Spider veins may be really tiny but they do end up being a hassle for everyone that has them. The veins will appear quite close to skin surface. They will resemble spider webs or tree branches. When referring to color, it can be red, purple or blue. In most situations you will see them appear on the legs’ inner parts, on calves’ back and around ankle regions.
The spider veins will appear because of pressure that appears in the region. In many cases we will see them because of gravity and body weight. Heredity can play a role but so do hormonal influences appearing during the pregnancy, menopause, puberty and contraceptive pills. You can even end up with spider veins when you sit for long periods of time or when you stand too much.
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The good news is that it is not that hard to deal with spider veins. They normally disappear on their own. The situations in which the doctor will have to intervene are rare.
Doctors recommend that you first try some natural remedies. Such an approach is really cheap and completely safe. Below you can find some of those remedies that are often prescribed by specialists.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Because of the fact that this vinegar type will reduce vein inflammation, it is the first option considered. With most cases spider veins will disappear in just some weeks. The vinegar can be drank or applied directly on the area that is affected, based on personal preferences.
This natural remedy works because it has strong anti-inflammatory properties. At the same time, it helps in shrinking spider veins. Witch hazel includes tannins and volatile oils. It is these substances that will constrict veins and create the huge difference you are looking for.
Naturalists often say that lemons are really good for health and nobody can really argue with that. With spider veins you want to use lemon oil. It will strengthen blood vessel capillary walls. You can easily mix the oil with coconut, jojoba or almond oil. Application is done through massaging, normally done 2 times per day.
Horse Chestnut Seeds
These are seeds you want to consider because of the fact that they include special compounds capable of inhibiting enzymes. Only those enzymes that would damage capillary walls are affected. At the same time, webs are eliminated and veins are strengthened. In various pharmacies you can buy cream with horse chestnut. The cream is applied directly and will improve blood circulation.
Other Facts Of Interest
There are many other natural remedies you can use in order to remove spider veins. However, it is important that you make some lifestyle changes. This includes and is not limited to:
- Exercising to maintain healthy weight.
- Avoid long periods of time when you sit or stand
- Do not wear high heels.
- Include spicy food in your diet to improve blood circulation.
- Wear compression stockings.
- Keep your legs elevated whenever you can so that leg pressure is reduced as much as possible.