Is there a way to clear varicose veins?

Varicose veins or spider veins are a common problem affecting people of all ages, across the world. Though they are not very serious they can be unsightly, which is why most people try to hide them. However, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to pain and discomfort. There are several ways in which this problem can be treated, such as Laser surgery, Endoscopic vein surgery, Catheter assisted treatment, Vein stripping and Sclerotherapy. However, these treatment options are quite expensive, which is why many people opt for varicose veins natural home treatment.

Natural treatment for varicose veins could take a couple of weeks to bring about results. Given below are some of the home remedies for varicose veins treatment.

  • Get an adequate amount of exercise by working out for at least half an hour each day
  • Maintain a healthy weight, so that there is no extra pressure on your feet and legs
  • Wear the right shoes at all times, especially if you are going to spend time walking
  • Avoid sitting with your legs crossed. Instead, sit with your legs slightly elevated wherever possible.
  • Move around at regular intervals during the day, so that you do not spend too much time sitting or standing in one position.
  • Reduce the intake of sodium in your diet, by cutting down on table salt, processed meat, condiments, chips and other types of processed food.

In case the remedies for varicose veins do not bring about the desired results, you need to seek professional treatment for the condition.

answered by M W

How to prevent varicose veins. What diet is recommended?

Varicose veins are essentially enlarged and twisted veins that are most prominent in the lower legs of the body. Varicose veins result from too much pressure being placed on the veins in a particular area. As a result, a lot of the best methods to prevent varicose veins have a lot to do with the kind of posture one takes as well as the amount of pressure that is eventually being absorbed by the veins in the lower legs. For instance, choosing your exercise routine to heavily rely on low impact activities such as cycling, rowing and swimming will help reduce the impact on these veins and prevent the development of varicose veins. When remaining seated for long periods of time, it is important to remember to get up and stretch your legs from time to time while you should also make it a point to wear clothes that do not affect the blood flow around the waist and groin areas. The diet for varicose veins requires that the patient makes sure that he or she consumes a healthy and nutritious diet as the impact of the food you eat on the development of varicose veins is not too significant.

answered by G M

Healing varicose veins through natural oils?

There are several different health conditions that can be treated using essential oils. You could also try healing varicose veins by massaging the legs with certain essential oils. Given below are some of the most commonly recommended essential oils for varicose veins:

  • Geranium essential oil, as it supports the flow of blood
  • Lemon essential oil and Cypress essential oil, which help improve circulation to a great extent
  • Clove essential oil and Wintergreen essential oil for their blood thinning properties

Some of the other essential oils that are also useful in healing varicose veins include:

  • Lavender oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Emu oil
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Aloe Vera extract
  • Almond oil
  • Wheat Germ oil

It is important to ensure that the essential oils are used in the right quantities or else they could have an adverse effect on the skin. Given below is the recipe for a mixture that can be used to massage the legs with, on a daily basis:

  • 4 Drops of cypress oil
  • 4 Drops of lavender oil
  • 2 Drops of wheat germ oil
  • 10 ml of almond oil

The method in which the leg is massaged is also very important. For best results, you should start from the feet and work the oil up the legs, moving towards to heart.

In case there is no improvement in the condition, speak to your health care provider and seek professional medical treatment.

answered by G R

What are the natural ways to cure varicose veins?

There are several medical forms of varicose vein repair, some of which include vein stripping, endoscopic vein surgery, sclerotherapy, catheter assisted treatment and laser surgery. However, because of the cost of these treatments most people seek natural treatment for varicose veins. These treatment options may take a bit longer to yield results. Given below are a few tips on natural treatment for varicose veins:

  • Butcher's Broom: This herb contains compounds known as ruscogenins, which decrease inflammation, while they constrict the vein. Apply a compress of butcher's broom on to your legs, feet or other affected areas. If you do plan to take this herb internally, make sure that you get an approval from your doctor before doing so. Also check for daily recommended doses.
  • St. John's Wort: You could use this herb externally in the form of a salve, tincture or oil. Alternately, you can also drink an infusion to provide your body with useful nutrients and compounds, which will help nourish your veins and improve their overall functioning. However, choose herbs that are fresh or have been freeze-dried. St. John's wort loses its medicinal properties in case it is air-dried.
  • Witch Hazel: This is a well-known astringent herb, full of essential oils. You can either drink some witch hazel tea or you could prepare a decoction to be used as a compress.

It is important to consult a doctor before using natural treatment for varicose veins.

answered by M W

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