Five Remedial Solutions for Varicose Veins
#1. Regular Exercises
Exercising regularly promotes blood circulation in the legs helping push blood that has collected in the veins. It also helps in lowering blood pressure which is a contributor to varicose veins.
Low-impact exercises such as gentle walking, yoga, cycling, swimming get your calf muscles to work without excessive strain.
Keeping your legs elevated, preferably above the heart or at the same height to improve circulation. This helps blood flow back to the heart easily by lessening the pressure in the leg veins. Keep your legs elevated if you sit down for long, such as during work or rest. Aim to move around or change position often to keep blood flowing uniformly. Avoid sitting with crossed legs as it limits blood flow and hinders circulation.
#2. Compression Stockings
Sorgen Compression Stockings are designed to apply graduated pressure to the legs. This supports the muscles and veins by moving the blood upwards toward the heart.
A study published in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in 2018 found people wearing knee-high compression stockings for one week with the pressure of 18 to 21 mmHg reported decrease in pain and soreness related to varicose veins.