Varicose Veins Precautions

Measures can be taken to prevent varicose veins from worsening, these include:

  • Regular exercise
  • Losing weight
  • Elevating the legs
  • Avoiding prolonged standing or sitting
  • Quit smoking
  • Stop alcohol consumption
  • Improve dietary regimens
  • Wear the right pair of shoes
  • Take rest intervals during long hours of standing or sitting

 Home Remedy

Here are the few tips to manage varicose veins without any side effects:

  1. Massage gently by applying the upward strokes to relieve blood pooling
  2. Use compression stockings to prevent the backflow and facilitate the smooth flow of blood
  3. Use apple cider vinegar as a part of your daily routine. Take a glass of water and add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. Stir it well and drink the mixture twice a day for one month to have positive outcomes.
  4. Cayenne pepper – miracle treatment! Add one teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder to a glass of hot water and mix it well. Drink this blend thrice a day for one or two months.


If you don’t respond to home remedy or if your complaint is more severe, your physician may recommend one of these varicose vein treatments:

  1. Medications
  2. Sclerotherapy in which solution is injected in the varicose veins that closes the veins
  3. Laser treatments/ surgeries
  4. Ambulatory phlebectomy, the procedure in which smaller varicose veins are removed via a series of tiny skin punctures
  5. Endoscopic vein surgery