Do you have varicose veins or do you suspect you have them? You’re not alone; this disruption in normal circulation is common. Varicose veins are a big health problem and the older you get, the greater the risk that you might develop them. Once you get past the age of 70 – or much sooner for women – the chances of developing varicose veins increases. For some people varicose veins are a significant impediment to the quality of life. They cause pain and rarely, they can cause serious complications. For some people, the physical effects of varicose veins are troublesome, but it is the appearance of varicose veins that is most upsetting, and there’s no denying that varicose veins are not attractive.
Most of you probably don’t have a medical background, but varicose veins are like a lot of the pathologies that plague us. Physicians have a reasonably good idea what the causes are, but they aren’t exactly sure who will get them and why. They have a reasonably good idea of how to treat the disease, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the best way to handle cases of varicose veins.
They know that certain therapies work, but they are not sure whom the best candidates are and for how long the beneficial effects of the treatments will last. And finally, in many cases varicose veins are not completely unavoidable, but poor health habits can certainly make you more susceptible to varicose veins, poor health habits can make the ones you have worse and poor health habits will make you more susceptible to getting varicose veins at a younger age.
Fortunately, the news is not all bad. Preventative health habits may decrease your risk of developing varicose veins, and if varicose veins are inevitable, they can slow the onset. Some people respond to conservative (i.e. non-medical, non-surgical) interventions. If those don’t work, there are a multitude of safe and effective treatments available.
So what should you do if you have, or suspect you have, varicose veins? Take charge. Educate yourself. Read our ebook. You’ll begin to see that although varicose veins are common, and you may well get the, you don’t have to suffer.
Boils rarely get serious and in most cases, can be treated at home. Home remedies are not only safe but also inexpensive. You should consult a doctor only when home remedies fail to cure boils over a period of time. Given below are some effective home treatments for boils.
Soak a piece of cloth in warm water. Remember to wash the cloth first. Drain the excess water from the cloth and gently press the cloth against the boil. The process makes the pus come to the surface and the boil eventually drains. As the boil drains, clean the surface with a topical antibiotic. Repeat the process until you feel comfortable enough.
Tea tree oil
Oil from tree has antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties. Soak a clean cotton swab in the oil and apply the solution directly on the boil. Repeat this process for as many numbers as required in a day till the time the boil is cured. To first find out if you are allergic to the oil, do a patch test by applying the oil on a skin part.
Onions have antiseptic properties and act as antimicrobials. Just wrap a thick enough onion slice in a clean cloth and place it directly over the boil. Leave the onion there for a few hours. Soon, the boil starts to drain. You should be doing three to four applications a day.
In a cup of heated milk, mix three teaspoonful of salt. To thicken the mixture, add some flour or crumbled breadcrumbs. Now, apply the mixture directly on the boil. Repeat the steps for for as many instances as required.
Heat a cup of milk and then mix enough cornmeal to make a thick paste. Apply directly over the boil and then cover the boil with a cloth that is clean. Leave the boil alone for a few hours. Do this steps several times a day until the drainage of the boil starts.
Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. There are different ways of boils treatment with garlic. You can use garlic in any one of the following ways:
- Wash a few pieces of garlic and make a paste. Apply the paste over the boil and leave the area for a couple of hours.
- Heat a few garlic cloves and place the cloves on the boil. Wrap the affected area with a clean cloth.
- Eat a few garlic cloves over the day.
Below are some tips on how you can lighten your skin. While a nice skin tone matters, it is important that your skin stays healthy whatever method you choose.
- Try to avoid exposing your skin to too much sunshine. Sunshine, while useful in moderation, can harm the tone of your skin. We suggest you use sunscreen — say 20 SPF + — to protect your skin against harmful sunlight radiation.
- Drink plenty of water regularly. Water will not only help hydrate your body but also maintain skin tone. You will often find that foliage, such as leaves, without a supply of water tends to shrivel very quickly.
- Soaps: When washing your face try to use organic something like Likas Papaya Soap. Papaya Soap is organic and using it regularly will whiten your skin. When using Papaya Soap, lather for 3 minutes followed by thorough rinsing. If it causes dryness, consider applying an after wash lotion.
- Diet: Eat a rich and varied diet based on many different fruits and vegetables. This will ensure that your skin has a regular supply of the vitamins and minerals it needs for a healthy tone.
- Wash your face regularly with plain water to keep it nice and clean – especially after visiting polluted, greasy environments, with lots of traffic.
- Instead of using a skin whitening cream, why not try a bit of yogurt together mixed with lemon juice. Yogurt and lemon juice form an excellent bleach for your skin. Another natural option includes grinding face turmeric in a bowl of olive oil and chickpea flour and applying that to your skin. The best thing is to try different options that work for you but avoid anything that will do long term damage.
- Milk is a natural skin bleacher. Adding some milk to a bowl and using a towel to gently rub it around your face will help cleansing.
- Consider taking a vitamin supplement such as Grapeseed only if your natural diet does not provide the same vitamins. Fish oil that contains Omega 3 and anti-oxidants found in many fruits are also excellent for a healthy skin, lovely hair, and your nails.
- Cut a lemon into two small slices and rub it gently into your face and around your neck. Leave the lemon juice on your skin for about 10 – 20 minutes before washing it away with plain water. Regularly cleansing your face with lemon juice will slowly start lightening the tone. Do not, however, use lemon juice from bottles!
- Get rid of old, dead cells and make way for new, paler cells by exfoliating.
The last thing you want is a short term result that undermines your long term health.