Get Rid of Varicose Veins Naturally

The Two Steps System to Get Rid of Varicose Veins Naturally

Get Rid of Varicose Veins NaturallyBy Marc Livingston

Are you frustrated that no matter all the attention you give to your legs, your veins continue to worsen?

I had the same exact frustration not too long ago. My biggest fear was not finding a solution and ending up with legs so bad when I’m older than I could not use them! Our legs are an important part of our body.

So I asked myself: how do you really relief yourself from the pain? And how do you prevent the formation of varicose veins and spider veins?

Venous disease may have multiple contributing factors. From body postures to emotions, many things affect your circulation. But all the factors can be divided into two steps. Follow those two steps and you will not only get rid of varicose veins, but also get healthy looking legs for the rest of your life. Here are the two steps:

Note: An extra first step may be required if some of your veins are already enlarged past a certain point. If that is your case, get them treated first. Otherwise, your older varicose veins may undermine the effort you will put by applying the two steps system on this page.

 Step 1: Reduce the pressure on your veins

 To get rid of varicose veins naturally, you first need to reduce the pressure on your veins. Your veins, especially those in your legs, have to pump the blood “up hill” to the heart, against gravity. If you are prone to varicose veins, this extra work on your lower body can cause your veins to enlarge.

Fortunately, simple lifestyle changes can greatly reduce the pressure your veins have to endure. Talk with your doctor to see which of the options of STEP 1 are best for you.

  •  Exercise correctly
Swimming to get rid of varicose veins naturally

Swimming is one of the best way to eliminate pain and discomfort caused by varicose veins

Some sports are not recommended due to their impact on the legs. Short impacts can block the blood flow and amplify the pressure on your veins.

If for any reason you want to continue practicing the sports that are not recommended, make sure to wear compression stocking and reinforce your veins with the right supplements.

Other sports, such as skiing, are not recommended because the boots immobilize the feet and prevent the calf muscles from pumping the blood back up.

Breathing is also very important to prevent varicose veins during a workout. If you block your breathing when applying force during an exercise, you are causing intense pressure on your venous system. Remember to always breathe out when exerting effort. Never hold your breath.

Recommended Swimming, fast-paced walking, biking, tai chi, yoga and stretching
Not Recommended Skiing and water skiing, squash, tennis, football, weightlifting, boxing, karate,
judo, taekwondo, stairmaster, running
  • Wear the right pair of shoes

Shoes can make all the difference. Look for shoes that have low heals. Wearing low-heeled shoes actually helps tone your calf muscles, promoting better circulation in your legs. Some new shoes, being marketed to women who want to improve the appearance of their legs and buttocks while walking, are also helpful for anyone who want to get rid of varicose veins naturally.

Now that we are talking about clothes, don’t wear any underwear or pants that are tight at the waist or in the groin.  This acts as a tourniquet that restricts blood flow and can increase your risk of developing varicose veins.

  • Drinking water helps to lose weight

    Keep a reusable water bottle at your side at work and while working out.

    Maintaining a healthy body weight

Excess weight is another risk factor that may possibly changes the percentage of individuals who will develop varicose veins or spider veins. By keeping body weight down to manageable levels and maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise program, you will be able to keep the pressure on your veins to a minimum.

Obese people report more symptoms such as pain (aching, throbbing). The importance of symptoms are proportional to the person’s body mass index.

A quick way to know if you have a healthy weight is to measure your own body mass index (BMI). Use this link to easily calculate your BMI.

  • Drink enough water throughout the day

Drinking water helps to soften the stools. When you pass stools more easily, you put less strain on the leg veins which will also help prevent hemorrhoids. Additionally, drinking water is a great way to lose weight and shed those extra pounds.

Keep a reusable water bottle at your side at work and while working out. A little bit of water often is better than a lot of water once in a while.

  •  Wear compression stockings

Not a new solution, but still one of the best! I wouldn’t go anywhere without a pair of compression stockings to keep my legs strong throughout the day. They definitively helped me to get rid of varicose veins. To learn more about compression stockings, including the best place to buy them, read this page .

