Preventing Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose veins and spider veins aren’t pretty. In fact, they can be unhealthy–particularly varicose veins.

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Varicose veins and spider veins aren’t pretty. In fact, they can be unhealthy–particularly varicose veins.

But whether they’re a cosmetic issue or a medical issue, we generally have a stake in preventing them from happening in the first place.

The steps taken to preventing these veiny issues are, coincidentally, great steps for promoting our general health.

And while to some degree they’re unavoidable, especially for those parts of the population who are either genetically predisposed or going through natural physiological cycles that encourage them, it’s always important to do what we can to ward them off.

So, here are some basic tips for preventing varicose veins and spider veins.

Don’t Sit or Stand for Too Long in One Position

Change your position every thirty minutes at least. Stretch your legs — your body wants to do it, so you should listen to your body.

Exercise the Energy Out

Exercising goes a long way in preventing spider veins and varicose veins.

Elevate Your Legs

Remember, part of what causes these issues is blood pooling.

So help your veins fight against gravity and put your legs up on a table every once in a while.

Where Shoes That Encourage Circulation

It’s all about circulation, circulation, circulation. If you can do anything to keep circulation flowing, you’re doing your body a favor.

So keep that in mind and wear flats every once in a while.

Wear Some Compression Clothing

Compression clothing, once again, improves circulation by by restricting the vein walls and increase the velocity of the blood.

They’re not just great treatment–they’re a great preventative measure.

Watch Your Hormones

This one’s especially for the ladies, though it might be unavoidable. High estrogen or progesterone levels can predispose you for spider veins. So, keep that in mind.

Overall, these are just basic steps that can be taken to encourage circulatory health.

Want to know more about varicose vein and spider vein prevention? Call the Vein Center of Maryland to schedule an appointment.

We are conveniently located in Westminster, Eldersburg, Baltimore, Hunt Valley and Bel Air.

We also service Ellicott City and Columbia in Howard County.

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