Varicose vein prevention

Topic Title: Varicose vein prevention
Created On: 03/29/2010 09:45 AM

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 06/21/2012 02:34 AM

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One of the prevention of varicose is exercise regularly to improve your leg strength, circulation, and vein strength. Wear elastic support stockings.

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 12/24/2011 03:48 AM

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Hi hillaryhoffman!

Congratulations on taking preventative mesures. When it comes to varicose veins, prevention is the key.

But there is just too much rumors when it comes to what causes and what prevents varicose veins. Just look at the other messages. Pasterized milk causes varicose veins??

Really? Where is the research behind that? I read every medical journals on varicose veins and never saw anything pointing to that fact.

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 10/31/2011 11:29 AM

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Depending on your situation, the first approach to help prevent development of varicose veins is the use of compression stockings, or also known as compression hoses or compression socks. These may help relieve some of the symptoms and move blood more efficiently through your legs. There are a number of brands to choose. And many brands carry compression stockings that feels like a regular stocking, definitely not the thick and uncomfortable kind. They now have fashionable and stylish products to choose from. These stockings have been proven to help with the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. You can check They carry all kinds.

Compression stockings are a simple, inexpensive way to treat and prevent varicose veins. These specially fitted hose are designed to reduce the pooling that occurs in spider and varicose veins. Although wearing hose won’t eliminate varicose veins, they can help alleviate symptoms caused by the veins, such as aching, heaviness, and swelling as well as help prevent worsening of the veins. Wearing compression stockings can also reduce the risk of developing blood clots from long plane or car rides.

The stockings apply pressure in a gradient fashion- highest around the ankle with less pressure as they go up the leg. This helps milk the blood back up the leg towards the heart. They come in various strengths and should be prescribed by your physician. They can range in price from about $50-$125. Prices vary. Prescription-strength stockings also are available. Your doctor will either supply you with hose or give you a prescription to be used in a medical supply store. Over-the-counter hose offer less compression than do the prescription variety and may not be adequate.

If you purchase some, please remember that compression stockings are worn all day.

Stockings come in a variety of strengths, styles and colors. With the variety offered, you're likely to find a stocking that you're comfortable wearing.

Please note that compression stockings should be strong but not very tight.

Other ways to prevent varicose veins include:
  • Elevate your legs when possible, keeping your feet positioned higher than heart level.
  • Exercise daily.
  • Move your legs frequently. Flexing your ankles periodically will pump the blood out of your legs (simulating walking). During periods of prolonged sitting or standing, flex your ankles 10 times and repeat this every 10 minutes. Try to avoid sitting for extended periods throughout your day.
  • Support compression hose. These provide external graduated counter-pressure to aid in venous blood flow to the heart. They reduce pooling and pressure in the veins. They also may reduce the risk of forming a deep vein blood clot. Consider wearing them during long plane or car rides.
  • Maintain your ideal body weight to reduce excess pressure on your legs.
  • Avoid prolonged sitting and standing. On long car or plane trips activate your calf muscle pump by moving your feet up and down frequently as described above. You should also consider stopping for short walks every few hours.
  • Avoid excessive heat on your legs, such as hot tubs and hot baths. Heat will tend to increase vein distention and lead to more pooling of blood.

Hope this helped!

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 08/03/2011 10:55 AM

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Foods that can prevent varicose veins: spinach, red beet juice, garlic, parsley juice, lettuce juice, turnip, watercress, black grapes, and molasses.

Food that should be prevented: pasteurized milk, refined starch (white flour), refined sugar, cooked eggs, overcooked meats, and hydrogenated fats.
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 03/29/2010 09:45 AM

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone has experience or advice regarding how to prevent formation of varicose or spider veins? My mother started getting varicose veins when she was a few years older than me, so if there are any preventative measures that I can take, I'd love to know about them. Thank you!

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