What are varicose veins? In Latin, the word varicose means loose. It is a dilation or swelling of the veins making them more visible under the skin than the other healthy veins.
What are the causes of varicose veins?
According to the representatives of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the following factors may increase the chances of an individual to develop varicose veins: “Family history, age, gender, pregnancy, obesity, lack of movement and damage.”
Which people are at the highest risk of developing varicose veins?
Researchers claim that approximately 50 to 55% of women and 40 to 45% of men in the United States suffer from some form of vein problems. Pregnancy, physical inactivity, and long standing/sitting are the main factor risks of this condition.
Read below to learn how to make the most effective natural treatment for varicose veins:
In which form can the varicose veins occur?
They can be categorized as mild, moderate or severe depending on their appearance and symptoms. For example, varicose veins that look like a spider web are considered as mild varicose veins.
If left untreated, varicose veins can cause discoloration of the skin, ulcers, excess weight, burning sensation, and swelling of the affected areas.
Are there any natural remedies for varicose veins?
Currently, there is no non-surgical method for removal of varicose veins. However, there are some natural therapeutic measures that can be taken to reduce the occurrence and discomfort that this condition can cause.
Compression stockings, for example, can be worn to reduce pain and swelling associated with varicose veins, but there is also a completely natural treatment that can help reduce the occurrence and symptoms of varicose veins.
Here is what you’ll need to make this natural remedy:
- Â˝ cup of finely chopped carrots
- 3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel
- Â˝ cup of apple cider vinegar
Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until you get a fine mixture that looks like a paste. You can double the ingredients or, at least, increase their amount depending on the area that needs to be coated.
Apply the paste over the affected area and fix it with a bandage if desired. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water. If possible, it would be good if you raise your legs upwards while the paste acts.
This treatment can be repeated daily, as long as necessary.
Why is this recipe so effective? The answer lies in its ingredients.
- Carrots contain antioxidants, which are used in many skin care products.
- Apple cider vinegar can act as an anticoagulant or blood thinner, and can help prevent blood clots.
- Aloe Vera gel has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of many diseases, including inflammation of the skin.
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