Varicose Veins: What Are They and How to Treat Them?

Jan 23, 2017 AT 10:49 AM | BY StyleBlizzard
(Photo credit: OurBodyBook)
(Photo credit: OurBodyBook)

So called “varicose” veins are one of the most frequent reasons for aging women to visit a doctor. But sometimes, the doctor isn’t even necessary. You can treat this imperfection by yourself, at home.

What are varicose veins, exactly? Well they are caused by diluted veins becoming visible from under the skin. It’s usually a genetic condition, although not always, as they can also be caused by the blockage of blood flow in the veins, making the veins too flappy and wide.

Here are some ways you can deal with them:

– Letting your legs relax, if this happens after a long day spent walking. You can also use an ice water bath, since cold temperatures help constrict the blood vessels.

– Try anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen. It is likely to reduce swelling in the legs.

– Try wearing compression stocking, it could help tighten the skin, and, as a result, the veins. This also improves blood flow in your body.

– Exercise. This will strengthen your legs, and will improve blood flow, preventing it from accumulating in your veins, including those in your legs.

All of these are simple ways to keep your varicose veins at bay. However, if they do not help, you should schedule a visit to the doctor.