle, cedar, ginger, Scots pine and lemon. . Some common venotonic plants are horse chestnut, butcher's broom root, and red vine.

PRANAROM is a leading scientific aromatherapy laboratory founded by Dominique Baudoux 30 years ago. Its more than 300 essential oils are of high quality, 100% pure and natural, and are chemotyped. They are pioneers in the investigation of essential oils and have the AEQT denomination. Among the essential oils indicated to help tired legs are:

  • Cypress of Provence Essential Oil, which has a venous, prostate and lymphatic decongestant effect.
  • Peppermint Essential Oil, which helps activate venous circulation thanks to its cold effect.


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