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How to Relieve and Prevent Varicose Veins?

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How to Relieve and Prevent Varicose Veins?

  • Don't cross your legs when sitting.
  • Exercise regularly. Walking is a good choice. It improves leg and vein strength.
  • Avoid weight gain.
  • Avoid standing for prolonged periods of time. If your job or hobby require you to stand, shift your weight from one leg to the other every few minutes.
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  • Wear elastic support stockings.
  • Don't wear clothing or undergarments that are tight or constrict your waist, groin or legs.
  • Eat high-fiber foods like bran cereals, whole grain breads, and fresh fruits and vegetables to promote regularity. (Constipation contributes to varicose veins due to abdominal straining).
  • To prevent swelling, cut your salt intake.
  • Exercise your legs. This can be undertaken even if you have a sedentary desk job. (From a sitting position, rotate your feet at the ankles, turning them first clockwise, then counterclockwise, using a circular motion. Next, extend your legs forward and point your toes to the ceiling, then to the floor. Then, lift your feet off the floor and gently bend your legs back and forth at the knees).
  • Elevate your legs when resting.
  • Get up and move about every 35 to 45 minutes when traveling by air or even when sitting in an all day conference. (Opt for an aisle seat in such situations).
  • Stop and take short walks at least every 45 minutes when taking long car rides or limited exercise of your legs as advised previously.

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Sindhu1

Thank you for sharing good information. My sister also suffered from Varicose veins. We consulted many hospitals but nothing helped in diagnosing completely.After we went to Interventional Radiology and my sister is completely diagnosed now.
Thank you

WarrenBoss

If you have gotten the varicose vein symptoms, do not try to deal with them with the use of your own decided medicines. Rather, going to better doctors for Varicose Vein Treatment would be better for you.

udit90

hello, my mother is suffering from severe varicosity.she is vegetarian and diabetic.so help me out for her treatment using physiotherapeutic and exercise intervention. thanks

Maryann60

After many tests resulted in no diagnosis for the pain in her right side, my 40 year old daughter underwent a laproscopy(spelling?), and was told that she has vericose veins wrapping around a section of her intestines. They look like black tentacles encircling this area. The doctor said she had never personally seen this condition, so my daughter is waiting for a consultation with another doctor. I can find nothing on the internet about this condition.
Maryann

Aashims Agrawal

plz provide relevent information regarding physiotherapy treatment of varicose veins.

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