How To Deal With Varicose Veins The Right Way

Varicose veins can appear for a number of reasons. Some of those are long sessions of sitting or standing, bad diet and obesity, age, family history also plays a big role, etc. Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to prevent them from appearing, but there are ways to make life with varicose veins easier. The experts at gave me some valuable information on what you can change in your life to prevent spider veins from getting worse.

How To Deal With Varicose Veins The Right Way:

Get up and walk:

One of the most common factors that can cause this condition is long periods of passive sitting or standing. A big amount of pressure caused by body weight is constantly applied to one small area of the body, legs usually, and this pressure is causing the blood flow to slow down and dwell in veins longer than necessary.

The blood keeps flowing but the passage is narrowed down and that causes the vein to enlarge in order to enable faster distribution of blood through those parts of the body which are constantly under body weight pressure.

The best way to combat that is to try and remove that pressure by moving your body and allowing the blood to flow equally throughout your body. If you work at an office, long periods of sitting are a pretty common occurrence and you need to find a way to regularly get up and walk around.

You should avoid elevators or moving staircase, and push yourself to simply walk and be more active. If you just have to sit down and do your work, you can at least exercise while sitting, you can do some stretches or hold your leg in a 180-degree angle and then bend it to 90.

If you can, you should allow the blood to flow unhindered as much as you can, you can do this by raising your feet above your heart two or three times a day for 5 to 10 minutes.

Add compression clothing:

Compression socks are a pretty useful piece of clothing you can wear every day to improve circulation and reduce swelling and blood pooling. You shouldn’t start wearing these on your own. First, you need to check with your doctor and determine how strong compression might help you. There are different levels of compression and choosing the wrong one could cause problems.

A healthier lifestyle:

It is good to sit down and think about the type of food you eat every day and how it reflects on your body and health. The same rules apply to varicose veins. Higher blood pressure is one of the factors that is not working for you.

A healthier diet is definitely something you need to consider seriously. You need carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and you should avoid very salty meals, and also foods with high amounts of potassium and fibre. Water is great for your body, you should stay hydrated at all times as it stimulates better circulation.

Physical activity:

Probably the best way to prevent varicose veins. A simple walking would do just fine, you should dedicate a certain time of the day and take a half an hour walk at least.

Yoga is also a great option.

There’s a range of exercises that allow you to raise your feet above the level of your heart. Since legs are usually the most common victim to fall to varicose veins, it is important to strengthen your muscles in calves which then can help veins and the blood flow in that part of the body.

Ariana Smith

Ariana Smith is a freelancer content writer by profession and blogger by passion. She is co-founder of Content Rally.

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