How To Prevent Spider And Varicose Veins

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Spider and varicose veins are those unsightly veins that can appear in your legs and sometimes even on your face. They can appear for a number of reasons, such as obesity, lack of exercise, hereditary, hormonal changes and even sun damage. There are things you can do in some cases to help prevent these veins from appearing.

Weight Loss And Exercise

The added weight on your legs can be causing too much pressure on your legs. Talk to your doctor about a healthy weight loss program to help you lose weight. Exercise is also a great way to help prevent these unsightly veins, as exercise promotes healthy blood flow, and also helps strengthen your veins and your legs. You can also talk to your doctor about what type of exercise program is best for you.

Move Around

Sitting or standing for long periods of time can cause these veins as well. If you have a job that has you sitting for long periods of time, try to get up and move around as much as possible. Take a few minutes each day to stretch your legs and be sure not to cross your legs while sitting, as this can also cause increase your risk of varicose veins. If you are standing for long periods of time, also try to stretch your legs a bit and move around. You can also invest in a good pair of compression stockings, which will help support your legs. Be sure to avoid heels if you are standing for long periods; wear supportive shoes instead.

Elevate Your Legs

When resting, elevate your legs to help circulate blood flow to your legs. Place your feet up on a pillow when resting on your couch in the evenings or when laying in bed at night.

Wear Sunscreen

Those harmful rays from the sun cause more than just sunburns, they can also cause spider veins on your face. Look for a full spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun, not only for your face, but for your entire body. Sunscreen should be worn anytime you are outside for extended periods of time, not just in the summer months, but all year round.

Eat A Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy diet rich in high fiber fruits and vegetables helps to reduce your chances of getting varicose veins. The high fiber helps prevent constipation, which can cause varicose veins. Also eat foods low in sodium and skip on adding table salt to your meals, as the salt can cause swelling and bloating.

Your spider and varicose veins can be treated by a specialist using laser therapy, but to keep new ones from appearing, follow the tips above. Talk to a physician at facilities like Elite Vein Centers about other things you can do to help prevent new veins.


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