Standing for long periods is hard on leg veins. It tends to cause poor circulation and can produce swelling and aching in the legs unless you are doing some activities or movements while your are standing. It is necessary to take some precautions when you are on your feet a lot because when you are standing for a long time, the reduced blood flow sets up the perfect conditions for varicose veins and spider veins. The deep veins inside your lower legs are encased by your calf muscles and connective tissues. These deeper veins need to be strong and contracting efficiently to pump the blood back up to the heart. If your calf muscles are weak, your circulation will be weak. That is the reason it is so important to practice a few simple forms of exercise on a regular basis to strengthen your calf muscles and increase blood flow. Continue reading “Increase leg circulation and say goodbye to varicose veins”
Varicose veins is a condition that can be painful mentally as well as physically. Those enlarged, dark blue or purple twisted veins on the legs can become large, bulging veins if not cared for.
Did you know that varicose veins appear between the ages of 30 and 70 and affect 1 out of every 2 people age 50 and older? They usually get progressively worse if nothing is done to relieve them. Spider veins are blue or grey thread-like streaks that appear closer to the surface of the skin than varicose but have the same causes. They can have a web-like appearance or look like the branches of a tree. Both varicose and spider veins can cause burning, pain, tiredness and discomfort.
If you’re fearful of what the consequences may be for your health, take heart – Calendula’s powerful healing therapy continues to be a primary choice for many varicose vein sufferers who prefer natural alternatives over invasive surgical procedures. Continue reading “Calendula’s Amazing Healing Power Helps Shrink Varicose Veins”
Hi, my name is Francine. Welcome to Venus Natural Beauty, a blog with tips about natural beauty, health and fitness and living a greener life. My husband and I have been co-owners of Venus Naturals, an online natural beauty site, for 20 years. In our world of mass production it’s nice to take the time to make (or simply appreciate) creams, lotions and herbal blends made in small batches with original, all natural formulas. As a mother and someone concerned about the harmful effects (allergies, premature aging and cancer) of cosmetic ingredients used by large manufacturers, I feel much better knowing our goal is to make it easier for women to free themselves from chemically-based, potentially damaging personal care and household products.
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