Varicose Veins and Adderall
Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat severe ADD and ADHD, usually in children. It’s one of the most commonly prescribed medications for attention deficit disorders. An amphetamine, Adderall has been linked to a variety of side effects, some of them undesirable. Some of these side effects include psychosis, loss of appetite, insomnia, high blood pressure, and abdominal pain. Because Adderall is an amphetamine, it can overstimulate the circulatory system, leading to high blood pressure and sometimes even severe cardiovascular events.
Can Adderall cause varicose veins?
Varicose veins are purple, spidery veins that are easily visible through the skin. They’re more common in older people, and women in particular. Varicose vein causes include hormonal changes or stress caused by spending too much time standing, such as if you have a job that requires you to be constantly on your feet.
Varicose veins occur when circulation becomes inefficient. The walls and valves of the veins become weak, allowing blood to “back up” in the system, creating pools of blood that can become large, bumpy, and even painful.
Though varicose veins aren’t listed in the side effects warnings for Adderall, the fact that Adderall can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular issues indicates that it could contribute to formation of varicose veins.
Treatment for varicose veins from adderall
There are a variety treatment options for varicose veins. The most commonly prescribed treatment for moderate cases is to wear elastic stockings that help support the legs, reducing the strain put upon them by prolonged standing. This treatment does help, but many people find the stockings uncomfortable and unattractive.
Other treatments involve injecting the veins with a substance that will seal them shut, a procedure known as Sclerotherapy. The veins can also be surgically removed. Both these techniques are very effective, but expensive, and can sometimes lead to an uncomfortable recovery.
Herbal remedies and supplements can also be very useful in helping reduce or eliminate varicose veins. Horse chestnut has been used for many years to treat hemorrhoids, which are a form of varicose veins. This extract has strong anti-inflammatory properties as well as helping increase blood flow and improve the strength of the veins.
Other helpful ingredients for treating varicose veins include Diosmin and Hesperidin, as well as Butcher’s Broom. Treatments including these ingredients can be very helpful in dealing with varicose veins.
If you are taking prescription drugs such as Adderall or any other medications, be sure to consult with your doctor before using any other herbal treatments or supplements.