One of the most commonly asked questions by patients is how they can prevent varicose veins from developing or worsening. We have compiled an extensive list of methods that should aid in avoiding the formation of varicose veins or slow their development.
1. Regular Exercise
Physical activity is amazing for your overall health and particularly excellent if you are aiming to avoid the development of varicose veins. Activity in the form of walking, cycling, running, lifting weights, and yoga (among many other types of exercise) promote vein health. While exercise is optimal to prevent varicose veins from developing if you already suffer from venous disease physical activity can also help to minimize the symptoms of varicose veins while slowing their development.
2. Staying Hydrated
When aiming to prevent the development of varicose veins it is important to stay hydrated. Drinking water helps to keep your blood circulating regularly and it can help to strengthen your leg muscles. All in all, staying hydrated can also help to alleviate any symptoms you may be experiencing.
3. Losing Weight (if obese or overweight)
Obesity is one of the largest risk factors for varicose veins. Including a myriad of other health benefits, losing weight will help to alleviate some of the pressure that is placed on your legs. This can aid to decrease varicose vein symptoms as well as helping to slow their development or prevent them from forming in the first place.
4. Wear Compression Stockings Regularly
Compression stockings are an excellent investment when aiming to slow the development of varicose veins. Compression stockings work by helping push the blood in your legs back up when the one-way valves in your veins malfunction. This ensures proper blood flow remains constant when suffering from venous disease.
5. Avoid Long Periods of Inactivity
Long periods of inactivity (either standing or sitting) can be harmful to your vein health as these periods affect your blood circulation. It is imperative to take breaks when sitting for a long time to stretch your legs and allow proper blood flow to occur. Whether at work or on an airplane it is important to allow movement throughout the day.
6. Maintaining a Healthy Diet
Maintaining a healthy diet is important for your overall health, and it has many benefits in relation to your venous health as well. Certain foods help to boost your blood circulation which in turn benefits your varicose veins. Additionally, eating a nutritious diet can help to alleviate some of the symptoms that come with varicose veins. While all of the methods outlined above can help to prevent varicose veins from forming or slow their development, once varicose veins have formed the only way to remove them is through treatment.
At Canada Vein Clinics we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer numerous state-of-the-art treatments for this condition and help to find the best treatment for you. Book a consultation to find out more information! Give us a call today at 1-888-876-8346, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.