My girlfriend has PCOS and although she has always had a little bit of spider veins on her thighs (since she was a teenager or so), she now started having new ones on her derriere. Could it be related to PCOS? Insulin resistance? Does any know how to get rid of them? As you can imagine, this is very hard for her already poor body image.
She is 28 yo and is 100% low-carb Paleo for 1.5 years. She is a bit heavier that she would like, but she is in the upper range of the healthy BMI (5'8", 160ish lbs). SHe carries most of her extra weight on her hips and thighs (pear shape).
Any input would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
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on June 19, 2012
at 06:43 AM
I heard dabbing vinegar helps. Not sure if it's true though. Butter with their K2 content may help. Overall, butter is good anyway.
on June 19, 2012
at 01:08 PM
sorry about typos, Im typing on my phone. I dont generally sound this retarded :-P
aging my ass!!! my sisters and i had them since around 12 and 13.
i noticed in gym class jumping and running sometimes hurt the veins sooooo much specially around my calves
. my mother grew up eating paleo plus bread and cheese from her farm for breakfast.. at my mother's time there were no junk foods in the island. but my mom did have stress, she had to care for sick mother and take responsibility of the house and younger children. she also had many, many spider veins at a young age.
My aunts on her side also have lots of them.
We most certainly did not eat SAD.
some spots were completely purple/black because of so any veins, specially my ankles.
after paleo i barely have any anymore, just the most stubborn ones. they are not noticeable unless you're realy looking for them.
I think it went away when my blood pressure got better.it's also better if i'm hydrated and sleep well. maybe you could rub her body every night with coconut oil, to improve blood circulation.
sorry about typos, typing on phone and i'm a bit sick today ^^