To improve skin and vein tone, apply cold water or ice packs to your lower legs once a day as this exercisies the vein muscle and may improve their strength. Walking will stimulate the circulation and help ease the congestion. In contrast; standing for long periods and sitting cross-legged generally worsen the condition and should be avoided. As shoes generally restrict free movement of the foot and compromise circulation, go bare-foot whenever possible. If you suffer with dropped arches wear appropriate supports in your footwear. Foods rich in Vitamin C (fruit and vegetables) and Vitamin E (wheatgerm and sunflower seeds) should be eaten, as should Buckwheat and blue and black fruits such as plums, blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries and blackcurrants. These foods all help to strengthen blood vessel walls and promote healing. Seek professional help if the veins become hot, tender, swollen or infected, if patches of eczema develop around the ankles, or if the leg becomes ulcerated.Your herbalist will be able to advise on which herbs to take.
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