Varicose

Last modified on January 3rd, 2019

Varicose

 

VARICOSE VEINS.- This is a distended condition of the veins of the softer and more dependent parts. It is due to weakening of their walls from some degenerative change, in consequence of which they are unable to withstand the pressure of the blood within. Varicose veins are often found in rheumatic persons. Varicose veins are generally painless, except when the veins become inflamed or give rise to ulcers. When the space at the back of the knee is the seat of varicose veins, pain in knee is a frequent accompaniment.

General Treatment.-The chief general indication is to give the veins support, both in their tissues and externally. External; support is best afforded by an ordinary roller bandage, an elastic stocking,or an india-rubber bandage applied to the limb. The last is the best,as it is not only a support, but is actually curative in many instances. Rest in the recumbent positions is always a great help, and standing is of course bad. Where there is a tendency to varicose veins, much standing will be sufficient to cause them. But sometimes, inspite of most adverse conditions, medicines will effect a cure.

Medicines.-(Two or three times a day.)

Pulsatilla3.

-When there is pain in the veins and they have a tendency to inflame. Most useful in mild tempered, impressionable persons.

Hamamelis I.

-Perhaps the most useful of all medicines in varicose conditions.

Ac. Fluor.3 -In old-standing cases, after Hamamelis.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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