Do you have a problem with varicose veins? Oh dear! That could be very uncomfortable and even painful at times. While doctors usually advocate surgery for a cure, here are a few simple ways by which you can make life easier for yourself.
Exercise regularly. It helps strengthen your legs and your veins.
Reduce your weight. It will help you more than you can imagine. Being overweight hurts you in every way possible.
Wear support stockings. Elastic ones are the best.
Don`t wear tight underclothes. It prevents normal circulation of blood.
Constipation could lead to varicose veins over the years. So maintain a high fibre diet and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The necessity of a well balanced diet can never be overstressed. Reduce your salt intake. This helps prevent swelling in your legs.
Don`t sit still for long hours. Make it a point to get up and take a short walk once every half hour or so. This is all the more important if you have a job where you sit at a desk all day long.
If you are flying long distance, make frequent visits to the toilet. Wriggle and rotate your foot often to prevent blood from clotting. If you are on a train, take frequent walks on the aisle. If you are travelling by car, you should stop the car and stretch your legs every hour or so. Take a ten-minute walk before you get back into the car.
Do some stretching exercises everyday. Some of these exercises can even be done in your work place.
Avoid standing for a long time. If it can`t be avoided, try shifting your weight from one leg to another.
Do not cross your legs while sitting.
Varicose veins, like many other ailments can be avoided with a healthy lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle and bad eating habits are the reason for many diseases, which can be avoided.