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While you’ll need to undergo a medical procedure of which there are many to choose in order to eliminate your varicose veins, there are a wide variety of lifestyle changes your doctor may recommend. While home treatments won’t get rid of your varicose veins, the right choices at home and at work can help relieve the symptoms and also decrease the likelihood of developing additional varicose veins. To support healthy circulation, your doctor may recommend the following tips.
Stay healthy and fit: Exercise regularly and watch your diet; staying a healthy weight will reduce the pressure on your veins, especially in the legs and pelvic area. Even light exercise, such as walking, improves blood circulation. Be sure to stay hydrated and choose foods low in fat, sugar, and salt for a healthy circulatory system, and your overall well-being.
Take breaks from standing: If you stand during the majority of the day, make sure to take breaks to stretch, walk, flex, and sit down for brief periods of time. This will keep a healthy level of circulation present and prevent blood from pooling and creating pressure in the legs. If you do experience pressure or swelling in the legs, wear compression stockings to support blood flow back to the heart.
Counteract sitting: If you sit for extended periods of time, take short exercise breaks. While you are sitting down, keep your legs moving with simple exercises, such as pumping your feet up and down alternately. In general, the more activity the calf muscles perform, the better leg circulation will be. Refrain from crossing your legs as this can impede circulation.
Avoid tight-fitting clothes: Avoid wearing tight-fitting, restrictive clothing like tight girdles, belts, panty hose, or skinny jeans that can slow blood flow from the legs to the body and vice-versa, leaving blood to pool and pressurize the veins in the legs.
Wear flats: Wear flat shoes rather than high-heels to exercise your calf muscles better when you walk, encouraging blood flow.
Wear compression stockings: Compression hose are designed to fit more snugly around the foot and ankle area, and gradually fit more loosely going up the leg. This encourages blood to flow upwards towards the heart rather than pooling in the lower legs and feet, and can alleviate the pain associated with varicose veins. Compression hose can also hide the appearance of varicose veins. There are many stylish brands and types of compression stockings available; talk to your doctor for more information.
About Vein Institute of the Desert
Welcome to Vein Institute Of The Desert!
We are a medical practice that incorporates advanced and innovative medical technology into an elegant, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Located in Palm Desert, CA on Highway 111 just West of Deep Canyon. We treat all manifestations of superficial vein disease, an often under-appreciated disease. Vein disease treatment starts with a comprehensive evaluation by Dr. Warren including an ultrasound of the venous circulation in your lower extremities.
Our new technology continues to benefit patients by the use of EVLT to treat veins. EVLT is a minimally invasive procedure to treat varicose veins and is a clinically proven alternative to traditional and painful ligation and stripping. Our patients also reap the benefits of other advances in laser medicine as we offer Laser Assisted Liposuction, Laser Hair Removal, and Foto -Facial skin rejuvenation.
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