What causes varicose veins?According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, varicose veins are caused by several factors such as family history, age, pregnancy, obesity, physical inactivity, vein damage and long periods of sitting or standing.
Which people are most exposed to the risk of varicose veins?According to studies, 50-55% of all women and 40-45% of all men in the USA are suffering from this condition. People who are affected by the aforementioned factors are most exposed to the risk of varicose veins.
Are there different types of varicose veins?There are – varicose veins can be divided into three categories: mild, moderate or severe. If they have the appearance of a spider’s web, they fall into the mild category. If left untreated, varicose veins can cause skin discoloration, weight gain, burning sensation and swelling in the legs as well as ulcers.
Natural remedies for varicose veinsInstead of surgical procedures, you can try using some effective natural remedies which should resolve the problem quickly, depending on the severity of the condition.
Compression stockings are a popular method against varicose veins, but they only treat the symptoms, not the root of the problem itself. The recipe we’re going to present will treat the condition and the symptoms it causes. Here’s how to prepare it:
● Half a cup of finely chopped carrots
● Half a cup of apple cider vinegar
● 3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel
The preparation of this remedy is simple – just put all the ingredients in a blender and mix them until you get a smooth texture. If the amount you prepared is small, double or triple the ingredients dependingon the affected area.
When it’s done, apply the mixture on the varicose veins and cover with a bandage, leaving it to work for half an hour. The remedy should provide best results if your legs are raised up after application. After 30 minutes, rinse the area well with warm water.