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Prevention of Varicose veins

Prevention of Varicose veins:

Methods of prevention of Varicose veins mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Varicose veins.

  • Avoid sun exposure - to prevent facial spider veins
  • Regular exercise
  • Leg exercise - e.g. running, walking, etc.
  • Control weight
  • Avoid cross-legged sitting
  • Elevate legs when resting
  • Avoid excessive standing
  • Shift position regularly when standing
  • Stand up regularly if sitting for long periods
  • Elastic support stockings
  • Avoid tight clothing
  • Avoid constipation
  • Avoid excessive salt/sodium - salt can cause you to retain fluid.

Medical news about treatments for Varicose veins

These medical news articles may be relevant to Varicose veins treatment:

Clinical Trials for Varicose veins

Some of the clinical trials for Varicose veins include:

Treatments for Varicose veins

Treatments to consider for Varicose veins may include:

Prevention of Varicose veins:

There are several easy things you can do to help prevent varicose and spider veins and to relieve discomfort from the ones you have:

  • Protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen to limit spider veins on the face.
  • Exercise regularly to improve your leg strength, circulation, and vein strength. Focus on exercises that work your legs, such as walking or running.
  • Control your weight to avoid placing too much pressure on your legs.
  • Do not cross your legs when sitting. However, try to elevate your legs when resting.
  • Do not stand for long periods of time. If you have to stand for long periods of time, shift your weight from one leg to the other every few minutes. If you have to sit for long periods of time, stand up and move around or take a short walk approximately every 30 minutes.
  • Wear elastic support stockings, but avoid clothing that is too tight or that will constrict your waist, groin, or legs.
  • Make sure to include high-fiber foods in your diet since constipation can contribute to varicose veins. High fiber foods include fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains, like bran. Control your salt-intake. Salt, or sodium, can cause you to retain water or swell.
(Source: excerpt from VARICOSE VEINS AND SPIDER VEINS: NWHIC)

Prevention Claims: Varicose veins

Information on prevention of Varicose veins comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Varicose veins prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.

 

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