Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment Center near Valhalla, NY
(Offers tips and advice for the prevention and symptom management of spider and varicose veins)
Would you like to know more about how to prevent spider and varicose veins?
Spider and varicose veins are a common problem in the U.S.; in fact, studies suggest that more than half of the adult population has some occurrence of spider and/or varicose veins. While many of the factors that cause spider veins and varicose veins to develop are hereditary (including a genetic predisposition toward weak vein valves), there are many measures you can take to prevent the development of spider and varicose veins and limit the discomfort associated with those you already have. For more information, you may also contact the Premiere Vein Centers.
Methods of preventing spider and varicose veins include:
- Wearing elastic support stockings on the legs and avoiding other forms of tight clothing that may restrict blood flow in the waist, legs, or groin
- Eating a healthy diet rich in fiber and maintaining a healthy body weight to avoid putting excess pressure on the legs
- Avoiding crossing your legs as you sit, especially for long periods of time
- Always wearing sunscreen to limit exposure to the sun and decrease the development of spider veins on the face
- Exercising regularly by running or walking to improve circulation and strengthen your legs and veins
- Avoiding sitting and/or standing for long periods of time. Make an effort to shift your weight from leg to leg as you stand and do some sort of movement around the room every 30 minutes
- Sitting with your legs elevated whenever possible
- Wearing lower-heeled shoes to help tone and strengthen your calf muscles and improve blood circulation throughout your legs
Even if you already have spider and varicose veins or are genetically predisposed to developing them, practicing the above tips will help you to prevent and manage the symptoms of vein disease. To learn more about preventive measures you can take, contact the Premiere Vein Center of Valhalla, NY.