Varicose veins are a pretty common condition which can affect both men and women of all ages. It’s a condition caused by the dilation or swelling of the veins which makes them more visible than healthy veins.
What are the main causes for varicose veins?
There are many factors which may contribute to the appearance of varicose veins but there are some which are more common than others. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) says that the following factors play the key role: family history, age, gender, pregnancy, obesity, physical inactivity and damage.
Which people are at the highest risk of developing varicose veins?
According to numerous studies 50 to 55% of all women and 40 to 45% of all men in the US suffer from some kind of vein problem and as we mentioned earlier the biggest risk factors are pregnancy, physical inactivity and long periods of sitting or standing. People who fall under these categories are at the highest risk of developing varicose veins.
There are a number of natural remedies which may help you with this condition and in this article we’ll share the most effective ones.
Are there different types of varicose veins?
Yes, there are. They can be labeled mild, moderate or severe depending on the condition. If your varicose veins look like spider webs they fall under the mild category.
If you don’t seek treatment in due time, varicose veins can cause skin discoloration, ulcers, weight gain, burning sensation and swelling.
Are there any natural remedies for varicose veins?
As we already mentioned there are a number of natural remedies which may be a better alternative than invasive surgical procedures. Depending on the condition and severity of your varicose veins, these natural remedies can either completely eliminate the problem or significantly improve your condition and ease the pain and discomfort.
You’ve probably heard about the compression stockings which can effectively reduce the swelling and pain caused by varicose veins, but unfortunately they just treat the symptoms, not the underlying cause. On the other hand, the recipe we’re about to share effectively treats the condition, not just the symptoms.
You only need 3 ingredients to prepare this amazing remedy:
- ½ cup of finely chopped carrots
- 3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel
- ½ cup of ACV
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend them on medium speed until you get a homogenous mixture. If you think this amount wouldn’t be enough, double the amounts of the ingredients according to the area you need to treat. Once your paste is ready apply it on the varicose veins and cover it with a bandage. Leave the paste on for 30 minutes and raise your legs upwards so that it has an even better effect. Rinse with warm water afterwards.