  • Elevate the foot of your bed

When you are lying down at night, an easy way to reduce the pressure on your legs is to elevate them above your heart. A simple way to do that is to add a couple of phone books one under each side of your bed. That’s going to elevate the foot of your bed so that way your feet will always be higher than your heart, no matter how many times you roll over in the middle of the night.

 
Step 2: Reinforce the walls of your veins

The latest studies point to the fact that alterations in the vein wall precede any other change during varicose vein formation. Your goal then is to find which options you can use to increase your venous tone. Because of genetic factors predisposing you of varicose veins, you may need to take a few extra ‘reinforcers’ compare to the average individual.

  • Avoid the heat, seek the cold

One of the only time of the day that I can stand up without any compression stocking and not feel any pain or swelling in my legs is when I’m taking a cold shower. This is one of the best natural remedies for varicose veins you can use because cold causes constriction of the superficial veins, by direct stimulation of the smooth muscle lining these vessels. It is generally an easy treatment to do within your own home.

If you are not used to take cold shower, start slow. Try lowering the temperature gradually each day. Depending on where you live, this may not be as easy as it sounds. Cold showers in Canada are a lot colder than in California. Alternating between warm and cold is another option that can also work.

  • Butcher's Broom helps with varicose veins

    Butcher’s Broom is one of the herbs that naturally strengthen your veins

    Take natural supplements

The best and the only proven way to reinforce your veins is with natural supplements. Some specific herbs and fruit extracts have been proven to safely treat and prevent varicose veins. Read this page to find out more about which supplements can help you get rid of varicose veins naturally.

Conclusion to Get Rid of Varicose Veins Naturally and Successfully

To get rid of varicose veins naturally and successfully, you have to apply both step one and step two.

From my experiences, most books and doctors only recommend one of those action steps. For example, a doctor may recommend his patient consulting for varicose veins to simply wear compression stocking. The patient does and will probably be happy that the pain from his varicose vein is now gone.

The compression stockings are acting on the first factor: the pressure on the veins. But the patient will be surprised to see a new varicose vein on his leg a few months later.

That is because working on only one of the approaches does not work at getting rid of varicose veins.

Wearing compression stocking will improve the symptoms but it will not reinforce the veins. You need to combine the compression with a factor that will strengthen the walls of your veins (with the right supplements). This combination makes all the difference. Those two complementary steps, when used simultaneously, are the best and probably the only way to truly get rid of varicose veins naturally for life.

If you don’t follow those two steps, your legs, with the inevitable process of aging, are likely to form new varicose veins. The pain will increase when standing up. Ulcers (open sores) may also occur on your ankle due to the lack of good circulation in your varicose veins. Don’t let this fate be yours. You can avoid this by following my Two Steps System to Get Rid of Varicose Veins Naturally.


Marc Livingston

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21 Responses to “Get Rid of Varicose Veins Naturally”

  1. Laura
    May 18, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Extreme pain after 2nd surgery for hemorrhoids in less than 2 years time. Pain is killing me. I want to be well again or @least free from pain. Doctors are no help”….

  2. May 18, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Hemorrhoids are a form of varicose veins, but they are much more influenced by what you eat. Make sure to read: http://www.varistop.com/best-foods-for-varicose-veins/ for more tips

  3. Kathy
    June 7, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Is spinning okay? You mention biking as one of the recommended exercises but spin classes are a bit different than recreational biking.

  4. June 7, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    Spinning is okay. But if you have varicose veins below the knee, it is highly recommended that you wear knee high compression stockings. Exercising on a spinning bike does not improve the circulation in the calf muscles as much as walking does. Wearing compression stockings will help prevent the worsening of your lower veins during your spinning classes. For more info please see: http://www.varistop.com/compression-stockings-varicose-veins/

  5. Simone
    August 8, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    I see that biking and spinning are not good for varicose veins, but you didn’t mention the elliptical trainer. Is the elliptical trainer OK if you have varicose veins behind the knee on each leg.

    Thank you

    • August 11, 2012 at 4:15 am #

      Yes the elliptical trainer should be OK especially if you wear compression stockings. If you think that the elliptical trainer is hard on your veins, one trick is to alternate it with fast walking on a treadmill (if you are at the gym).

