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Thrombophlebitis


About
An inflamed vein that also contains a blood clot is known as a condition called thrombophlebitis. Superficial thrombophlebitis occurs near the surface of the skin. A more serious condition, deep thrombophlebitis (deep venous thrombosis or DVT) affects the veins deep below the skin's surface. These veins are a part of the muscular structure, making this a greater risk. Blood flow is limited, swelling may occur, and dermatitis may develop.


Notes
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  • DVT may be helped by consuming less than 1 regular aspirin daily (works as an anticoagulant).
  • Elevation of the limb, warm compresses, and bed rest usually help relieve superficial thrombophlebitis. Drugs for fighting inflammation are also available.
  • Heparin, warfarin, or other anticoagulant drugs may be prescribed to help with DVT. Surgery is also recommended in some cases. Avoid taking vitamin E with drugs that thin the blood.
  • Some people, especially young men from east Asia and east Mediterranean areas, are at risk for developing Behcet's Syndrome which includes thrombophlebitis and arthritis, uveitis, iritis, and mouth or genital ulcers. Needle punctures may cause skin lesions and should be avoided if possible.


Advice
  • Contact your doctor if you have a vein that is swollen or painful for more than two weeks.
  • Do not smoke as it will cause your blood vessels to shrink and it will hurt your circulation.
  • Elastic support stockings (antiembolism stockings) can help circulation.
  • Exercise regularly. Exercises that enhance circulation include walking and swimming.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables, soybean products, raw nuts and seeds, and whole grains are an important part of your diet.
  • Padded slant boards can be helpful. Elevating your feet above your head, lie on it for 15 minutes daily.
  • Rotate between hot and cold sitz baths. Also rotating hot and cold herbal compresses can be helpful.
  • Stay away from salty foods, fried foods, dairy products, processed foods, and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
  • Take care of any leg ulcers you may develop. Clean them when needed. Your doctor will tell you how to care for them.
  • Tight-fitting clothing (knee socks, girdles, etc.) is not recommended.
  • To avoid further complications keep moving your legs, especially if you are bed-ridden. Keep your legs clean. Products that cause dry skin should not be used. Redness or swelling should be brought to your doctor's attention.
  • Try to stay away from red meat. If this is not possible, eat it only sparingly.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Guards the blood vessels and brain from fat accumulation.


Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances circulation and guards the heart.


Flaxseed oil
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Improves cellular and cardiovascular health / to help veins and arteries soft and pliable along with minimizing blood clots.


Garlic
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances circulation and thins the blood.


Magnesium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Lowers abnormal clotting and naturally


Calcium
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Processes with Magnesium


L-Cysteini and L-Methionine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Guards cells / helps accumulation of fat in blood vessels.


Lecithin
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Raise circulation


Herbs
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Raise circulation


L-histidine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Crucial blood vessel dilator.


Pycnogenol and/or grape seed extract
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antioxidants that fix the flexibility to the arterial walls and lowers the risk of blood vessel disease and thrombophlebitis.


Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps circulation ad lowers clotting. Bioflavonoids avoid bruising and helps healing.


Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Lowers platelet and thins the blood.


Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: improves immune function and helps in healing ulcers.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.
No Herbs Listed.