Varicose veins are a drag. Not only are they dangerous, but they’re also aesthetically unappealing. Never fear, however, as varicose veins are perfectly normal, and it’s estimated that around 30% of people in the world have varicose veins or have had them some time in the past. Many of the easy treatments that can fix your issue with varicose veins involve a trip to the hospital. Believe it or not, surgical options are actually on the table for dealing with varicose veins. We’d like you to avoid that, as well as avoid the hundreds - or even thousands - of dollars you are going to spend on prescription medicine. Here are some home treatments you should consider when it comes to dealing with varicose veins.
Change your diet
Dehydration is a common cause of spider veins, and there’s a large chance that that’s the reason why you got yours! If your diet is heavy in sodium, your body may be having some difficulty keeping your veins in tip-top shape. You should consider changing up your diet to be less salt-heavy, and focus on potassium-rich meals, such as eating potatoes, leafy vegetables, and lentils.
Do some squats, a few push-ups, or go on a run. Exercising gets your heart rate up, which means it’ll get your blood pumping. Once you’ve got your heart rate up, your blood circulation is going to improve immensely. Combined with keeping yourself hydrated and having a healthy diet, going for a few rounds on the treadmill is a great way to make sure those varicose veins disappear completely.
After your daily run, make sure to get some rest. Take a nice warm bath, change into clothing that isn’t restrictive (and therefore wouldn’t restrict your blood flow), and keep your legs elevated to keep your blood pumping even once you’re resting.
With all these ingredients combined together, you might as well kiss those varicose veins goodbye - and you did it without having to resort to expensive treatments either!