Varicose veins are still a problem for many. It seems that we have a constant struggle with them. Here are a few tips on how to naturally treat this problem.
Problems with varicose veins have as many as 50 percent of middle aged people and usually it’s the veins on the legs. If we stand a long period, the pressure on the veins increases by 10 times, while women are more commonly affected, especially in the later years and pregnancy.
Over time, the walls of the vein are thinning, causing other associated health problems.
Food can have a very important impact on the problems with the veins. If you have a predisposition (doing a job that requires a lot of standing or sitting), or your doctor has warned you that is the time to be careful, you might consider changing the diet. You need a lot of healthy fiber – vegetables, fruits, legumes and cereals, which stimulate peristaltic movements of the muscle layer of the digestive tract. If you have constipation, due to little fiber, there is pressure on the abdomen, which prevents proper blood flow to the legs. This of course weakens the veins over time, which leads to enlargement, pain, and in some people the occurrence of hemorrhoids.
Entering flavonoids stands out as the most important thing focused on the problem with varicose veins. Consume more often hawthorns, cherries, blueberries, blackberries, currants. They are rich in proantocyanidins, anthocyanins and flavonoids, pigments that enhance the function of the vascular system. Rich in flavonoids are also: buckwheat, grape seed extract and pine bark.
Apple cider vinegar
Very useful simple cure for varicose veins – improves circulation and reduces spider veins. You just have to take gauze or cotton cloth and soak it with apple cider vinegar and place it as a coating on the painful veins. Hold for 20 to 25 minutes. Repeat the process couple times a day for a month.
Anyone who has problems with veins and hemorrhoids is convinced in the beneficial effects of horse chestnut. Creams and ointments can be found in pharmacies. If you are taking chestnut extract, some experts recommend 250 mg per day.
This plant can be found throughout Europe, in addition to horse chestnut at the forefront when it comes to the treatment of varicose veins. For swollen feet and painful veins is usually used by rubbing it in the form of gels and creams. It is effective because it contains ruscogenin, acts anti-inflammatory and beneficially to the blood vessels.
This popular herb is excellent for varicose veins – strengthens the walls, improves the transfer of oxygen and circulation. It is especially good for the so-called spider veins (telangiectasias) and the recommended dose is 40 mg of ginkgo biloba extract three times a day until the spider veins subside.