Top Tips For Varicose Veins
The symptoms of varicose veins can cause considerable pain and discomfort and they include:
- Dark purple or blue prominent veins
- Veins that appear swollen or twisted
- Aching, heavy and uncomfortable legs.
- Swollen feet and ankles.
- Leg pain including burning or throbbing in your legs as well as muscle cramp in your legs, particularly at night.
- Dry, itchy and thin skin over the affected vein or veins.
- The appearance of clustering of veins
In extreme cases, there could be complications which include:
- Blood clots
- Bleeding from affected veins.
What causes varicose veins?
- Family history
- Standing at a stretch for long hours routinely
- Sedentary life style
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What can you do to relieve the symptoms?
- Top of the list has to be avoiding prolonged periods of sitting or standing. This is because it makes it more difficult for your blood to travel in the leg veins - against gravity - causing pressure in your veins to rise and leading to blood pooling around the ankles and the feet and calves becoming swollen and achy.
- Moving around will decrease the venous pressure and improve your blood circulation and an important tip to remember if you have to sit behind a desk is to do small exercises regularly - such as peddling your feet; stretching your ankles; and bending your knees as if you were marching.
- Another suggestion is to wear compression hosiery. These socks or stockings can help to keep the vein valves in the correct position, making it easier for the veins to function properly while reducing blood pooling, swelling and pain. They can also help in reducing night cramps.
- Living a healthy lifestyle will go a long way to prevent any further damage to the veins. Losing weight; eating a healthy diet with complex carbohydrates, protein and good fats as well as foods high in fiber and potassium; and drinking plenty of water.
- Regular walking and other forms of exercise. Walking is the most beneficial exercise to prevent varicose veins but taking up yoga is another good suggestion, helping to stretch and tone the deepest muscles in your calves and hamstrings. Those deep muscles can be effective in helping the vein valves to work. Cycling and swimming are also beneficial.
- Choose non-restrictive clothing as tight-fitting clothes can limit blood flow. Changing to loose-fitting clothing can boost the blood circulation so that the blood supply is not restricted to the lower body.
- Wearing flatter footwear instead of high heels can also help with relieving the symptoms of varicose veins in the legs.
- Keep the legs elevated. Ideally, elevating the legs in line with the heart or above will improve flow, reducing the stress in the leg capillaries while gravity will assist the blood to move smoothly back to the heart. Get into the habit of elevating your legs several times a day - for fifteen minutes at a time - especially when you are going to be sitting down for long periods of time.
- Massage therapy is another helpful suggestion as gently rubbing the affected areas can aid to keep the blood moving via the capillaries. Use mild massage therapy oils or moisturizing oil for optimum effects.
- And then of course we can offer a 100% natural treatment...
H-Varicose Veins Formula is specially formulated from 100% natural ingredients for the safe and effective relief of varicose vein symptoms, penetrating deep into skin tissue to rapidly reduce venous congestion and discomfort.
The Formula is applied topically around and above varicose veins with a cotton swab or with your finger. The formula is concentrated, so only a few drops are necessary and of course full instructions will be included with the product.
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