The appearance of varicose veins on the surface of the legs is usually the most important aspect of the disease people want to remedy. While it is absolutely vital to have your doctor check your vein health and offer you recommendations for treatment, sometimes you just can’t wait and maybe you’ve even heard success stories from others who tried at- home D-I-Y tricks with resolve.
Before you skip an important visit to a vein treatment center, here’s what you should know about home-based varicose vein medications.
At-Home “Treatments” Are Not A Cure for Varicose Veins
Regardless of what you saw in the reviews and “after” images, any natural remedies you are going to try at home are not going to be the cure that totally gets rid of the unsightly bulging veins behind your legs. There is no way to “cure” diseased veins that are no longer functioning properly unless you have them removed from use and follow up with treatments to help diminish their appearance.
What Varicose Vein Home Remedies Can Do
The good news is that at-home medications and remedies aren’t totally a waste. They can still be effective in helping to reduce discomfort caused by varicose veins in some and may even help improve circulation that is likely strained in areas where veins have become twisted or engorged.
Varicose Vein At-Home Treatment Options
A common at-home ingredient, apple cider vinegar, is used by rubbing or wrapping a cloth around the vein area to absorb the liquid into the skin. It is also mixed with water as a drink and can reduce swelling and the appearance of varicose veins. Garlic is also great for reducing inflammation and crushed with olive oil into a paste, can be applied in the same way as an attempt to help reduce the bulge of diseased veins. Laurel (Bay) leaves have also been promoted for relieving joint pain and inflammation. Combine Olive oil and Laurel leaves together then rub this homemade oil on your joints to briefly relieve pain.
There are a number of other variations of natural ingredients that when ingested, could help to naturally alleviate issues caused by varicose veins. However, if after trying a few attempts of these at-home methods to no avail, do not wait any longer to have your condition checked and treated by a professional. You may need stronger medicines or other procedures to help. There are a plethora of non-invasive options today and there are too many risks with leaving varicose veins untreated.
Don’t wait. Schedule a free consultation today!