Purple Veins on Legs?
Most people with spider veins want to know how to get rid of varicose veins naturally. There are tons of ways to surgically remove unsightly spider or varicose veins.
And believe me when I tell you that they all can come with a huge price tag. And though some people do need surgeries like sclerotherapy, especially to remove large spider veins, starting by trying to reduce the varicose veins you have can be a great way to get ahead of the curve and maybe even avoid expensive vein surgery.
Learning how to get rid of spider veins without surgery is just as important as learning what causes them.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Spider or varicose veins are basically veins that are broken in the leg and thigh (some men may also get spider veins on the nose and other parts of the face). You have valves that regulate the blood flow. And when the wall of the vein weakens, it results in engorged blood vessels. And since skin is thin, it shows. If you’ve gone to the doctor you may been diagnosed with telangiectasias or varicosities.
But don’t despair; you can reduce those broken veins naturally or prevent more broken veins. You should know however that age, heredity, sun exposure, pregnancy and obesity can contribute to your spider veins – and though you may not be able to choose your parents or the fact that your grandmother had spider veins, you may be able to dramatically reduce the ones that you might have been predisposed too from birth.
Wear Support Compression Panty Hose: These under garments provide enough pressure to support good blood flow and reduce the forming of vein clots that pool. Always wear these support hose when you’ll be sitting for long periods of time.
Exercise Your Body At Least Daily: You have to get out and move your body. Exercise helps to develop your calf muscle and reduce or even eliminate the pooling of the blood in your legs and thighs.
Don’t Sit for Long Periods of Time: Spider veins love non motion. They pop up when you sit for long periods of time. It’s important to get exercise often, but also don’t sit for longer than 20 to 30 minutes in one spot. This may be difficult if you have a job that requires you to stay seated. But you might consider standing at your desk or even getting a desk that is elevated, such as a drafting table.
Elevate your Legs when Sitting or Sleeping: Sleep does require that you rest for longer than 30 minutes at a time. Remember to sleep with your legs elevated. Either purchase a mattress that elevates your lower body or sleep with your legs under a pillow or a wedge to support increased circulation.
Lose Weight: If you aren’t at your ideal body weight, try your best to get there. Extra weight causes extra pressure and also causes increased likelihood of spider veins. Of course losing weight is easier said than done, but consider the fact that you may need minimal surgery or even none at all if you help your body repair your broken veins.
Stay Away from Hot Baths and Saunas: Heat actually stimulates the broken vein scenario. It causes for veins to become engorged and bleed. Conversely cool baths actually result in the opposite spider vein issues.
So there you have it, how to get rid of varicose veins naturally.