A high fibre diet helps digestion and is also good for venous disorders. Chronic constipation has a negative effect on the flow of blood in the pelvic veins. Moreover, there are natural remedies which have been proved as helpful in studies. Among the herbal medicines (the so-called phytopharmacenticals) there are the seeds of horse chestnut, the butcher´s broom and the white clover. In most cases, however, the costs are not refunded.
If you suffer from blood flow disorders the tendency for swelling is greater than usual. Especially on long coach tours or flights there is a risk of thrombosis. To avoid it you should drink as much as possible, move and possibly wear compression stockings. When you are on holiday at the seaside it is advisable to cool your legs in the sea regularly. The sun itself does not cause any harm, but intensive heat does.
It is also good to raise your legs for about 20 minutes, preferably at midday. Kneipp showers also have a positive effect. They stimulate the vessels to contract and thus reduce venous capacity. To give the legs an additional cold shower in the evening is great.