Ok, let’s talk about an uncomfortable subject…I know you may be self-conscious about it, but the only way to fix it is to address it head-on. That’s right, varicose veins are today’s topic. Those enlarged, twisted, knotty highways of blood flow that pop out on your legs and ankles. Ladies, you’re more likely to get them.
Luckily, they aren’t dangerous, however, they can be painful. The cosmetic aspect is usually the biggest issue with these veins so let’s see what we can do about them.
If you have been wondering what causes varicose veins and what to do about them, look no further…
Causes of Varicose Veins
Veins in our legs have one-way valves that keep blood flowing back up to our heart. When these valves malfunction, gravity allows blood to pool in these veins, causing them to become enlarged and twisted.
Unfortunately, varicose veins often worsen with age. Other factors that may increase the likelihood of developing this condition are:
- Standing for long periods of time
- Genetic Predisposition (aka family history)
Natural Treatment Options
Laser treatments or other procedures for removing varicose veins are big business for vascular surgeons.
We recommend a more conservative and less invasive approach to treating and preventing these veins from forming.
- Elevate legs for some time each day.
- Wear compression stockings (knee high).
- Avoid long periods of sitting or standing.
- Get outdoor physical activity.
- Eat organic Paleo food.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get sunshine.
- Get frequent chiropractic care.
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