13 Causes Of Spider Veins And 6 Homemade Methods To Get Rid Of It Fast

March 08, 2017

Spider veins are the collection of bulge veins that surface on the skin looking like a spider web or tree branches. They are smaller than a varicose vein and more of a cosmetic than a health problem, at times varicose and spider vein appears in the same spot.

Medically it is called Telangiectasias, they are reddish or bluish in color and appear mostly on the legs, thighs, ankles, hands, and face (chin, nose, and cheeks). Spider veins affect both sexes but are common among women especially those of childbearing age and people over 50 years.
           Symptoms of Spider Veins

         Restless legs

       Skin ulcers


     The Web-like appearance on the skin that is  bluish, reddish or purplish in color

       Itching around the veins
     Aching, cramping or throbbing

                                   Causes of Spider Veins


      Wearing a girdle or tight clothing


      Taking oral birth control pills


      Standing or sitting for long periods

      Exposure to the sun especially in light-skinned people




     Undergoing hormonal replacement therapy

      Having history of blood clot


When ignored it can result in complications such as


     Skin ulcers

      Deep vein thrombosis


                                           How To  Prevent Spider Veins

      Avoid sitting or standing in one position for long period of time.

      Avoid or limit the wearing of high heel shoes.

      Avoid crossing of legs when sitting.

      Maintain a normal and healthy weight.

      Always exercise your legs and body.

Home Remedies That Can Help Get Rid Of Spider Veins Fast

     Horse Chestnut - it helps to strengthen your veins and curtails pains because of its anti-swelling and anti-inflammatory properties.

   But this remedy is not suitable for those with liver or kidney problems and it is not advisable for nursing and pregnant women to ingest or swallow horse chestnut.

    This can be effective by applying horse chestnut on the affected area externally twice a day OR take horse chestnut supplements on doctor’s prescription.

      Ginger – This herb works wonderfully well as it helps to cut down fibrin (a blood protein that develops in areas where there are spider veins) from the body and enhances blood circulation in the body. 

    But this medication is not suitable for those undergoing blood pressure medications. All you need to do is to cut ginger into little chops into boiling water and drink after 10 minutes of preparation while still warm.

      Massage – Massaging the affected area regularly helps to enhance blood circulation, decrease pains, inflammation and eliminates spider veins. 

      This act is carried out effectively with the use of olive oil or coconut oil because they are rich in antioxidant and inflammatory properties. All you need to do is to warm this oil and use it to massage the affected area. 

      Elevation method – this method helps to curtail pains and enhance blood circulations. This is done by placing a pillow under your legs while you sleep with your back. If the spider veins are in your hands then you need to place your hands on few stacked pillows 4 – 5 times daily.

      Apple cider vinegar – this herb enhances blood circulation, flow and curtails swellings amazingly. This is done by soaking a cloth with this herb and placing it on the affected area for 20 minutes OR add 2 teaspoons of undiluted apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and honey and drink twice a day.

      Exercise – this is an amazing way to get rid of spider veins, as it enhances blood circulation and strengthen the body doing the following exercises

-         Running

-         Brisk walking

-         Jogging

-         Climbing stairs e t c.

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