spider veins

Get Rid of Spider Veins Naturally

Spider veins are a form of varicose vein and are most often caused by being overweight and having problems with blood pressure. They are not life threatening but should be monitored by a health care professional in order to prevent serious side effects, such as blood clots, from becoming an issue.

How do I know if I have spider veins?

  • Aching
  • Cramping
  • Tiredness
  • Restlessness
  • Burning
  • Throbbing
  • Tingling
  • Heaviness in the legs
  • Swelling

 

How do I prevent spider veins?

  • Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Don’t sit with your legs crossed for long periods of time.
  • Elevate your legs if you will be sitting for a long time.
  • Get up and move every hour.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Avoid high heels.

 

How can I treat spider veins?

  • Eat foods high in flavonoids. Flavonoids help to boost the circulatory system and strengthen capillaries.
  • Horse chestnut helps to reduce capillary wall permeability, prevent the absorption of harmful UV rays and helps veins withstand damage.
  • Apply witch hazel to the spider veins to help tighten them up and encourage them to disappear.
  • Butcher’s broom helps to reduce inflammation and constrict blood vessels.
  • Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Elevate legs as often as possible.
  • Eat a high fiber diet to help control constipation which can contribute to spider veins.
  • Grapeseed extract helps to strengthen capillaries and veins.
  • Bilberry has been shown to stimulate new capillary formation, strengthen walls, and reduce blood vessel fragility.
  • Gingko blob helps to enhance oxygenation and circulation.
  • Get exercise to help encourage good blood flow.
  • Use compression stockings or socks to help with blood flow.
  • Up your intake of garlic, ginger and cayenne. They help to break down the hard lumpy stuff known as fibrin that is around your spider veins.
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