  6. Mow
    August 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Im 25 years old I need to get in shape I weigh about 260 pounds. When I wake up in the morning the bottom of my feet hurt. I can see that the veins are showing more and although I usually ignore the pain the showing of the veins is bothering me. What should I do? I know I need to lose weight but what else can I do. Compression stockings are annoying but I wear them when I can remember.

  7. anon
    September 29, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    So how do u prevent getting varicose veins on your arms ?

  8. Berny
    October 13, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Have a lot of spider veins and varicose veins at my calf, want to get rid of it so I can wear short skit, any help

  9. Blaize
    November 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    I have thread veins covering most of my body now. They have worsened over the years but I have cleansed my body stretched, exercised and remained hydrated. I have them in my arms, face, legs, feet etc… and lately I noticed in my children they are everywhere as well. My life is hell and I dont know what to do about it. I keep hearing all this noise about heredity, exercise, hydration and what not but no one in my family has them. Its just my girlfriend, myself and our children. The only thing that I can notice different about me is that I came in contact with MRSA. Is it possible we are carring MRSA and its causing blockages? Could this be triggered by a viral or parasitic infection? Is there any link between long-term infection and thread veins? I want our life back but DOC’s dont listen and there is an excuse for this in all of us everytime I ask. My kids “maybe from pregnancy” me “your on your feet to much” my stay at home girlfriend “heredity.” Seriously can you help me?

  10. isla
    November 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    I have varicose veins on my both legs I tried everything and wearing compression stockings everyday for about ten years now. Because of this I gave up my job and staying home only doing housework and looking after two children. But they they are still getting worse . I can not even look at my legs most of the time unless I am putting them up only time I am not seeing my poping out nightmare veins. Now my six years old son has bulging veins on his lower leg as well. Our doctor says it is genetic. But for a six year old to have bulging veins I am quiet worried now. Anybody has any info why children have varicose veins other than genetic reasons . Please help…

  11. rebecca
    February 9, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    You may want to investigate a connective tissue disorder call Ehlors Danlos. Vein walls are connective tissue, so it could be a cause. Children should not have varicose veins.

  12. tana semanchik
    April 29, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    How does rebounding affect on varicose veins?

    • April 29, 2013 at 10:10 am #

      It creates a sudden high pressure on the veins that could further damage varicose veins on the legs.

  13. jane
    April 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    i am a 25 years old pregnant lady …i am in 8 month gestation period .i have got varicose veins just above my knee joints at both the legs.i cant take any medicines due to pregnancy…what suitable homes remidies should i use to get them repaired….plz must reply.

  14. wei
    June 9, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    Hi Marc,
    Do you know the differences between compression stockings and anti-embolism stockings? Many thanks!

    • June 10, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

      Anti-embolism stockings are designed for people who cannot move. They are useful for patients who have to stay in bed for long period of time and wheelchair users. Compression stockings are designed for movements, and have the necessary strength to support someone standing up for many hours.

  15. crod
    December 3, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    hey marvin, im 23 years old and im overweight, about 260, anyways im noticing that my green veins are getting zig zagy and starting to bulg, also i have purple veins like crazy. i know its odd to ask but how legit are these 2 steps? call me a weirdo but can u put up before and after pics?

    • December 5, 2013 at 11:20 am #

      Hi crod! I won’t call you a weirdo. To the contrary, I find your question to be very important. And I have something better than “before and after pics”. Every suggestion that I wrote on this page is based on scientific research. To keep the article short and easy to read, I did not cite all the sources, but a quick search on PubMed will give you plenty of double blind and randomized studies showing you the benefit of those tips, including taking Circulation Essentials and wearing compression stockings. Here’s one on diosmin, one of the main ingredients in Circulation Essentials: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8203786

  16. Chrys
    March 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    I don’t see how rebounding would be negative. As long as someone is doing lighter bouncing, as opposed to jumping high, the gentle bouncing would help shift the blood up and down. It could create a light ‘plunging’ effect to move the fluid. I I migraine IF you also wore compression stockings while doing so you would experience even more positive effect.

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