In this post, we are going to show how you can help varicose veins without medical intervention. Varicose veins, also known as spider veins, occur when pressure is placed on blood vessels or veins resulting in pooling of the blood and bulging of the veins. Veins are fairly frail structures and a defect in a vein’s wall leads to dilation of the vein and damage to the valves.
- Weak veins from poor health/diet.
- Excessive venous pressure because of low fiber induced, constipation which increases straining during defecation
- Inactivity, obesity
- Prolonged sitting or standing, from jobs that require you to stand for long periods of time.
- Hormonal imbalance.
- Age can increase the risk of varicose veins, because of loss of tissue tone, loss of muscle mass and weakening venous walls.
- Genetics play a big role, according to Dr Axe, where both parents having varicose veins increases the risk of the disease to 90 percent. If only one parent is affected, a daughter has a 60 percent chance of developing varicose veins, and a son a 25 percent chance. Its a genetic weakness of the veins
- Damage to the veins & venous valves secondary to thrombophlebitis.
- Excessive expression, activity or release of enzymes that degrade structural compounds.
- Damage to the lining of the veins can cause white blood cells to come into play and create inflammation in the vein.
- Tender or painful veins that are raised or swollen
- Legs that feel heavy or fatigued
- Possible swelling, darkening, and ulceration of the skin of the leg below the knee
- Bruising or itching skin near the affected veins
FOODS TO EAT
FOODS TO NOT EAT
REMEDIES & EXTRA HELP
Cypress essential oil is a great natural remedy and can help with improving circulation and supports the circulatory system. Rub 5 drops into the veins twice daily.
Apple Cider Vinegar & Witch Hazle: You can mix apple cider vinegar and witch hazel to decrease the various veins
Vitamin E: get from good food sources or take a supplement at the start as you transition of around 400 IU’s daily
Cholesterol: Get your cholesterol down by avoiding all animal products and oils/fats
Help the Legs: Short-term help could be to elevate the legs, and wearing a compression sock.
Exercise is great to push excess pressure of the blood back into the circulatory system.
Weight: Maintaining a healthy diet and ideal BMI/body weight.
Horse chestnut: the seeds help hemorrhoids and varicose veins. It has an antioxidant effect of the vein and inhibits the enzyme that destroys venous structures. Take 100 mg a day. Or Bark root 500 mg, three times a day and escin 50 mg 3 times a day
Grape Seed Extract: take 200mg daily to strengthen the vein wall.
Bilberry: take 160 mg twice a day to increase circulation
Dr. Michael Gregor, website