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The onset of varicose veins can be painful and incredibly embarrassing, as they present themselves as blue, sometimes knobby veins on the surface of the legs and feet. There are many treatment options available, but the best option is to utilize a variety of techniques that can help prevent their onset. Anyone who has a history of varicose veins in their family or who has undergone removal of them in the past should use these methods to help prevent them from coming back.
Support stockings can help prevent the formation of painful veins by increasing circulation and encouraging blood flow through the legs and feet. Individuals who work in a sedentary position will find that this option will provide them with relief from pain if they already have varicose veins, and is an effective way to prevent others from occurring in the future. Support stockings are affordable and can be concealed under pants or dresses.
Maintain A Proper Weight
The greatest cause of varicose veins is carrying an excessive amount of weight. Obesity limits the flow of blood in the body and can cause the valves in the veins to malfunction and lead to the pooling of blood that creates the bluish appearance common with the condition. A healthy diet can help a person control their weight and can also contribute to increasing circulation, which will prevent them from forming.
Avoid Uncomfortable Shoes
High heels and shoes that are too small should be avoided entirely. They cause a lack of blood flow in the feet, which can cause the blood to back up in other vessels and lead to the formation of varicose veins. Continuing to wear shoes of this nature can cause the veins to become even more painful and result in further complications in the future. Comfortable shoes that fit properly and provide adequate support will help increase foot and vein health in the legs and feet.
Exercise gets the heart pumping and increases circulation in the extremities of the body. Activities such as walking and swimming are perfect for obtaining improved circulation and can be done by people of all fitness levels. It can also help decrease body weight, which is another contributing factor to the formation of painful veins.
One of the most overlooked areas is overall Vein Health. This often leads to health complications and the formation of uncomfortable varicose veins. Talk to a doctor about removing any existing trouble areas and take steps to prevent them from coming back for good. A few small steps can lead to dramatic changes in a person's overall health.
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