Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tips to prevent Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are veins that have become swollen and tortuous. The term commonly refers to the veins on the leg, They can make standing and other activities painful.

Although not all cases are preventable, the womenshealth.gov Web site suggests few tips to help prevent varicose veins:
  •  Apply sunscreen to your skin daily.
  •  Do exercise regularly to aid in making your legs stronger and improve circulation. Concentrate on activities that benefit the legs.
  •  Sustain a healthy body weight.
  •  Don't cross your legs, and elevate your legs when you can.
  •  Move about frequently, avoiding long periods of sitting or standing.
  •  Don't dress in clothes that are too tight. Also avoid high-heeled shoes.
  •  Put on elastic support stockings.
  •  Eat more fiber to help prevent constipation, which can trigger varicose veins. Also, decrease salt intake in your diet.
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