Under normal circumstances, blood flows away from the heart through the arteries, and it flows back to the heart through the veins. The legs are an area of the body that is prone to develop varicose veins. When this takes place, the flow of blood back to the heart is not optimal due to faulty valves at the top of the veins. Blood then gets pooled up in the veins, and they become dilated and very noticeable to the naked eye. When varicose veins occur, there are several ways they can be cured naturally.
Apply some compression. Wearing support socks--or compression stockings as they're also called--can help facilitate the flow of blood through the leg muscles and veins by adding compression. Wear these throughout the whole day.
Get some exercise. Performing exercise can help increase circulation in the legs, and it can also keep weight down. Perform exercises that involve the legs--such as walking, biking, rope jumping, swimming, and stair stepping.
Elevate your legs. When you are in a seated position, blood has a tendency to pool up in your legs and exacerbate varicose veins. If you are going to be seated for a long period of time, keep your legs elevated.
Shift your weight. Standing for long periods of time can put a lot of stress on the veins in the legs. If you are in line at the grocery store or have to stand for a while, shift your weight back and forth from one foot to the other to keep the pressure to a minimum.
Keep the diet clean. Avoid foods that are deep fried, processed, refined, and high in saturated fat. Instead, eat foods that are high in fiber, low in fat and nutrient dense. Some examples are whole grains, fruits, vegetables, garlic, onions, and ginger.
Take some calcarea fluorica. This is a homeopathic remedy that is in the form of small tablets that you place under your tongue. Calcarea fluorica can help increase the vein's elasticity.
Take plenty of vitamins. There are several vitamins and minerals that can help strengthen blood vessels, improve circulation and also strengthen the walls of the veins. Some of these include Vitamin-C, the B-Vitamins, calcium, and magnesium.
Compression stockings can be found at pharmacies.