What are Varicose Veins?
Veins that usually get swollen and enlarged on the feet are known as varicose veins. They are dark purple and blue, and in appearance, they are bulging, twisted, or lumpy.
Symptoms can include:
- Swollen ankles and feet
- Heavy, uncomfortable, and aching legs
- Muscle cramps in your legs
- Throbbing or burning in your legs
- Thin, dry, and itchy skin around the affected area.
If you’ve been standing up for a long time, especially during warm weather, the symptoms can become worse. Resting can improve them.
If your symptoms worsen, you should seek immediate medical attention.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
When the small valves located inside the veins don’t work properly anymore, this can lead to varicose veins. There are certain things that will increase the chances of developing this condition, including a hereditary propensity, being overweight, pregnant,
Home Remedies for Varicose Veins
For mild cases, the Doc Miller Calf Compression Sleeve can ease the pain and discomfort of varicose veins. Made of spandex 23% and high-grade nylon 77%, the graduated support helps the blood to circulate.
A massage, using essential oils of Calendula, Lavender, or Geranium diluted in a carrier oil, such as almond or grapeseed, can ease the discomfort and encourage good circulation. Always massage towards the heart, and keep your hands light.