You put on a skirt and notice something odd on the side of your thigh. Your mouth sits open in horror as you stare at the blue and purple spider-like veins running up and down your leg. You can’t believe it. You have varicose veins. “But I am too young to have varicose veins!” You cry as you put on a pair of sweatpants. But, fear not, there are a number of varicose vein treatments you can try at home. At Metro Vein Centers, we help thousands of patients permanently remove varicose veins. However, if you want to start reducing those unsightly marks, you can take steps at home to reduce varicose veins.
#1. Compression Stockings
Varicose veins are caused by a lack of circulation. So the first thing you want to do is get that circulation moving in the affected area. You can start improving circulation today by wearing a part of compression stockings. You can find compression stockings at your local pharmacy, a local discount store like Wal-Mart or online. Wear the compression stockings daily to start getting that blood pumping around your legs and through your body.
Another way to improve blood circulation is to get some daily exercise. Now, you don’t need to get a gym membership and engage in high impact exercises. All you need to do is start moving your body. Some great beginning exercises include walking, swimming, cycling, and yoga. The main key here is to perform an exercise that affects the area where the varicose veins are located. So if you have those unsightly marks on your legs, then walking and cycling to get results.
#3. Eat Right
Did you know that diet has a big role to play in varicose veins? Foods high in sodium leads to water retention that will affect the circulation around your body. The best diet to fight water retention includes food rich in potassium and fiber. Potassium-rich foods include potatoes, leafy vegetables, almonds, and potatoes. Foods rich in fiber include nuts, seeds, whole-grain foods, and oats. Add potassium and fiber-rich foods to your diet and you will be well on your way to treating your varicose veins.
#4. Wear Loose Clothing
Tight fitting clothes can restrict the blood flow around your body. And that can lead to varicose veins. You can help increase blood flow around your body by wearing loose-fitting clothing. Another tip is to consider wearing flat shoes as opposed to high heels to reduce stress on your legs.
#5. Elevate Your Legs
One easy way to treat varicose veins is to simply elevate your legs above your heart. You can elevate your legs by lying on your bed and lifting your legs while watching TV. Elevate your legs for 15 seconds at a time, about 15 minutes per day, to start seeing results.
Get Rid of Varicose Veins Right Now
If you live in New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Michigan, Metro Vein Centers can help get rid of your varicose veins. If you would like to learn more, please visit our website to learn about our varicose vein treatment options.