Written by Doris Donnerman (last updated April 3, 2020)
There are home treatments that can help ease the pain of varicose veins, while slowing down their progression. Home treatment may be all that is required for some people, while others may still need to see a doctor for relief. The least you can do is to try some of these home treatment ideas and help to either stop or slow down the progression of varicose.
It always helps to know more about varicose veins and what causes them before you start to treat them. Varicose veins are veins that are enlarged and twisted that are close to the surface of the skin. This is caused by the veins in the legs being weakened. Once this happens the blood doesn't flow through the legs like it should so it begins to collect in the legs.
Several different things can contribute or even cause varicose veins:
Some various ideas on how to treat varicose veins at home are:
A long-term solution would also be to restrict your diet. A diet that eliminates or avoids starchy food, alcohol, coffee, strong tea, white sugar, and white flour products is probably the best diet to go on for treatment of varicose veins.
After knowing what causes varicose veins it helps to know what can be done to prevent or at least keep from having more varicose veins from appearing. There are several different ways to try to control varicose veins, here are just a few:
If trying these methods doesn't eliminate the pain or help to reduce the veins, then a trip to the physician is needed.
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