Are Varicose Veins Preventable?

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varicose veins itemIn our ongoing profiling of the various concerns about varicose veins, a lot of questions are geared on how to prevent the appearance of varicose veins.

Blue blood vessels (varicose veins) can be due to weak or damaged valves in the blood vessels. The heart pumps blood vessels filled with oxygen and nutrients to the whole body through the arteries.

phlebitisVeins then carry the blood from the body to the heart. As your leg muscles squeeze, they push blood back to the heart from your lower body against the flow of gravity.

Veins have valves that act as one-way flaps to prevent blood from flowing backwards as it moves up your legs.

If the valves become weak, blood can leak back into the veins and collect there. (This problem is called venous insufficiency.) When backed-up blood makes the blood vessels bigger, they can become abnormal.

Spider veins can be due to the backup of blood. They can also be due to hormone changes, exposure to the sun, and injuries.

Here’s another question that arises the most, “are varicose veins preventable?”

Let’s us answer that query right away, read on and learn.

How to Prevent Varicose Veins

preventionNot all abnormal and blue blood vessels can be avoided.

But, there are some steps you can take to reduce your possibilities of getting NEW abnormal and blue blood vessels.

These same things can help ease discomfort from the ones you already have:

  •  Wear sun block to protect your skin from the sun and to limit varicose veins on the face.
  • Exercise regularly to improve your leg durability, circulation, and vein durability. Focus on exercises that work your feet, such as walking or running.
  • Control your bodyweight to prevent placing too much pressure on your feet.
  • Don’t cross your feet for lengthy times when sitting. It’s possible to injure your feet that way, and even a minor injury can increase the risk of blue blood vessels.
  • Elevate your feet when resting as much as possible.
  • varicose veins logoDon’t stand or sit for a lengthy period. If you must stand for a lengthy period, shift your bodyweight from one leg to the other every few moments.
  • If you must sit for a lengthy period, stand up and shift around or take a short walk every Half an hour.
  • Wear elastic support tights and prevent tight clothing that constricts your waistline, genitals, or feet.
  • Avoid wearing high heeled footwear for a long time. Lower-heeled shoes can help tone your Achilles tendon to help blood shift through your blood vessels.varicose veins
  • Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fiber meals. Consuming fibers reduces the possibilities of constipation, which can contribute to varicose veins. High-fiber meals include vegetables and fruit and whole grains, like wheat bran. Consuming less sodium can help with the swelling that comes with varicose veins.

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