Unless you have a serious case of Varicose Veins, then home treatment is recommended to most people that suffer from this condition. Home treatment is recommended due to the fact that it can slow down the process of varicose veins, and it lowers the risk of complications such as bleeding and or sores.
For most people, home treatment is enough to help them. Doctors recommend few life changes that will help you, not only with your varicose veins but also with your general health, and well-being.
Exercise is crucial for our health, body, and mind. Exercising daily is one of the best things you can do for yourself, exercising improves blood flow and lowers inflammation. Exercise is also useful for weight management and lowering blood pressure. Sitting or standing for longer durations is linked with blood pooling and varicose veins, exercising is a direct cure for this. When you don’t exercise regularly or have very low activity in your daily routine, it will make it harder for your veins to pump blood back to your heart. Experiencing mild pain at the start is normal, and elevating your legs or icing them can help you with that. Low-impact exercises such as swimming or walking, are usually recommended for varicose veins.
- Healthy Weight.
People who are overweight, or carry a lot of extra weight are more prone to varicose veins, varicose veins tend to affect elderly people and overweight women more. People who carry excess weight, put more pressure on their cardiovascular system which in turn can lead to inflammation. It is also more difficult to treat the overweight due to the fact that they have extra fat which hides the veins, and they go unnoticed for a longer period of time, making it worse.
- Fiber Rich Diet.
A fiber rich diet or anti-inflammatory diet can improve blood circulation and reverse the inflammation, this makes it possible to heal the varicose veins and aids in the prevention of further formations. Certain foods contain high amounts of sodium, which dehydrates the body and creates certain toxins that can worsen the swelling in the veins. Foods high in sugar, trans fat or caffeine, and alcohol can lead to arterial damage, low blood circulation, blood pressure problems and etc.
Fiber rich diet includes high-fiber food(avocados, berries, coconut, artichoke, peas, etc.), high-antioxidant foods ( berries, dark chocolate, pecans, clove, cinnamon, etc.), spicy food, apple-cider vinegar.