Say No To Varicose Veins In this Summer!

  • Posted on: 5 April 2016
  • By: Mick

I have had bad varicose veins since I was 18 and I really hate the large, swollen blood vessels found predominantly in the legs. You guys are very lucky without varicose veins! I have had mine removed three times, and yes new ones pop up...and out! If you like me, one of the unlucky 55 percent of women in the United States who suffer from varicose veins, then simply following these ideas to prevent varicose veins, it will also make you feel healthier in general.

Veins play a vital role in your overall health. Veins transport blood from the rest of the body to the heart, veins tend to have a harder job as they work against the flow of gravity. Veins have valves that prevent the back flow of blood that rely on muscle contractions. When veins become varicose, the valves no longer meet properly. They may allow blood to flow backward and pool in your veins, which causes your veins to get bigger.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Preventing varicose veins isn't a perfect science, but these tips can definitely help:

You first need to avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time. If you must stand for a long time, changing the position to maintain good blood circulation in your legs every 30 minutes or so.

You may have heard about certain foods that can help you prevent varicose veins. A high salt or low potassium diet that constants water retention increase a person's chances for suffering from varicose veins. Therefore, avoid anything with a high salt content causes water retention. Adding best foods for varicose veins to your diet, include fiber, apple, cherries, blueberries, tangerines, etc. Finally, you should try eating more herb helps you avoid salt.

Exercise
Exercise is key in preventing varicose veins. Exercise regularly to improve your leg strength, circulation, and vein strength. It will help you keep body shape as well. We don't recommend high-impact exercises, such as squash, football, boxing, karate, they apply intense pressure on your venous system. Low- to medium-impact exercises, which help to get the blood pumping throughout your bod. When you go, make sure you do a full motion from heel to toe.

Wear compression stockings
The first and best solution on how to get rid of varicose veins recommended by lots of doctors is wearing compression stockings. This is not new solution and will not remove prominent veins, but they may prevent them from getting worse. They are specially designed for helping improve your circulation by squeezing your legs. However, they are not particularly cheap, usually costing around $100 per pair.

Loose clothing and Low-heeled shoes
Wearing high heels for long periods of time can increase the pressure on your legs so that make it more difficult for blood to pass through your veins. Make sure you wear clothes that fit well and don't bind.

I should add that varicose veins might be inherited. If you suffer from varicose veins and experience other treatments, please leave your message and I will get back to you.