How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins at Home Naturally
You are beginning to have bulging veins on your legs. Instead of remaining under the surface of the skin, they tend to form visible bulges on your calves, and you continuously have a feeling of heaviness in the legs. Your doctor had one look at the legs, passed a hand-held device called a Doppler Ultrasound over your leg and came to the conclusion that you are suffering from Varicose Veins. He told you it is a relatively harmless condition if you take care to treat it and suggested sclerotherapy, or laser therapy with surgery as a last resort, if the condition does not improve. But you have a better option in Natural Therapy. It is quite possible to get rid of varicose veins by simple natural methods, which if carried out regularly, can bring about a lot of improvement in a short time.
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It is not difficult to identify varicose veins in a person who has them. These veins protrude over the smooth surface of the skin, basically in the legs. The legs often feel fatigued and itchy, especially after a long day of standing, the affected area bruises easily, and the skin around the area may take on a purplish-bluish hue.
The blood in the process of circulation through the body, is carried back to the heart through our veins. The veins have valve-like mechanisms which all the blood to flow in one direction only – i.e., towards the heart. In case of malfunctioning of these valves, the blood is unable to flow back to the heart, and instead, collects or pools in some of the veins, especially in the legs where the pressure is maximum, since they need to fight gravity to push the blood upwards back to the heart. Age is a factor which predisposes one to this condition – it occurs more in women, especially those over 50 years of age. Other causatory factors include hormonal changes, weak valves in the veins and obesity. Heredity is another factor, as is trauma.
Since varicose veins occur as a result of excessive pressure on the veins it is a good idea to reduce this pressure by trying not to keep standing or sitting for long periods at a time. Movement is necessary to keep the flow of blood normal in the veins. Mild exercise is also recommended. Elevating the feet while lying down also helps the blood to flow back through the veins. Wearing tight-fitting stockings or other clothing obstructs the flow of blood, causing varicose veins – accordingly, one must take care to ensure that the clothes do not come in the way of normal blood flow.
Have a low fat, low carb. Diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Ginger, onion and garlic if taken on a regular basis, will help the flow of blood. Ginger tea is in fact a great remedy for this condition. Other foods good for varicose veins are pineapple, blackberries and cherries.
Certain natural substances, such as horse chestnut, pine bark, butcher’s broom and grapeseed extract are excellent remedies for varicose veins. They improve circulation apart from strengthening the collagen in the blood vessels and reducing inflammation.
Externally, you can apply apple cider vinegar over the varicose veins in order to shrink them. Massaging the legs with olive oil or castor oil will also help.
Other forms of therapy such as homeopathy can also give good results for varicose veins, but there is nothing like natural substances, which apart from being inexpensive, are also very effective in curing the condition without any side effects. For more details on this form of remedy, do get in touch with a Natural Therapist.
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