Varicose Veins: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Flavonoids have cardio tonic properties. Fruits like berries, apples, oranges, lemons and vegetables like onion, garlic, spinach and spouts.
  • Vitamin rich food
  • High fibre diet
Foods to be avoided
  • Sugar and salt (less in quantity)
  • Ice creams
  • Fried, processed and refined foods
  • Junk foods
  • Animal proteins
  • Alcohol

Yoga and Exercise

The patient should undertake outdoor exercises like walking, swimming, cycling, take sun baths and do deep breathing exercises.
Asanas to relieve from varicose veins are
  • General
  • Sarvangasana

Home Remedies

  • At least once a day elevate your legs above the heart level for 20 inches
  • Wear medical compression stockings
  • Immerse your legs in tub of cold water and simulate waking
  • After bathing apply oil over the veins affected and have a gentle massage
  • Avoid long periods of standing and sitting

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