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Home Remedies for Varicose Veins
- Eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fish and fresh fruits and vegetables. The diet also has to be low in fat and carbohydrates.
- Eat as many blackberries and cherries as you can. They help to prevent varicose veins, and if you have them they may ease the symptoms.
- Including ginger, onions, garlic, and pineapple in your diet are beneficial.
- Your diet has to be high in fiber to prevent constipation and keep the bowels clean.
- Avoid as much as possible sugar, ice cream, fried foods, peanuts, junk foods, cheeses, tobacco, salt, alcohol, animal protein, and processed and refined foods.
- Do a daily routine of exercise. Walking, swimming and bicycling all promote good circulation. It is very important that in complement maintain a healthy weight.
- Do not wear tight clothes because they restrict blood flow.
- At least once a day elevate your legs above the heart level for 20′ to alleviate symptoms.
- Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time, crossing your legs doing the heavy lifting and putting any unnecessary pressure on your legs.
- If you at work are sitting on a desk all day, make sure you take breaks to walk around. you can also flex your muscles and wiggle your toes to increase blood flow. If it is possible to try to rest your feet on an object that is elevated from the floor when seated.
- If you at work have to stand for a long period of time, shift your weight between your feet, stand on your toes, or take breaks to walk around to alleviate pressure.
- Elevate your feet at all moment at home while watching TV or sitting down to read.
- To ease pain and stimulate circulation, fill a tub with cold water and simulate waking.
- Avoid scratching the itchy skin above varicose veins. This can cause ulceration and bleeding.
- After bathing apply Castor oil over the varicose veins affected and massage into your legs from the feet.