Tips For Preventing Future Spider/Varicose Veins
Spider and varicose veins aren’t random occurrences. It turns out that simple lifestyle changes can prevent them from forming in the future.
Get Regular Exercise
Exercising regularly is one of the best ways to prevent the formation of both spider and varicose veins.
Remember, these vascular problems mainly occur when the circulatory system becomes unhealthy. Your blood vessels need regular, manageable stress – such as exercise – to encourage them to maintain their youthfulness. So when they don’t get it, they stop putting as much energy into repairing themselves.
Exercise may also have effects at the tissue-level. So, for instance, improving your circulation could improve both vein and valve strength, decreasing the likelihood that varicose veins will form.
Elevate Your Legs While Sitting
Varicose veins seem to form in areas of the body most affected by the influence of gravity, such as the lower legs. Blood pools in these locations, putting pressure on vein walls, causing them to expand and become visible through the skin.
Elevating your legs and avoiding sitting cross-legged when resting reduces pressure in your blood vessels. And this, in turn, helps to prevent varicose veins from returning in the future.
Avoid Standing For Long Periods
A similar concept applies when standing. Ideally, you want to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day. Standing still in the same position for a long time encourages blood to pool, again making the formation of new varicose veins more likely.