Varicose Veins and how to prevent them
Varicose veins – they can hurt and,
well, let’s face it. They’re not exactly pretty, are they?
So how can we prevent varicose veins?
While certain factors including age, genetics and whether
or not you’re pregnant can play a huge role in whether or
not you’ll get varicose veins, there are certain lifestyle
changes that can help prevent varicose veins. Varicose veins
are twisted, enlarged veins, especially in the lower legs
caused by over-pressured veins.
The best cure is prevention. So start standing up straight!
Good posture can help prevent varicose veins.
Maintaining an ideal body weight will also help you to prevent
varicose veins. When we are overweight more pressure is placed
on our entire circulatory system, including the veins in the
Something very popular that can contribute to the development
of varicose veins is crossing your legs. Next time you sit
down remember not to cross your legs, and if your legs are
crossed right now un-cross them! You’ll be helping yourself
prevent varicose veins.
If you want to prevent varicose veins take it upon yourself
to take part in some light exercise each week. Activities
such as walking, cycling and swimming help to boost circulation
without adding unnecessary pressure to the veins.
Okay, so I know they’re fashionable, but high heels are really
bad for you! If you want to prevent varicose veins kick the
high heel habit now! Wearing high heels adds a lot of undue
stress to your lower legs, which can, in turn, contribute
to the cause of varicose veins.
In order to prevent varicose veins you should also avoid wearing
clothes that are tight on the crotch, waist and legs, stretch
your legs when sitting for long periods of time and wear mild
compression pantyhose if you are required to stand for long
periods of time.
About the author:
Kate and Phil Wiley run the popular health sites http://www.healthy-shopper.com Health in 1 http://www.health-in-1.com and Advice on Health http://www.advice-on-health.com
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