Natural Remedies for Varicose and Spider Veins

Natural Remedies for Varicose and Spider VeinsNatural remedies for varicose and spider veins. With the warm weather during summer in Boca Raton, you’ll want to outfit your wardrobe with new shorts, skirts, and summer dresses. However, if you suffer from unsightly varicose or spider veins, you may feel hesitant when it comes to your summer wardrobe. Vein disorders can be painful, uncomfortable and leave you feeling embarrassed about your legs.

Preventing Vein Disorders Naturally

Varicose and spider veins develop due to circulatory problems that have developed in your legs. These problems can be caused by a number of things and be prevented with simple exercises that aid circulation. If you already have varicose or spider veins, you can lessen your symptoms with these tips:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eating a high fiber, low-sodium diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Wearing compression stockings
  • Elevating your legs
  • Changing your sitting or standing position frequently

Treating Varicose and Spider Veins with Natural Remedies

When it comes to the treatment of varicose and spider veins, there are several common options that can be utilized by vein specialists, such as:

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Laser vein treatment
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Endovenous laser treatment
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy

However, the treatment of your vein disorders depends on the severity of your condition. Although there is no scientific evidence to support their effectiveness, supporters of natural, at-home remedies say several readily available extracts and ointments can be beneficial for those experiencing mild varicose and spider veins. These remedies are said to ease symptoms and help improve circulation in your legs.

Some common natural remedies for varicose and spider veins include:

  • Horse chestnut extract. Horse chestnut seed extract offers relief from swelling, pain, and itching that can be associated with vein disorders. It may also help block enzymes that can damage capillary walls.
  • Dandelion. Has been said to ease the symptom of heavy legs that is associated with vein disorders.
  • Gotu Kola. Helpful for reducing swelling and improving blood flow.
  • Pine bark extract. This extract is rich in specific antioxidants that bind to collagen to help protect capillaries.
  • Butcher’s broom. This herb tightens and strengthens damaged veins.
  • Distilled witch hazel. A soothing astringent when applied externally to the affected areas. Witch hazel has also been said to strengthen blood vessels.

Many other herbs and natural products such as gingko biloba, ginger, hesperidn (found in citrus), rosemary, and St. John’s Wort have been said to aid in circulation and in the treatment of vein disorders.

Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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