How to get rid of Varicose Veins

Most varicose veins and spider veins appear on the legs due to the pressure of body weight, the force of gravity, and the task of bringing blood from the lower part of the body to the heart.

Compared to other veins in the body, the veins of the legs have the difficult job of bringing blood back to the heart. They have to withstand a higher pressure and this pressure can be stronger than the valves in the veins.

Spider veins in the legs can be unsightly. Nobody likes to have them, especially in areas with warm climates, when it comes the summer. Of course, you can use cosmetics that help to hide them, but would not it be better to get rid of varicose veins and forget about the problem?

To reduce varicose veins in the legs, you will need to increase circulation and reduce leg pressure. There are several ways to do this and it is not a difficult task. One of the best ways to help varicose veins in the legs is not to wear tight clothing. The only acceptable tight clothing are compression stockings.

Sitting or standing for long periods of time hinders circulation and gives pressure to the veins. Try to achieve a balance between sitting and standing and elevate the feet and legs whenever possible.

Do exercise. Consider adding more exercise to your lifestyle to help reduce varicose veins in the legs. In particular, any exercise that keeps the legs moving, such as walking, dancing, jogging, skating, swimming, low-impact aerobics, weight training, stretching, yoga, pilates, golf and skiing are good.

Make yourself massages Massage is another great way to increase circulation. It is always nice to get someone to give you a massage but it is just as beneficial if you do it. The massage should be done with an upward movement with the palms of the hands and gently squeezing with the fingers to move the blood from the veins and activate circulation to the heart.

Lose weight. Excess weight increases the risk of spider veins in the legs. Therefore, if you are over your weight you may have to lose weight a little. A healthy diet for good circulation is one that is low in fat, sugar, salt and refined carbohydrates, but rich in fruits, vegetables, fibre and grains.

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