Varicose Vein Photos

March 6th 2010 - photo taken midday, natural light, two-three inches from the leg. Photo not altered, Sony 10.1 megapixel camera on highest settings, no zoom.

Varicose veins on the knee, lower leg and side of the leg next to knee, after six months with IBT at six inches and no real changes.

Very cold winter may have hindered progress and have been told that sitting with knee higher than upper leg in armchair will have retarded progress. Have added cushions to rectify latter...

Have just realised that the way I sit - left foot on floor and right leg crossed over left thigh - explains why most of the vv's are in the right leg, if the theory of having the leg higher than the groin does indeed encourage vv (rather than as normal theory would have it helps).

I am 53 years old and mothers side of family have history of varicose veins, uncle lived to 98 but had huge vv in both legs, so genetics at play here.



Inclined Bed Therapy is supposed to help a number of health problems including varicose veins, there is a thread here that explains in more detail. I have now increased the bed height to eight inches and am taking Serrapetase at 60,000iu three times a day before meals.

March 23rd 2010 - photo taken midday, natural light, two-three inches from the leg. Photo not altered, Sony 10.1 megapixel camera on highest settings, no zoom.

This is two weeks with IBT at eight inchesĀ  andĀ  taking Serrapetase three times a day before meals (60,000iu each time).

I am also into the fith day of taking Swanson's Super Cayenne (225mpg Cayenne, Ginger root 100mg, Hawthorn 100mg), four tablets twice a day after meals - this is reputed to have a very startling effect on circulation and has been used to revive people having a heart attack!

The veins are still very visible and bulging but the photos do show more progress than I actually thought was going down. So promising so far.







March 30th 2010 - photo taken midday, natural light, two-three inches from the leg. Photo not altered, Sony 10.1 megapixel camera on highest settings, no zoom.

Not much progress here but I would say that some of the small bumps and lumps on the lower leg have improved.

Next photo on April 15th - after that I will be on holiday, sleeping on a normal bed so it will be interesting to see if that affects the veins badly or not. I will still be taking the supplements.


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