Varicose Veins and Prinivil
Prinivil, known generically as lisinopril, is a drug used to control high blood pressure. Prinivil is classified as an Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Prinivil is also used to treat disorders like congestive heart failure and other circulatory issues.
While a very safe drug overall, Prinivil has some possible side effects. These include a persistent dry cough--common to many ACE inhibitors, as well as dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and extremely low blood pressure. Some of these side effects can be serious enough that a doctor might recommend changing to another type of high blood pressure treatment.
Can Prinivil cause varicose veins?
Varicose veins are purple, visible veins, most commonly seen in older women, and most often occurring in the legs. These veins can range from thin and spidery in appearance to large, lumpy and sometimes painful. If you have varicose veins that are large, overly warm, or painful, consult with a physician, as this could be a symptom of a much more serious condition.
The natural effects of Prinivil are intended to increase blood circulation efficiency, reducing tension in the arteries and increasing the capacity of the veins. These effects would normally help reduce the possibility of developing varicose veins, since varicose veins are caused by circulatory deficiencies that allow blood to back up in the veins.
Some people still suffer from varicose veins while using Prinivil. However, it’s uncertain whether Prinivil can cause varicose veins. If you do suffer from varicose veins while using Prinivil, there are various ways you can treat them.
Treatment for varicose veins from Prinivil
Numerous treatments exist for varicose veins. The most extreme of these are surgery and Sclerotherapy. Surgery removes the veins, while Sclerotherapy seals them shut. While these treatments are undoubtedly effective, they’re expensive, and can be inconvenient and uncomfortable.
A commonly prescribed treatment for varicose veins is special elastic stockings that help support the legs and prevent the strain that causes the development of varicose veins. While a relatively simple treatment, these stockings can be uncomfortable, not to mention unattractive.
Herbal supplements can also help reduce varicose veins. Horse chestnut is a powerful ingredient used against this bothersome condition. It’s often used to treat hemorrhoids, which are simply varicose veins that occur in the anal area. Other herbal extracts that are helpful in treating varicose veins include hesperidin, diosmin and butcher’s broom.
If you are taking any other prescription drugs, including Prinivil, please consult with your doctor before using any herbal supplement to be sure there’s no danger of interactions.