After you’ve suffered with knotty, bulging, ropey varicose veins for years, putting them behind you at last is a huge relief. But, glad as you are to finally remove those veins, you’re probably also thinking about preventing new ones going forward. Here are three top tips you can follow to avoid varicose veins in the future.
- Exercise: Low-impact exercise is a great way to stay healthy without putting too much stress on your legs. Some great low-impact exercises to consider can include swimming, walking, and biking.
- Compression stockings: Varicose veins happen when your blood starts pooling instead of moving up to your heart. Compression stockings give your legs some extra support and help keep your blood moving in the right direction to help you avoid developing new varicose veins.
- Elevation: While getting exercise is important, it’s also vital that you rest your legs sometimes. Whenever you’re sitting down, elevate your legs. Use an ottoman or even a chair to prop your legs up instead of letting them dangle. The ideal leg placement is at the height of your heart. But, any kind of leg elevation takes the pressure off your leg veins and helps you avoid forming varicose veins.
Although most patients get excellent long-lasting results from varicose vein removal at L.A. Vein Center, taking some proactive steps to avoid new vein growth is also important. Get in touch with the varicose vein treatment experts at L.A. Vein Center to get help today.