Varicose veins are common; thankfully there are ways to naturally get rid of Varicose Veins. There are lots of medical treatments and natural remedies for Varicose Veins. However, there are also simple lifestyles changes that can also help effectively get rid of Varicose Veins or minimize their appearance.
Varicose veins and their smaller counterparts, spider veins, are veins that for some reason have been enlarged. While spider veins are often very small and appear near the surface of the skin, varicose veins are more serious.
Causes of Varicose Veins
• Age: - Varicose veins can occur as early as age 18, but they peak between 50 and 60 years. When women get older, the elastic cover of the vein weakens causing the veins to dilate. • Pregnancy: - Pregnant women run a risk of varicose veins. During pregnancy, hormones cause the vein walls to weaken. Also, blood volume increases during pregnancy, distending the veins. • Occupation: - Some occupations require people to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time, which can cause the valves in the veins close off. Blood will continue to flow against these valves causing them to fail and allow pooling. • Gender: -Women tend to develop varicose veins more than men do because of hormonal changes, monthly menstrual cycles and pregnancy. Some girls who reach puberty begin showing signs of varicose veins when hormones kick in. Another factor for women is wearing high heels. • Obesity: - Too much weight or fat on the legs increases pressure on the vascular system within the legs. When this pressure occurs, it cuts off circulation. The veins become damaged and blood can back up into the vein.
A simple way to get rid of Varicose Veins is with natural remedies. Varicose Veins are just enlarged veins, but are an inconvenience for most women. Natural remedies are a great way to help treat varicose veins without having to pay for plastic surgery. Below are some of the more effective natural remedies that can be used to treat Varicose Veins.
• Stand up straight. Good posture helps decrease pressure in your veins. • Maintain ideal body weight. Too much weight causes the entire circulatory system to work harder, which in turn increases the inside pressure of the leg veins. • Keep your legs uncrossed when sitting. Crossing legs slows the upward flow of blood back to the heart and increases the pressure on the insides of the leg veins. • Exercise regularly, choosing low-impact activities such as walking, cycling, rowing and swimming. These activities will improve overall circulation without adding undue pressure to the veins. • Stretch your legs if you have to sit for long periods. Rotate your ankles and flex your toes while you are sitting. • Wear clothing that doesn't constrict your waist, groin or legs. • Avoid high heels. The undue stress they put on your lower legs can cause a constriction in blood flow from the leg back to the heart. • Raise your legs up 6 to 12 inches above your heart when you are lying down. This allows the blood in the lower legs to flow easily back to the heart, and lessens the work of the valves. Think of it as a kind of respite for your lower legs. • Avoid high-estrogen birth control pills, which reduce the valves' ability to close.
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