Treatment for Varicose Veins

A varicose condition of the veins results from sluggish circulation due to various factors such as constipation, dietetic errors, lack of exercise and smoking. Standing for long periods and wearing tight clothes can also lead to sluggish circulation. Obesity can also cause varicose veins. For a proper treatment of varicose veins, the patient should, in the beginning, be put on a juice fast for four to five days, or on an all-fruit diet for seven to ten days. A warm water enema should be administered daily during this period to cleanse the bowels and measures should be taken to avoid constipation.

After the juice fast or after the all-fruit diet, the patient should adopt a restricted diet plan. In the regimen, oranges or lemon juice may be taken for breakfast. The midday meal may consist of a raw salad of any of the vegetables in season with olive oil and lemon juice dressing. Steamed vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, carrots, turnips, cauliflower and raisins may be taken in the evening. No bread or potatoes may be consumed, as the whole effect of the diet will be lost.

After the restricted diet, the patient may gradually embark upon a well balanced diet with emphasis on grains, seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits. About 75 per cent of the diet should consist of raw vegetables and fruits. All condiments, coffee, tea,  alcoholic drinks and white sugar products must be strictly avoided. A short fast or all the all-fruit diet for two or three days may be undertaken every month, depending on the progress.

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Treatment for Urticaria

As urticaria has its origin in the gastro-intestinal tract, the best way to commence the treatment is to adopt an all-fruit diet for about five days. In this regimen, the patient should take three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits such as oranges, apples, pineapples, grapes, pear, peach and papaya. A warm-water enema should be used daily during this period to cleanse the bowels. The patient should also drink a liberal amount of hot water.

After the all-fruit diet, the patient may embark upon a well-balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables and fruits. The emphasis should be on fresh fruits and raw vegetable salad. The patient should avoid tea, coffee, alcohol, flesh foods, refine foods and all food items which are difficult to digest. The patient should drink at least eight glasses of water daily between meals. A glass of water containing the juice of half a lemon may be taken one hour before each meals and also between meals.

The patient should spend two or three days on an all-fruit diet at regular intervals. This will further cleanse the system matters and help recovery. Certain home remedies have been found beneficial in the treatment of Urticaria. The use of  salt is valuable in urticaria accompanied by digestive disorders. In such a condition, about 12 grams of salt should be dissolved in water and taken by the patient. The throat should be tickled to induce vomiting and this should provide relief and help in curing eruptions.

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Some information about Urticaria

Urticaria is a common inflammatory infection, characterized by formation of wheals on the skin. The disease is also known as nettle-rash as the rash of Urticaria resembles the sting of a nettle. The disease may be acute, chronic or recurrent. It is considered to be an allergic reaction like hay fever and asthma.

Raised red and white patches appear on the skin. The are accompanied by burning, intense itching and stringing. Rubbing and scratching usually aggravates the hives. Itching is relieved by scratching, which results in new wheals. The outbreak of urticaria is sudden and the disease may affect either part or whole of the body. The eruptions may be as small as pin heads or as large as a rupee. They are usually much elevated, rounded, irregular and often surrounded by a reddened zone. The eruption may fade in a few minutes or an hour in one place, but may appear in another.

There are several causes of urticaria. It may result from digestive disorders like mechanical irritation in the digestive tract or toxaemia. It may be caused by drugs like aspirin, penicillin, serum, quinine, ipecac, turpentine and morphine.  Certain foods often cause urticaria in susceptible individuals. These include strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, oatmeal, fish, nuts, eggs, chocolate, cheese, butter and sausage.

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