The enlarged veins that appear near the surface of our skin, which usually are around our thighs and calves are called varicose veins. This mostly occurs because of poor functioning of the valves which are the ones that regulate our blood flow or from weakened walls.
This is a condition that can appear in both men and women, but the most prone to this issue are the elderly women, because from the inflammation levels are increasing through the years, the vein’s elasticity disappears.
Mostly this issue is followed by burning, fatigue, restlessness and feeling heaviness in the legs and a lot of pain. Also in the affected area you will feel tingling sensations.
Most commonly varicose veins are developed hormonal imbalances due to menopause, pregnancy, birth control pills, heredity, puberty, and of course from obesity and longer periods of standing.
But there is no need to panic, because there are some natural ways that may help in this case, and they are very effective. They will relieve from the pain and the discomfort that follow.
One of the best natural remedies to use in order to treat the varicose veins is the olove oil, it prevents from further complications, treats all the symptoms that follow and reduces their visibility.
You simply need to topically apply the oil on the areas where the varicose veins have appeared. Then with gentle and circular motion massage those areas, and massage them from your feet upwards. Then let the oil overnight, it is best to act that way. You may preform this technique every day.
With this simple massage with olive oil you will be able to stimulate your blood circulation and relieve from the pain and inflammation as well.
The olive oil is a rich source of omega-3 fat acids and a lot of healthy fats, our body will be able to absorb these nutrients and they will detoxify it. These compounds will restore the function of our unidirectional valves, improve the blood flow in our veins. The effects will be visible after a short period.
Also you may try using some of the following beneficial alternatives that we made a list of:
- Sweet clover
- Butcher’s broom
- Horse chestnut
- Grape (fruit, sap, leaves and seed)
These tips are also highly beneficial:
- Avoid standing or sitting longer periods
- Exercise regularly
- To improve your blood circulation, elevate the veins and relax them every evening
- Maintain your body weight, lose some fat, because that way you will decrease the pressure on the veins
- Avoid high heels and tight clothes, wear something more comfortable
- Don’t sit with your legs crossed