Varicose veins are twisted or swollen veins that have filled with abnormal amounts of blood and affect more people than you may suspect. Many times it’s not anyone’s fault that they have it, heredity plays a large role in determining those who have varicose veins; others have it because of smoking drinking, and even obesity. Whatever the case is, it happens, but there is a way to fix it – and fix it naturally.
Varicose veins can quickly become painful and swollen, making it important that you find a viable treatment option as soon as you can. Other than the pain and discomfort associated with having varicose veins, you could experience the following:
- Poor Circulation: Poor circulation leads to higher blood pressure and movement issues. The body requires blood circulation for the body to work as a whole.
- Itching: Itching can cause immense rashes and sometimes scarring. Perpetual itching makes it worse because it can open up scabs, and bleeding can be excessive.
- Heaviness: Even sitting down can be detrimental for long periods of time. Sitting can be painful but so can standing up. This is a lose-lose proposition.
These are just a few of the symptoms you may experience, but fortunately it’s entirely possible to manage varicose veins.
Natural Remedies to Alleviate Varicose Veins
Western approaches to medicine are more allopathic and less naturalistic – and there’s nothing wrong with that. It works in some cases but there’s always an alternative to allopathic means. Naturally fighting varicose veins is effective and will bring your pain and swelling down. In turn, your quality of life will likely rise dramatically.
- Balanced Diet – This is common sense, but it’s not so common when you’re dealing with health issues. A balanced diet does a lot for you, especially when you cut down on fats and add more fruits and vegetables. The idea here is to maximize your blood circulation and certain foods are good at doing that, such as cherries and strawberries. Eating high fat (saturated and unsaturated) foods is bad because it slows down and in some cases blocks your circulation. Fruits and veggies have antioxidants and “blood thinning” properties that can help reduce and prevent varicose veins. You also want to keep a diet that is high in fiber so you can keep your bowels clean and prevent constipation which can place pressure on rectal veins.
- Herbal Teas – Herbal tea is good for the body as a whole and a great tool to reduce varicose veins. Herbs have healing properties and anti-inflammatory properties. The addition of fresh ginger to your tea can give it a boost. Ginger reduces muscle pains and is also responsible in helping the GI (gastrointestinal) tract function.
- Exercise Routine – Now, you don’t have to go to the gym and become a bodybuilder or marathon runner, but simple exercises like walking down the street or walking the dog will go a long way in helping reduce varicose veins. When you get into a regular routine of walking your blood circulation will begin to improve. Some simple things that you can do immediately are taking the stairs instead of taking an elevator at work, walking your dog once a day, gardening, and biking.
These three home and natural remedies are only a few of many – but the ones listed above are cheap or completely free. Whether you have varicose veins or want to prevent them, there are ways to do it naturally. However, you have to be disciplined to stick to the natural remedies. The most natural remedy you can have is having a balanced diet and cutting out sugars and processed foods. That alone will go a long way – but there is still more for you to do.
It’s your health that depends on it so do the right thing and get on the right track of ridding yourself of varicose veins.