Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet. That's because standing and walking upright increases the pressure in the veins of your lower body.

Varicose veins can cause aching pain and discomfort for some people. It may also signal a higher risk of other circulatory conditions. In some cases, varicose veins can lead to more-serious health problems.

Symptoms of varicose veins include veins that are dark purple or blue, appear twisted and bulging - often like cords, achy or heavy feeling in the legs, burning, throbbing and swelling in lower legs, itching around veins, etc.

Spider veins are a mild, small variation of varicose veins. They are closer to the skin’s surface, and are generally only a cosmetic concern.


Wear compression stockings
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Do Hydrotherapy
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Elevate legs
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Apply and drink apple cider vinegar
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Massage with grape seed oil
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Apply ice pack
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Massage with olive oil
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Massage with grapevine leaf solution
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Drink cayenne pepper tea
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Take carrot and spinach
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Apply and eat garlic
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Apply parsley solution
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Apply marigold compress
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Take horse chestnut supplement
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Take butcher's broom
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Soak in witch hazel solution
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