Varicose veins


Varicose veins: Two primary kinds of blood vessels exist in the circulatory system. Arteries are one kind; they deliver blood away from the heart to the rest of the body


  • Heavy, tight, swollen, or fatigued legs
  • Swollen, raised veins that may be tender and painful
  • Ulceration over the varicose veins

Root Causes

  • A hormone imbalance
  • Nutritional deficiencies deficiencies
  • Inactivity
  • Liver disease
  • Obesity
  • A diet that's low in fiber and high in fatty and refined food


The low-fiber Western diet leads to constipation. Straining during bowel movements puts intense pressure on the veins of the lower body; over time, it can cause veins to weaken and enlarge.

Food to avoid

Saturated fats, along with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, slow down your circulation and worsen the inflammation of the blood vessels.


A high-fiber Diet is your best weapon against varicose veins. Reduce your risk of constipation by eating plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and nuts and seeds.