Varicose veins can be placed right under the skin or deeper and often cannot be noticed. Varicose veins are unpleasant cosmetic defect, but if not treated can become a hazard to your health. In more severe cases, the area around veins is inflamed.
Causes of varicose veins can be hereditary. The main reason for the formation of varicose veins is loosening the walls of the veins and malfunction of the venous valves, which impedes blood flow to the heart and retention of blood in the veins leads to their dilatation.
Women tend to get varicose vein much more than men. Varicose veins are often caused by obesity, injuries, lack of physical activity, pregnancy or working or standing on your feet for multiple hours a day.
One of the best things that you can do to help yourself get rid of varicose veins is change your lifestyle and try to get a bit of exercise in your day. Here are some go to at home remedies that you can prepare for your varicose veins.
Probably the most popular and effective way to get the varicose veins to vanish in your own home is using baby soap and sheep milk. You will need a baby soap bar and one glass of sheep milk. Cut the baby soap in pieces or grind it into the milk. Stir the mixture well. Apply this remedy to your affected areas three times a day for a period of one month. Gently rub the mixture with upwards motion.
You can keep this mixture in your fridge and just prepare a new batch when you run out. The results should be visible after only two weeks of using the treatment.
Applying uniform pressure on the legs with specially designed compression stockings is a tried and tested remedy for varicose veins. Loss of elasticity of the blood vessels and their consequent enlargement reduces the efficiency of the venous valves trying to stem the backflow of blood. The gentle, yet consistent pressure compresses the veins, reducing their diameter.
Cayenne pepper powder can be orally taken to reduce the pain and inflammation due to varicose veins. It can prevent blood clots and ulcers. Start with smaller doses of half a teaspoon cayenne pepper powder in a cup of water and gradually increase it up to 1 tablespoon.
Apple cider vinegar
This is one of the easiest, yet effective remedies for varicose veins. Apple cider vinegar has astringent properties which help shrink swollen veins and restore their plasticity.
You can use apple cider vinegar both externally and internally. For spot application, just dip a wash cloth in apple cider vinegar diluted with equal amount of water and place it over the swollen veins. Its drying effect reduces swelling and relieves pain.
When taken internally, it has a detoxifying effect that helps purify the blood and clean out the blood vessels, increasing circulation. You can add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to a cup of water and drink it with or without adding raw honey.
These are some easy tips of how to get rid of varicose veins.