Saturday, February 27, 2010

Q: What can I do about my varicose veins?

A: The problem with varicose veins, which many women have, is that they're often progressive (that is, they get worse over time), and they can't be prevented.

But don't lose hope! There are things you can do to minimize their effects. Here are a few ideas: Try not to stand in one place for longer than 15 minutes, avoid sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time, don't wear socks or stockings that leave marks on your legs, and wear support hose with graduated compression (tightest at the ankle) — especially if varicose veins run in your family or if you stand a lot at work.

And of course, exercise! Walking and biking are especially good because they help develop the calf muscles and boost circulation in the legs.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the suggestion, definitely i will follow your tips to boost circulation in the legs for varicose vein and spider vein treatment.