How to treat varicose veins in the legs

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Varicose veins are a disease characterized by the formation of nodes and varicose veins. There is also heaviness in the legs. The reasons can be both physical inactivity and constant overload, age, obesity, heredity or hormonal changes. Both men and women are susceptible to the disease.

What is varicose veins

In official medicine, there is no concept of "varicose veins". This condition is called varicose veins. Varicose veins occur due to pathological changes in the structure of blood vessels, as a result of which their patency deteriorates, and elasticity decreases. Over time, the vessels become thinner and specific nodes are formed.

The following symptoms are characteristic of the disease:

  • the formation of pathological veins;
  • swelling and numbness;
  • heaviness in the legs, especially around the ankles;
  • trophic ulcers.

At first, a person feels heaviness in the legs. Then there is pain and periodic cramps, as well as a feeling of "goose bumps". Symptoms intensify in the evening. At a later stage, compaction, pigmentation, trophic disorders and, as a result, ulcers are observed.

Treatment without surgery

If possible, it is not worth carrying out the operation, as this creates a certain danger for the body's activity.

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Sparing methods of treatment are:

  • drug therapy;
  • sclerotherapy;
  • phytotherapy;
  • laser therapy;
  • traditional medicine.

If a decision is made to cure varicose veins without surgery, it is necessary to study each of the listed methods.

Drug treatment consists in the use of venotonic, blood-thinning, anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as medications that inhibit platelet adhesion.

Varicose veins on the legs are also treated with phlebotonics, drugs that activate the outflow of lymph and improve the condition of the capillaries.

Sclerotherapy consists in injecting a sclerosant into a vein. This drug restores vascular walls, removes nodes, normalizes blood flow. In this case, an external effect is observed and the severity of symptoms decreases. The recovery period after the procedure is literally a few hours.

Thanks to herbal medicine, varicose veins on the legs become less pronounced. Experts recommend preparing decoctions with dandelion. Ruta odorous contains rutin, a substance that helps to strengthen the vascular walls. The effect is more noticeable if you consume vitamin C. In herbal medicine, rue is combined with a string, rosehip and mountain ash.

To prevent thrombosis of varicose veins, you can use the leaves and flowers of yellow clover in the form of decoctions and as part of ointments. From common toadflax, means for lubricating nodes are prepared.

Laser therapy is performed on an outpatient basis. Thanks to radiation, the affected veins can be restored from the inside. Blood flow improves, pain, discomfort and heaviness in the legs are eliminated. After laser therapy, in some cases, slight reddening of the skin surface is observed. Can varicose veins be cured with laser therapy? No, but such a procedure will help stop the further formation of complications and improve the appearance of the legs.

Experts also advise using heparin ointment and shark oil, which are readily available from pharmacies.

How to cure folk remedies

It is worth remembering that such methods are not a panacea. If you use them regularly and do not make adjustments to the recipes for the remedies, you can speed up the restoration of the vascular walls. Doctors recommend to be treated with folk methods in parallel with drug therapy.

1. Apple cider vinegar

First of all, rubbing the feet with apple cider vinegar or grated potatoes is worth mentioning. Already after 10-14 days, a person will feel relief. The use of this recipe is shown in the early stages of the development of the disease.

2. Horse chestnut tincture

The remedy is also recognized by official medicine. To prepare such a medicine, you need to take a liter of vodka and 50 g of chestnut flowers. The mixture is infused for 15 days in a dark and cold place. It must be remembered that the tincture must be shaken daily. The remedy is taken orally in the amount of two large spoons before meals. The duration of use is seven days. After a week break, the course is repeated.

3. Onion broth

To prepare an onion broth, you will need 250 g of grated husk, two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, and 120 ml of olive oil. All components must be mixed and left to infuse for two weeks. Next, a person should do daily baths lasting 25 minutes. The mixture is preheated.

4. Green tomatoes

Green tomatoes are used for severe enlargement and bloating of veins. They are applied overnight in the form of compresses and rewound with a cloth. It should be noted that the method is effective, but requires systematic application.

To make therapy more effective, it is worth revising your diet. It is necessary to eat foods with vitamins A and E. This diet helps to eliminate muscle cramps and reduces pain.


It is completely impossible to cure varicose veins, as it is a chronic disease. You can only stop the development of the pathological process so that serious complications do not appear. Trophic ulcers in some cases can lead to disability and death.

Doctors - phlebologists and vascular surgeons advise to develop a treatment strategy and strictly adhere to it. Varicose veins is a disease that requires long-term therapy.