I've been having a lot of leg ache, esp. behind my knees. I am noticing more spider veins also. Do you have any suggestions?

One of the natural remedies for spider veins is to take up regular exercising in the form of running or walking which is known to improve the blood circulation and strengthen the veins.  Natural remedies for spider veins also include elevating your legs as often as possible to avoid excessive pressure on the legs or even crossing your legs while sitting. Consuming the herbal extract of the ginkgo Biloba herb at least thrice a day is also known to be one of the best treatments for spider veins. The ginkgo biloba herb is very effective in improving circulation, promoting oxygenation of the tissues and also helps in strengthening the tissues that form the walls of the veins.

Similarly another one of the natural remedies for spider veins is to apply some witch hazel extract on the affected area on the legs frequently during the day resulting in the spider veins diminishing over time. Horse chestnut is yet another excellent natural herbal remedy which helps in enabling the veins to regain their elasticity thereby minimizing the occurrence of spider veins. Apple cider vinegar is also an effective natural remedy for spider veins that is used to treat varicose veins as it increases the circulation of blood thereby minimizing the appearance of spider veins.

answered by M W

What are the causes and symptoms of spider veins?

Spider veins unlike varicose veins, are more towards the skin’s surface and they are smaller. They are usually reddish or bluish and look like spider webs, because of their short and jagged lines. Spider veins are known to affect the leg most commonly. There are several different causes of spider veins on legs, some of which include:

  • Formation of blood clots
  • Use of birth control pills in women
  • Obesity
  • Heredity
  • Poor blood circulation problems
  • Excess consumption of alcohol or smoking
  • Ageing
  • Exposure to the harsh sun rays on a daily basis
  • Conditions that cause excess pressure in the abdomen, like tumors and constipation
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle or sitting in the same position for a long period of time

People who have spider veins usually experience some amount of pain and cramping in the legs. Some of the other common symptoms of spider veins can also include:

  • Heaviness in the legs
  • Throbbing
  • Restlessness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Tiredness

It has been seen that the symptoms of spider veins worsen in women during the menstrual cycle or during pregnancy. At times, spider veins signs could be a lot more severe and can include swelling, ulcers, skin darkening and the formation of blood clots. In case you happen to notice any of these symptoms, it is important that you consult a doctor without any delay.

answered by G M

How can I get rid of spider veins on my legs?

In order to get rid of spider veins on your legs you should try and eliminate junk food completely from your daily diet and instead increase the intake of fruits and vegetables. This is because junk food tends to result in the accumulation of waste products in the system which results in spider veins as well as varicose veins. There are also certain spider vein removal creams available in the market that contain vitamin E which is known to improve the quality of the skin and hence diminish the appearance of the spider veins. To get rid of spider veins on the legs you could also go for a cold bath as soon as you wake up in the morning and then rub the body with a wet towel first followed by a dry one. This process promotes the circulation of blood to the surface of the skin which tends to help against spider veins. A home remedy to get rid of spider veins on the legs also includes bathing the affected leg in some strong white oak bark tea. This helps in minimizing the pain associated with spider veins thereby promoting their healing. A simple home remedy to get rid of spider veins on legs is to maintain an optimum weight and avoid being overweight by following a healthy diet.

answered by G M

Is there any way of preventing spider veins?

One of the best ways for preventing spider veins is to ensure that you walk on a regular basis as walking is a very good exercise for the legs that improves the blood circulation. Similarly as far as possible for preventing spider veins you should also not stand stationery in one place for a prolonged period of time. Additionally while treating spider veins, you should also ensure that the salt intake is limited and that you follow a diet that is high in fiber. This is essential because fiber helps in preventing constipation that is known to result in spider veins and varicose veins. Similarly, a high intake of salt is also known to result in water retention and swelling of the legs. Vitamins C, E and K are also known to be beneficial while treating spider veins. While treating spider veins in case of women, they should also be advised against wearing high heels as this in turn tends to restrict the flow of blood from the leg back into the heart. Preventing spider veins is also possible if one maintains the ideal body weight as excessive body weight may put undue pressure on the circulatory system lading to the condition.

answered by G R

Small blood vessels that become dilated, due to the increase in vein pressure is referred to as spider vein or varicose vein. They are normally seen on the face and thighs. The pain that you are experiencing is a typical symptom, along with night cramps, burning sensation and inflammation. Sclerotherapy is an effective procedure in which a sclerosing agent is injected into the vein. Wearing compression stocking squeezes your muscles and aids in blood circulation.Topical application of apple cider vinegar proves beneficial.

answered by r k

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