Can You Cure Varicose Veins With Home Remedies?

Varicose Veins can be extremely painful to live with. There is so much information about how home remedies can help varicose veins, but can any of them cure varicose veins?

The Answer?

No, home remedies will not cure your varicose veins. However, there are some things that may help alleviate some symptoms of varicose veins.

Home Remedies and Their Effects on Varicose Veins

Compression Socks

Because Varicose Veins are caused by weak valves, blood flow in the veins slows as it has a harder time fighting gravity. Compression socks can help aid blood flow and reduce pain associated with varicose veins.

Exercise

Improving your blood circulation through exercise will help lower blood pressure, which is a contributing factor to varicose veins.

While exercising, consider low impact workouts which could include:

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Biking

Dietary Changes

Changing your diet can alleviate your symptoms. In fact, you can minimize your body’s water retention by cutting down on salty foods and add more potassium rich foods to your diet. You can learn more about how your diet can affect your varicose vein symptoms here.

Elevating Legs

Because your valves are having a hard time pushing your blood up to your heart, you can give them a break by elevating your legs. Ideally, you should elevate your legs at the same height or higher than your heart. If you are planning to sit for long periods of time, always elevate your legs so you put less stress on your veins.

How To Treat Varicose Veins

While you may be able to lessen varicose vein pain with home remedies, they will never go away on their own. At Summit Skin and Vein we are able to treat your varicose veins and provide lasting results. Our treatment options are both minimally-invasive and require little-to-no downtime. Call Summit Skin & Vein Care today at (816) 533-4398 for a free vein screening or to learn more about varicose vein treatments.

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