Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Varicose Veins: Does It Work?

Even as technology improves at a rapid gait, we sometimes find that the best solutions to our medical issues lie in natural, low tech remedies. Coconut oil, for example, has been found to have hundreds of uses, including treatments for rashes, nutritional benefits, and for beauty regimens. Oatmeal has long been the go-to home remedy for itchy skin, and apple cider vinegar is proving to be valuable in many applications, both internally and externally. More recently, studies have shown that apple cider vinegar treatment may be a wonderful home remedy for varicose veins, so we decided to do some research and discover the validity of these claims.

Varicose Veins Natural Treatment

Patients are told to massage pure apple cider vinegar (do not dilute with water or any other liquid) on top of the varicose veins twice a day. Rubbing the vinegar gently against the affected veins allows the liquid to seep into the skin and break up the areas where the blood has pooled. In addition, it is recommended that you mix two teaspoons of vinegar into a glass of water and drink that daily to speed up the results.

Does It Work?

Unfortunately, our research has shown that apple cider vinegar treatment, although it may have many other health benefits, is not a cure for varicose veins. While proponents of the vinegar loudly praise its curative powers, the truth of the matter is that medical intervention will be needed to rid you of this gnarly condition.

Latest Varicose Vein Treatments That Are Successful

Preventative varicose vein natural treatments involve a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine, the cessation of smoking, and drinking alcoholic beverages only in moderation, but if you are genetically prone to varicose veins, even this may not prevent new varicose veins from appearing. The latest varicose vein treatments to be most successful include endovenous laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation, laser surgeries, and sclerotherapy. Varicose veins can be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition, so we strongly urge you to seek medical examinations and diagnoses before making any decision on treatments.

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This is the only body you get in life, so it is imperative that you take your health seriously. If you suspect you may have varicose veins, give us a call and schedule a consultation with us today!

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