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How to Prevent Varicose and Spider Veins

For many people, nothing is more unsightly or disturbing to see than the development of spider veins and varicose veins. In addition to treatment, Restoration Vein Care can assist a person in taking steps to avoid these veins from appearing. For those living in Livonia and surrounding areas, their trained and qualified staff is ready to answer any questions. They can assist in developing a treatment plan that involves both lifestyle changes and minor procedures to eliminate both varicose veins and spider veins.

Avoid Sitting or Standing for Long Periods of Time

Although this may be a bit tricky to do, it is important that we break up the monotony of our days by weaving in a bit of movement. Because many of us have jobs that keep us off our feet for most of the day, it can be a bit of a challenge to avoid sitting for long periods of time. Ideas to incorporate exercise into the day include taking a walk during lunch or asking a coworker to join in a walking brainstorming session. When traveling, always get up to stretch and walk around at least once every few hours.

Use Sunscreen

Not only is using sunscreen imperative for avoiding skin cancer, but also it is a proven deterrent for spider veins. Apply sunscreen liberally to areas of the body that are not fully covered like the face, legs and calves.

Get in Shape

Because the heavier a person is the more work the body has to do, it is important to maintain a healthy body weight. The healthier a person, the less stress that will be exerted on the blood vessels and feet where veins are prone to develop. Once in shape, maintain the weight loss through regular exercise. Not only will this improve overall circulation, but also it will help stave off heart disease and other chronic health problems.

Check the Wardrobe

Clothes that are tight fitting and even heels can cut off circulation and lead to the development of spider veins. While it is next to impossible to avoid wearing these clothes all the time, they should not become a part of a healthy person's overall wardrobe. Always choose shoes that are comfortable to wear and only wear heels when absolutely necessary and even then, only for short periods.