Varicose Vein Natural Treatment
The good news is that it’s relatively easy to take care of. A rule of thumb for any physical issue is prevention is the best treatment, and that’s especially true when it comes to varicose veins. Below we have outlined some simple ways to support healthy blood circulation and to help give you a good night’s sleep.
- Elevate your feet: if you have aching legs at night, once laying in bed, raise your feet up on a pillow or two to help the blood flow more easily back out of your legs.
- Yoga: While a workout helps the blood-flow, doing one just before bed isn’t very practical. Spend about ten or fifteen minutes doing yoga before bed to gently stretch the muscles and promote circulation, and you’ll feel a difference in the legs.
- Compression stockings: Wearing medical-grade compression stockings over the day minimises the blood pooling, to begin with, and means you can take them off before bed and hit that pillow.
- Diet: Cutting down on salt and fat is important for the long-term health of the veins. Eating more plant-based foods, in particular berries, asparagus, leafy greens and other foods high in flavonoids is ideal.
- Ease into the night: Rather than hopping straight into bed after activity, gently rest, give yourself a half-hour or so to decompress from the day, with your feet up to read a book, listen to some music or just sit and relax. This will not only help your veins and muscles over the evening, it’ll help your brain sleep better.
- Varicose vein treatment: If the pain is consistent, it’s happening every night or you’ve got other symptoms, speak to your doctor or specialist about getting your varicose veins treated.