Take Control of Varicose Veins
While standing in front of the mirror the other day, my wife started to cry when she noticed the varicose veins forming on the back of her legs. I consoled her and promised that I still loved her, and when she was finally convinced that I was not going to leave her for a younger woman, she began to research ways to help avoid the increased severity of her varicose veins.
Varicose veins can be hereditary, and there are no sure fire ways to avoid them all together, but here are some tips to decrease your chances of suffering from the after effects of weakened blood vessels. After reading these tips I suggest you go to Davis
Vein institute in Utah for more information.
First, exercise regularly. Walking or jogging improves circulation in the legs reduces high blood pressure and strengthens the entire circulatory system.
Second, avoid prolonged standing. Extended periods of standing increases venous pressure and weakens the blood vessel walls.
Third, maintain a healthy weight. Increased weight puts excess pressure on your legs.
Fourth, quit smoking. Do you really need more reasons to do this?
Fifth, put your feet up for a while. Taking time off your feet relaxes the legs and improves circulation. Rest by putting your feet up and when you sleep with your feet elevated.
Sixth, redesign your wardrobe. Avoid tight-fitting clothes on your legs and around your waist, which could restrict blood flow.
Seventh, sit properly. Sit up straight and don’t cross your legs. Good posture improves circulation, while crossed legs restrict blood flow to and from the legs.
Eighth, avoid high-estrogen birth control pills. Long-term uses of high-estrogen birth control pills have been shown to increase the risk of varicose veins by altering circulatory valve functioning. Ask your health care provider about other options.
Ninth, Wear compression hose. These can be purchased at medical supply stores or pharmacies and come in a variety of different compressions.
Tenth, consider medical options. Though the steps mentioned above can help prevent the appearance of varicose veins, stop new ones from forming, and reduce the size and painfulness of existing ones, medical treatment may be advisable if you are in severe pain or if these less severe methods don’t work. There is a vein institute in Utah that can treat varicose veins with a less invasive procedure and with far less recovery time. Call Davis Vein for a consultation.