A.Vogel Blog – Natural and Healthy
Inspiration for a healthy life!
co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN
No matter what form of transportation you use, sitting still for long periods of time can put you at risk for deep venous thrombosis.
This condition has earned the facetious nickname of “economy-class syndrome”, as it reflects the canned sardine-like nature of airplane seats in the economy class—and reduced leg space…
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Josée Fortin, Naturopath and Biochemist – Special collaboration
Summer is on the way, and many of us want to show our smooth, varicose vein-free legs. Varicose veins are formed by enlarged blood vessels in the legs, right under the skin’s surface. They are the result of damage to the venous valves, whose function is to prevent excessive accumulation of blood in a specific region. When they malfunction, venous pressure increases, which leads to a transfer of liquid into the surrounding tissues, swelling, heaviness, fatigue and leg pain.
At night, leg cramps set in almost imperceptibly until you are suddenly overcome with pain and awakened from your precious slumber.
Leg cramps can occur for several reasons:
- Varicose veins
- Magnesium deficiency, which causes poor calcium absorption
- Sudden decrease or increase in physical activity