Veins are blood vessels that return deoxygenated blood from the outer parts of the body back to the heart and lungs. When veins become abnormally thick, full of twists and turns, or enlarged, they are called varicose vein. This happens most commonly in the veins in the legs and thighs.
I share with you several tips for varicose veins.
Keep your legs up: rest them on something that is above your hips so that blood can
return to the heart, this will help blood not to accumulate in varicose veins. For example, you can sit and put the legs on a high stool, or stretch your legs up leaning on the headboard of your bed.
Massage your legs: Elevate your feet and massage from the ankle to the top, gently. Not overdo it with force, the idea is to massage gently, not cause you more pain or bruising.
Tilt your bed: Place pillows at the foot of your bed to sleep with the legs raised, so varicose relieve them at bedtime.
Apply compresses: Place on varicose veins compresses sandwiching a cold temperature as hot as other resist, and for 10 minutes and ending with the cold compress.
Exercise: The accumulation of blood in the veins of the legs is enhanced if you stay a long time standing or sitting, walking a little, even hourly, will help to empty the veins and prevent varicose veins, also will improve the blood circulation and also improve your fitness.