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We collected 10 easy tips to avoid getting varicose and spider veins. Those are easy to adjust in your everyday life – so with some changes, you will prevent having this unpleasant problem.

  • Avoid sitting or standing in the same position for more that one hour at a time. Make it a point of changing your position regularly.
  • Exercise regularly (walking, biking, swimming…) any kind of exercise that gets your legs moving will greatly improve the blood circulation in the legs. A doctor may even recommend some sort of activity that is just right for you.
  • Take a load off. Put your feet up and rest them. Keep off your feet as much as possible. You should take at least three 10 minute breaks with your feet elevated above the level of the heart.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing, especially around the calves.
  • Avoid wearing high heels. Low heeled shoes will work your calf muscles more.
  • Wear support tights or stockings whenever possible.
  • Avoid scratching the itchy area.
  • Control your weight. Removing some of the extra weight you have been carrying will take away the extra unnecessary pressure off your legs and veins.
  • Avoid crossing your legs when sitting.
  • Constipation also contributes to varicose veins. Try to eat high-fibre foods like cereals and whole grains and get enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, reduce your salt intake. Also, reduce your salt intake.

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