Here’s freedom at last! Freedom to wear a pair of pretty sandals and show off your painted nails without having to worry about those ungainly twisted and bulging veins. Freedom to wear a short dress and show off your toned legs without worrying about how to cover up those unsightly maze of veins cross-crossing across your lower legs. You finally have freedom from varicose veins and spider veins, with these ten easy-to-follow tips:
- Follow a regular exercise regimen. Apart from the sundry other well-documented benefits, exercising regularly also keeps spider veins and varicose veins at bay by keeping your blood pressure levels under control and fortifying your circulatory system.
- Avoid standing or sitting for long periods at a stretch. Even if your job demands that you stand or remain seated for long periods, ensure that you change your position as frequently as possible. The best ploy of course, is to take a walk around every 30 minutes. This ensures that too much pressure is not exerted on the veins and the walls of the blood vessels are not weakened.
- Maintain your ideal body weight. Being overweight increases the pressure you exert on your legs and thus increases the chances of you developing spider veins and varicose veins. So, there you go! You now have one more reason to keep an eye on the scale.
- Give up smoking. Smoking tends to increase blood pressure levels that in turn lead to varicose veins and spider veins.
- Rest your legs and put your feet up for some time every day. If your job demands that you have to stand up for lengthy periods, then rest your legs whenever you can and while you do so, put your feet up. Prop your legs up on a few pillows or raise the foot of your bed when you sleep so that your feet are a tad higher than the level of your head. This will ease the pressure from your legs and prevent blood from accumulating in the veins there.
- Avoid high-heeled shoes and tight-fitting clothes around your legs and waist. Wearing low-heeled shoes decreases the pressure on your legs while clothes that are loose around the waist and the legs do not hamper blood circulation in this region.
- Maintain good posture when sitting. This is especially important for all those who have to sit for extended stretches of time as part of their jobs. Sit straight with your back erect and do not cross your legs to ensure that blood circulation to and from the lower extremities of your body is not hampered. And of course, get up and take a stroll every half-an-hour.
- Wear a compression hose. If you see spider veins and varicose veins sprouting, then wear a compression or support hose. These are readily available at your local drug store and come in various compression levels. Your doctor will guide you with the right fit and the appropriate compression level.
- Avoid birth control pills with high levels of estrogen. High estrogen levels in the body have been conclusively linked to increased chances of women developing spider veins and varicose veins. Consult with your doctor regarding alternative options if you need to use birth control pills for long periods of time.
- Go for varicose veins cream. Apply a spider vein and varicose vein treatment cream daily on your legs. The special formula is infused with ingredients that improve circulation and strengthen the vascular system to keep spider veins and varicose veins at bay. Try Vericōz Varicose Vein Formula by Beauté de Paris.
The afore-mentioned guidelines will surely keep varicose veins and spider veins away so that you have the freedom to wear whatever you like and feel good about it.