OPTM Health Care (P) Ltd & AG herbs, two complimentary companies, under one roof, was founded by Apurba Ganguly, who invented the ‘AG Electro Pulse Therapy’ for Pain Management, and started treating patients from his own clinic named ‘Krish Pain Treatment & Research Centre’ (in Kolkata, West Bengal, India), This was in 1991, Apurba Ganguly in addition to treating patients at his own clinic, travelled widely in all major cities of India and also a few different places abroad to treat patients. The therapy soon became popular and in February 1994, in a press conference in the presence of press personnel, eminent Doctors/ Principals of Medical Colleges, Senior Orthopeadic Surgeons, Apurba Ganguly briefed the Principle of this Therapy and administered free treatment to establish the effectiveness of the treatment.
What are varicose veins?
Varicose veins are actually swollen, twisted, enlarged veins. They are usually blue or purplish in color and can occur on any part of your body. But mostly they are found in the legs and ankles. It is seen that people with varicose veins mostly do experience heavy limbs and hammering pains mostly in the legs. You should know that the veins have leaflet valves which actually hinder the blood from flowing in the backward direction. On the contrary, muscles in the legs cause the blood to get back to the heart. As a result the veins do not meet and results in malfunctioning of the valves. For your information should note that there are small type of veins called spider veins which are quite close to the skin.
What are the causes of varicose veins? You should know that there are couples of factors which actually accentuate the problem. It is actually caused when the pressure in the legs increases a lot. In addition to this, researchers have found that this is mostly due to heredity, injury in the leg, pregnancy, obesity, aging, standing in a place for long, menopause. Besides these, it has been observed that this might be due to development of homocysteine which actually hinders the functioning of collagen, proteoglycans and elasticity .In addition to this; it is often caused by the presence of insufficient venous. Moreover, you should know that spider veins are actually caused when your skin gets exposed to sun, changes in the hormone and in case of injuries.
What are the symptoms of varicose veins? Some of the common symptoms are:
- Varicose veins can be identified as swollen, twisted and enlarged veins in the legs.
- It is purplish or red in color.
- You might feel pain in the legs.
- It might happen that a small injury might cause immense loss of blood.
- In addition to this, would feel cramps in the legs followed by darkening.
- In some people they even get rashes which are at times extremely itchy.