What are varicose veins? On Latin, varicose means relaxed or loosen. It is dilation or swelling of the veins which makes them visible under the skin.
Why are they appearing?
According to the representatives of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute also known as NHLBI the following factors may increase the chances of individuals to develop varicose veins: family history, age, gender, pregnancy, obesity, lack of movement and damage.
What kind of people are at highest risk of developing varicose veins?
The researches claim that approximately 50 to 55% of woman and 40 to 45% of men in the USA suffer from vein problems. Pregnancy, physical inactivity, and long standing or sitting are the main factor risks for this condition.
In what kind of shape can they be represented?
They can categorize as mild, moderate or severe condition depends on the basis of their appearance and symptoms. For example, the ones which are similar to the spider network are considered as mild varicose veins.
As the name suggests, this phenomenon often looks like spider under the skin. They are not much exposed or widespread as the moderate and severe ones.
If this condition remains untreated it can cause discoloration of the skin, ulcers, weight, burning sensation and swelling on the affected areas.
Is there any natural remedy for varicose veins?
Currently there is no non- surgical method for removal of varicose veins. But, there are some natural therapeutic measures that can reduce the occurrence and the discomfort of this condition.
The compression socks, for example can reduce the pain and swelling associated with varicose veins. Additional nonsurgical treatment is the following recipe:
- ½ cup finely chopped carrots
- 3 tablespoons aloe Vera cream
- ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
Put all ingredients into blender and mix them well until you get consistency of paste. The quantities of the ingredients can be doubled or increased, it depends from the respective terms as you want or need for the surface.
Apply this paste to your varicose veins and fix it with bandage is you want. Leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it after with lukewarm water. If you can, your legs should be little raised and the paste will act even more perfectly. This treatment can be applied every day as long as necessary.
Why is this recipe effective? The answer lies in the previous mentioned three ingredients
- The carrot contains antioxidants which are used in many products for skin care.
- The apple acid can act as anticoagulant or blood thinner and it can prevent the appearance of blood clots.
- Aloe Vera is used for thousands of years and treats many diseases including inflammation of the skin.