How to Reduce the Risk of Developing Varicose Veins

Many people who get vein removal treatments ask the doctor about whether there is anything that they could have done to prevent the development of the veins. Although there is no guaranteed way to stop the growth of varicose veins, there are plenty of things that you can do to lower your odds. Below, we will cover the best varicose vein prevention tips available today.


Regular exercise is an essential part of keeping the cardiovascular system (and by extension, the entire circulatory system) strong. When you lead a sedentary lifestyle, your odds for developing varicose veins will go up. The less you move, the less likely that you will maintain proper circulation, and this can mean varicose veins are far more likely to emerge.

Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is essential for overall well-being, but it is especially vital for people who are trying to prevent varicose veins. People who carry excess weight are putting extra strain on their body, including the circulatory system. This can result in over-taxed veins, which can in turn lead to the development of varicose veins.

Leg and Footwear Choices

The right leg and footwear choices can go a long way towards preventing varicose veins. Consider using compression stockings to help deter varicose veins from forming, and avoid the type of footwear that can cause leg problems. Look for shoes with good arch support and avoid overly high heels to keep your legs healthy and to keep the circulation moving optimally.

Daily Lifestyle Choices

There are even a couple of easy day to day things that you can do to help deter the formation of varicose veins. When you’re relaxing at home, elevate your legs whenever possible. This helps encourage proper circulation and helps prevent blood from pooling in the leg veins (and therefore, the formation of varicose veins.) Also, try to avoid keeping your legs in one position for extended periods of time. Doing so can make all the difference in terms of maintaining healthy circulation.

If you want to learn more vein prevention tips, be sure to speak with our doctor about how to maintain your great results after vein treatments!

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