Is it possible to prevent varicose veins and spider veins?

prevent varicose veins

Surprisingly, we are really not sure why people get varicose and spider veins.

Some people start getting them in their early teens whilst others develop them later on in life.

Fortunately however there are some things that one can do to reduce the likelihood of getting them!

These same steps may also help relieve the discomfort from the ones you already have.

These include the following:

  • Weight control
  • Wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun, especially on your face.
  • Exercise regularly, focusing on exercises for your legs such as cycling, walking or running.
  • Leg elevation when resting
  • Try not to stand or sit for long periods of time. If your job entails sitting for long periods of timey, stand up and move around or take a short walk every half hour or so.
  • Wearing elastic compression stockings and socks.
  • Avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time
  • For general health and possibly vein health eat a low-salt high fibre diet. High fibre to reduce chances of chronic constipation and low salt which may help with leg swelling.

If you have spider or varicose veins and they are causing concern from a symptomatic or visual point of view or if you have these but are uncertain whether these are of any concern at all, please give us a call and organise an appointment.

We can discuss your particular venous issue, discuss options and create an individualised treatment plan if required. The venous disease that you have may well require reassurance only with no treatment required.

To make an appointment today to have your venous disease assessed by Dr Berman, please phone 9561 5155

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