Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that can occur on your legs and feet. This condition is more common in women than man.
There are many factors that can cause varicose veins, including excessive standing or walking.
Even though there are different treatments that can help, they often come with side effects, so it is better to avoid them. Fortunately, you can treat this problem in a natural and safe way!
These 2 simple steps will help you get rid of varicose veins once and for all! Check them out!
Step #1 – reducing the pressure on your veins
– Proper exercise
There are many sports that are very effective in the treatment of varicose veins. Short bursts of activity can block the blood flow in your legs and lead to pressure on the veins.
Activities such as skiing can immobilize your feet and prevent the calves from pumping blood. So, make sure to do proper exercises which can improve your blood flow and prevent the occurrence of varicose veins.
Start yoga, swimming, fast walking, biking, Tai Chi, and stretching. Make sure to avoid skiing, squash, running, weightlifting, judo, boxing, football, Taekwondo, tennis, and karate.
– Wearing proper footwear
Wearing appropriate shoes will surely reduce the pressure on your veins and prevent the varicose veins from appearing on your legs. Stay away from high heels as they put too much pressure on your calves. Wearing low-heel shoes on the other hand, will promote better circulation and reduce the pressure on your veins.
– Drink lots of water
Besides promoting weight loss, drinking plenty of water will hydrate your body and reduce the strain on your legs. This will prevent varicose veins and hemorrhoids as well.
– Maintain your weight
Excess weight is another risk factor that may possibly changes the percentage of individuals who will develop varicose veins or spider veins. By keeping body weight down to manageable levels and maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise program, you will be able to keep the pressure on your veins to a minimum.
Obese people report more symptoms such as pain (aching, throbbing). The importance of symptoms are proportional to the person’s body mass index.
A quick way to know if you have a healthy weight is to measure your own body mass index (BMI).
– Elevate your feet when lying down
It is very important to elevate your feet even when you are lying down. This is an easy way that will help you to reduce the pressure in your veins and prevent varicose and spider veins
Step #2 – Reinforcing your veins
– Natural supplements
The best and the only proven way to reinforce your veins is with natural supplements. Some specific herbs and fruit extracts have been proven to safely treat and prevent varicose veins
– Avoid the heat, seek the cold
One of the only time of the day that I can stand up without any compression stocking and not feel any pain or swelling in my legs is when I’m taking a cold shower. This is one of the best natural remedies for varicose veins you can use because cold causes constriction of the superficial veins, by direct stimulation of the smooth muscle lining these vessels. It is generally an easy treatment to do within your own home.
If you are not used to take cold shower, start slow. Try lowering the temperature gradually each day. Depending on where you live, this may not be as easy as it sounds. Cold showers in Canada are a lot colder than in California. Alternating between warm and cold is another option that can also work.
source : thinkhealthybehealthy.org