How to Combat Varicose Veins at Home

DrSri By DrSri, 28th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They can be dark purple or blue, and look twisted and bulging.

Home Remedies for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. They can be dark purple or blue, and look twisted and bulging. Varicose veins are commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the inside of the leg.

Tips for coping up with varicose veins:
-Do not wear tight clothes since they restrict flow of blood.
-At least once a day elevate your legs above the heart level for 20-30 minutes.-If you at work are sitting on a desk all day, make sure you take breaks to walk around. Similarly if your work involves standing for long time, then take break to walk around or sit for some time.
-Do a daily routine of exercise like Walking, swimming, bicycling etc to promote good circulation. It is also very important to maintain a healthy weight.
-Elevate your feet at all moment at home while watching TV or sitting down to read.
-Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time, crossing your legs, lifting heavy weights and putting any unnecessary pressure on your legs.
-Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fish and fresh fruits and vegetables. The diet should also be low in fat and carbohydrates. The diet has to be high in fiber to prevent constipation and keep the bowels clean. Avoid as much as possible sugar, ice cream, fried foods, peanuts, junk foods, cheeses, tobacco, salt, alcohol, animal protein, and processed and refined foods.

Home remedies for combating varicose veins:
-Wearing compression stockings for Varicose Veins is often the first line of treatment at home.
-Fill a tub with cold water and simulate walking in the tub. This will help improve blood circulation in the legs.
-After bathing apply Castor oil over the affected varicose veins and massage gently from top to bottom.
-Eat as many blackberries and cherries as you can. They help to prevent varicose veins, and if you have them, they help ease the symptoms. Including ginger, onions, garlic and pineapple in your diet is also beneficial.
-Apply apple cider vinegar to the varicose veins night and morning.
-Apply a compress of Marigold herb over the varicose veins. The flowers of this plant can also be applied externally over the varicose ulcers.
-Alternate hot and cold bath is very helpful and should be taken daily. A hot Epsom salt bath is also very beneficial and should be taken twice in a week. Applying cold pack over the affected part also helps.


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author avatar Denise O
3rd Mar 2011 (#)

So far I have not had to deal with this but, if I do I will for sure take another gander at this page. Good info.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Uma Shankari
20th Nov 2013 (#)

Excellent info. Thank you.

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