According to studies, approximately 25% of adults are affected by varicose veins. These swollen veins, that are purple or blue in color, can be the result of prolonged standing, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, excessive weight, nutritional deficiencies, or genetic factors. It’s important to address even the slightest symptoms of varicose veins before they are accompanied by pain, heaviness, and itching. Some of the ingredients that can be easily found right in your kitchen can become great remedies for strengthening the walls of the blood vessels and improving blood circulation.
We at FitCracker present 8 simple, yet effective methods to treat and prevent the progression of varicose veins. And don’t miss our bonus at the end of this article.
8. Apple cider vinegar
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, apple cider vinegar is an excellent treatment for spider veins. It helps to bring down the swelling and improves blood flow.
- Dip a cotton ball or a piece of cloth in apple cider vinegar diluted with an equal amount of water.
- Place it over the affected veins and leave it for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Rinse it off with water.
- Repeat the procedure twice a day.
You can also apply cider vinegar on your skin and gently massage the area. Do this every day before going to bed and again the next morning until you see positive results. Just avoid applying too much pressure while massaging the areas.
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