Varicose veins are a common ailment with many people. As well, there are various factors that can intensify the problems such as pregnancy, estrogen medications, being overweight and feet injuries.
On the other hand, there are ways to relieve or prevent the varicose veins and other vascular issues from getting worse. Here are a few tips for good vein health that may help:
Delay the Onset of Varicose Veins
Fortunately, there are several ways you can delay the onset of varicose veins. In fact, quite a few tips may help immensely.
- Avoid sitting with your legs crossed.
- Try taking a cold or lukewarm bath or shower to shrink the veins.
- Uphold a healthy body weight. Excess weight puts needless pressure on your veins.
- Keep a healthy diet and avoid constipation type foods. Constipation adds pressure on the legs.
- Avoid all physical activity that puts heavy pressure on your veins like heavy lifting or working out with weights.
- Minimize lengthy stays in the sauna or hot tubs plus long stays in the sun. This is because heat expands the capillaries.
- Always wear comfortable and supportive shoes. Additionally, stay away from wearing shoes that have heels. In truth, high heels may worsen any existing varicose veins.
- Avoid sitting or standing for extended periods of time without moving around. If standing for a long period of time cannot be avoided, move your legs often to get the circulation going.
- Get plenty of low impact exercise such as swimming or walking. The exercises help strengthen blood vessel walls. Moderate exercise also helps prevent the enlargement of protuberant veins.
- Use elastic stockings or bandages. The socks help support your legs and sometimes prevent the condition from worsening. Sometimes you can get special stockings at a clinic such as Atlanta Vascular and Vein.
- When you lie or sit down, prop your legs slightly up to get the blood circulating from the legs to the heart. Resting your feet on a stool when sitting may also help. As well, propping your feet up with a pillow when you go to bed is said to be supportive.
- Ask a specialist such as Dr. Amish Tilara, MD about recommendations for nutritional supplements. Some vitamins and minerals may help strengthen the walls of your blood vessels and help maintain elasticity. As well, there may be a few nutritional supplements that can delay or prevent the formation of varicose veins.
Atlanta Vascular and Vein
Although venous conditions such as varicose veins cannot be reversed, there are several methods that can be applied so that you are more relaxed and have better vein health. At Atlanta Vascular and Vein, Dr. Amish Tilara, MD focuses on delivering empathetic and individualized care to all patients who suffer from pain, serious vascular complications and the incapacity to function in their daily lives. As well, Dr. Amish Tilara, MD gives emphasis on preservation, restoration and continual function as well as lower extremity vascular intervention.
Atlanta Vascular and Vein is located in Lawrenceville, GA and also serves the surrounding areas such as Buford, Dacula, Duluth, Grayson, Lilburn, Norcross, Snellville and Suwanee.
Note: This article is not intended to take the place of professional medical advice. If you are experiencing pain, having vascular problems or have questions or concerns, make an appointment with Dr. Amish Tilara, MD or your MD.
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