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Spider Veins appear when blood pools in the smaller veins that lead to the heart. The legs, ankles and feet are particularly vulnerable as the muscles must work against gravity to pump blood back to the heart. When these pumping valves cease to function properly, the veins swell.
According to Andrew L. Rubman, ND, a neuropathic doctor in Southbury, Connecticut, there are things we can do to improve their appearance. He says they are usually part of an overall inflammatory condition, which we can address in a holistic approach.
- Dr. Rubman recommends:
- a high-potency antioxidant complex, including vitamins A, C and E, and zinc, as well as citrus bioflavonoid complex (500 mg, twice daily) with hesperidin, rutin and diosmin, which will enhance the benefits of the vitamin C. Bioflavonoids strengthen capillary and vein walls.
- regular leg-toning exercises to support the tissues around the veins.
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