How to Avoid Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

varicose-veins-during-pregnancy Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Varicose veins are dark blue colored blood vessels that appear on the legs. This is a common problem during pregnancy. This disease cause bulging of veins that remain as rope like on the legs and foot. It may also cause swelling on the legs accompanied with heaviness, aching and constant pains.

Causes of Varicose Vein

The increased blood pressure cause dilation of the veins and thus the valves present in the veins remains opened. This makes the up flow of blood to the heart difficult. Instead of flowing from one valve to the next a part of the blood remains in the same place. This causes the bulging and twisting of the veins. Any situation that imposes more pressure on the pelvic veins and on the vena cava results in varicose vein. The growing infant and the uterus exert more pressure on the veins and thus varicose veins become a major problem in pregnancy.

Remedies for Varicose Vein


Try to do regular exercise and this will help you to increase the blood flow. A short walk will also work by improving the cardiovascular functioning of the body.


Take a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables as it provides more fibers to the body. A fiber rich diet is found to be beneficial for treating varicose vein and this will also provide good bowel movement. Cereals, whole grains, flaxseed, beans are rich in fibers. Similarly foods rich in flavanoid also help to treat the varicose veins. Onion, berries, grapes, herbal greens, parsley etc are rich in flavanoid and they have good anti-oxidant property. These anti-oxidant properties give us strength to fight against the varicose vein.

Patients having varicose vein show a tendency to deposit fibrin in the tissues close to the varicose vein and thus makes lumps near the varicose veins. In order to break down the fibrin you have to take garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, onion, pineapple etc.

Try to avoid the foods that contain sugars, excessive salt and refined grains and also avoid the junk food as such things will make the veins weak.


Massage of the affected part with some rosemary oil will help you to get relief from the varicose vein.

Mix six drops of cypress oil, essential oil like lemon, bergamot with quarter cup of witch hazel and spread it over the legs.

Mix 12 drops each of cypress oil, essential oil with quarter cup of carrier oil like almond oil, olive oil etc and massage it over legs with an upward stroking movement. This will help you to get rid of the varicose vein.