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Home remedies to cure spider veins – Are they better than cosmetic procedures?

Spider veins are damaged and tiny veins that appear as protruding veins on the surface of the face or legs. This is not harmful or painful but still, there are some people who wish to opt for cosmetic procedures to treat spider veins. Spider veins are usually purple, blue, or red in color and they appear like thin lines, branches, or webs. Due to its typical appearance, many call them ‘thread’ veins or ‘spider’ veins.

Before you rush to a spider veins Boise clinic to get yourself treated, wouldn’t you like to know the lifestyle changes that you should make in order to cure varicose veins? Well, here are a few home remedies you may try.  

  • Adopt a habit of exercising daily

Daily exercise leads to better circulation of blood to your legs and this helps in pushing the blood that gets collected within the veins. When you exercise daily, this also helps in maintaining low blood pressure, which is yet another contributing factor for varicose veins. Do some low-impact exercises of your calf muscles to keep them engaged but by not giving them too much strain. Walking, swimming, cycling, and yoga can work.

  • Use plant extracts

According to a 2006 review, horse chestnut extract can help a great deal in reducing heaviness in legs, leg pain, and itching in people who suffer from chronic venous issues, like varicose veins. Aesculus hippocastanum L can be purchased both from online and offline medical stores. Essential oils and plant extracts can be used by diluting them in carrier oils before applying topically. 

  • Wear compression stockings

Compression stockings are readily available in the majority of pharmacies and they help by putting pressure on the legs. These stockings help the veins and muscles of your body to keep moving blood to and from your heart. In fact, a study in 2018 found out that people who use knee-high compression stockings for a week report reduction in aching and pain associated with varicose veins. 

  • Bring about dietary changes

Sodium-rich or salty foods can lead to the body retaining water and hence it is important to cut down on salty food if you wish to reduce water intention. Foods that are high in potassium level can help you strike the right balance. A few foods that are rich in potassium are pistachio nuts, almonds, potatoes, white beans and lentils, leafy veggies, and fish like tuna and salmon. 

  • Opt for clothing that is not restrictive

Did you realize ever that wearing tight-fitting clothes can lead to restriction of blood flow? If you’ve been wearing tight clothes for a long time and then started wearing loose-fitting ones, you’ll know that they don’t restrict the supply of blood to the lower body. Wear flat shoes rather than heels as this too can reduce the occurrence of varicose veins. 

Therefore, if you’re someone who has been thinking of treating spider veins, you can first try following the above-listed lifestyle changes to cure this issue.

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