Varicose veins are one of the unfortunate parts of life. Not everyone experiences them, but it’s safe to guess most people will get at least a few in their lifetime, especially as they get older. Once you’ve had one, it’s likely you’ll experience more. Stay ahead of varicose veins by following the protocols mentioned below and show Father Time you refuse to succumb to the unpleasantries of old age.
Why do we get varicose veins?
As we age, the valves of our veins become weak and often defective. This allows blood to leak backwards, resulting in small blockage of blood. The fluid gathers and the blood flow constricts. When blood is unable to flow freely, it causes visual veins, most commonly in the legs. Not only are they unsightly, but varicose veins can be painful, causing fatigue, cramping, and swelling. The longer varicose veins go untreated, the more painful they can become.
What are the treatments?
Don’t neglect your varicose veins. If you do, you might be facing surgery. While not typically super invasive nowadays, avoiding surgery is always best. Here are some tips on how to keep your veins from getting worse and help reverse some of the symptoms of varicose veins.
For mild to moderate cases of varicose veins, the best treatments are:
- Resting legs throughout the day
- Elevating legs as often as possible, at least once daily
- Taking warm baths
- Reducing weight
Wearing stockings for varicose veins
Along with treating your varicose veins, you should also avoid the following:
- Standing or sitting for extended periods of time without movement
- Wearing high heels
- Sitting with your legs crossed
What are the benefits of wearing stockings for varicose veins?
The main reason for using stockings to help varicose veins is to help improve blood flow. Since a small blockage is the cause of varicose veins, aiding blood to flow properly will reduce and possibly even eliminate varicose veins.
As an added benefit, you can reduce the risk of developing skin ulcers (open sores and wounds that develop on the skin) and deep vein thrombosis (a larger and deeper blood clot). Don’t hesitate. If you start to develop varicose veins, begin treatment right away.
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