Prolonged sitting or straining during bowel movements can weaken leg veins and cause hemorrhoids and varicose veins. If you suffer from vein problems due to the effects of constipation, making these small changes in your diet can make a huge difference in preventing and eliminating this problem.
Consuming at least 30 grams of fiber a day from whole foods will put you on the right path to feeling and looking great by reducing constipation and increasing energy levels. Consuming plenty of steamed vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, carrots, turnips and cauliflower as well as whole grains, especially buckwheat and millet, oats, barley, beans, peas, lentils, baked potato with the skin on, brown rice and whole wheat will give you plenty of fibre. Raisins, figs and dates are excellent for good regulation.
Cut down on red meat to prevent worsening vein symptoms and slowing down your digestion. Reduce the strain and pressure that contributes to tired, aching legs and swollen leg veins by changing to a high-fibre diet. Your leg vein circulation will improve and your leg energy will increase to its former vitality and strength.
Varicose vein creams and lotions are becoming more popular for treating varicose and spider veins.They contain herbs and essential oils noted for their healing, circulation-enhancing, vaso-constricting and pain reducing properties.