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Effective Ways to Get Rid of Varicose Veins at Home

More and more people nowadays are developing varicose veins and swelled up legs due to their busy daily schedules that require for them to sit all day long on desks that is harmful for blood circulation in the lower region.

According to statistical analysis, varicose veins problem is affecting nearly 20 percent of the adult population. If the condition is in its initial stage, its severity can be reduced as well as stopping the further progression. The thing about some of the methods to stop varicose veins is that they can be easily performed at home.

Today we have gathered a few of the common yet effective ways to get rid of the varicose veins at home.

Leg elevation

Leg elevation

If a person is suffering from varicose veins and leg swellings, then they can relive the symptoms by ‘Leg elevation’ in the early stage.

For this method to be effective, a person must raise their legs above the level of their heart and keep the legs in an elevated position for 20 minutes. The treatment should be carried out 3 to 4 times a day.

Compression stockings

Wearing these compression elastic support stockings during the day time might be one of the easiest treatments for the varicose veins. These elastic stockings help compress the veins and prevent the blood from the legs to flow backward.

They might squeeze your legs and veins tighter than the normal stockings but they are efficient in helping veins and leg muscles to circulate the blood.

Herbal remedies

Herbal remedies

According to a study few herbs have positive effects on the varicose veins condition as they help stop the symptoms like swelling, cramping, and restless leg condition. Some of the dietary herbs and supplements that are great for treating the varicose veins are as follows.

  • Grape seed extract
  • Rutin
  • A plant called ‘Gotu Kola’

All of these items are available in forms of capsules, pills, and ointments.

Gentle massage

Massaging the body is a great way to promote healthy blood circulation in the body and especially in leg region where the varicose veins normally occur.

The main thing to note for the varicose veins massage is that the massage should be

  • Gentle
  • Avoid digital pressure on big veins
  • Stripping
  • Wriggling

The two best techniques for massage is either the gentle full palm pressure or flat fingertip pressure. During the massage, the fingers or palm should movie from heels to ankles. In case, during the massage, a person feels pain or discomfort, they should elevate their legs.  

For large feeding veins: laser ablation

laser ablation

One of the most renowned treatments for the varicose veins is known as the “Laser Ablation”. The method is normally used, in case other treatments are not working and also when the swelling and discomfort are too much unbearable.

In the treatment, a tube with a laser on its end is passed through a diseased vein. The laser heats up and seals the walls of the vein so blood is not able to flow through it. This blocked vein is then removed using a stripping device.

Normally this procedure leaves a minimal bruise but it is a lot better than the regular surgery.

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