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    I have severe problems with varicose and spider veins. Tried about anything (medical and alternative treatments), but no result. Any thoughts as to diet?

    I am not overweight, exercise regulary (biking, dancing). Recently I started to follow the programme as a change, but that made the condition worse within 3 weeks. Real bummer!

    Matt Stone

    Where are your varicose veins? Do have problems with constipation?


    I’m interested in this topic. I’ve had very visible veins starting to develop since teenage years. Spider veins/varicose. All on my legs near knees and more recently ankles. I think pregnancies made it a bit worse.
    I too have always been slim and reasonably active. Did used to have constipation (BM every other day for years) but since doing GAPS BM much more frequent but I still got more spider veins in the last few months having a new baby. I wonder if crossing my legs to breastfeed has something to do with it?
    Can they disappear? Or is it just a case of not getting any more. What can I do?


    I was just getting on here to ask about the spider veins, I haven’t had any kids and am starting to get them pop up more. I’m assuming it is a lack of something in the diet, but I don’t know what. Maybe it is from the weight gain of eating for heat. My mother has really started getting varicose veins and sometimes I feel like the veins in my legs hurt so I wonder if I’m going that direction too.


    I have had spider veins since I hit puberty (age 10), though luckily no varicose veins. When I was restricting my intake too much they were much much less noticeable, but I have no idea why.

    At least I *think* they’re what you call spider veins. I googled spider veins and mine look less blotch-y/all-over-the-place and more like simple branches.

    Sorry I can’t help with any suggestions, I’d love to know what causes them too.

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