This ailment is more common amongst women, but men can also suffer from varicose veins.
It is not an uncommon ailment, and is estimated that 50 to 55% of American Woman suffer along with you.
Varicose veins are caused by a malfunctioning of the valves inside the veins.
This causes the blood to flow back into the veins stretching them until they lose their elasticity and causing the blood to pool, which is what causes the bulging, almost purple like veins.
And now we are going to introduce you to some really simple, but what we have been told, genuine home remedies for varicose veins.
If you are one of those that leaves the parsley used as garnish on your plate, and you suffer from varicose veins - stop immediately!
Eat the stuff.
Parsley contains rutin which, by taking 20 to 100mg per day will significantly strengthen the capillaries.
A single ounce of parsley can contain 180mg of rutin.
Buckwheat, if you like it, also contains the capillary strengthening compound Rutin
Another one of our simple and tasty home remedies for varicose veins - eat blueberries, bilberries and grapes.
They all contain antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanidins which also help to strengthen the capillaries.
3 bay leaves
4 teaspoons of olive oil
Warm over a low heat.
Allow to cool, strain and apply to your varicose veins
Bay leaves are jam packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer and lubricant when used as a topical vehicle for the extract of bay leaves.
Can you believe this??
At long last something that chocolates are good for apart from putting on weight.
Chocolates are high in flavenoids and one of the benefits of foods high in flavenoids is protection against varicose veins by reducing the permeability of the capillaries.
But all is not good news, because this only refers to plain dark chocolate not the other fancy ones with marshmallow, nuts and so on and so on.
Do not smoke.
Do not sit with your legs crossed.
Do not stand for long periods of time.
Do not have excessively hot baths.
Do not wear tight clothing.
Do not wear high heeled shoes.
Do watch your weight.
Do prop your legs up, and sleep with them elevated at night.
Do keep your legs moving i.e. walking, cycling and swimming.
Do wear "sensible" shoes.
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"The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf - it's almost a law."
~ H.G. Wells ~
"I love to tease men with my legs".
~ Eartha Kitt ~
"How long should a man's legs be? Long enough to touch the ground."
"J.D. Salinger ~
"I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box."
~ Bette Davis ~
Olive Oil is an artery protector that lowers bad LDL cholesterol without lowering good HDL cholesterol.
It helps keep bad cholesterol from been converted to a toxic or "oxidized" form.
Thus, helps protect arteries from plaque.
And it also helps reduce blood pressure, helps regulate blood sugar, has potent antioxidant activity and may also help ward off cancer.
The information on this site does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with your Health Professional.