The pain and swollen joints in the feet are often the first sign that you have problems with veins. If you start with a timely preventive action, you can prevent it. Are you sitting all day at a computer or behind the cash register at the store? Do you have to stand for a long time in the workplace or at home? Did your mother or grandmother had problems with varicose veins? Then you should in any case to do something for the health of your veins in order to minimize or avoid disease. The system of veins in the legs is very delicate. One in five women and one in six men over 18 have problems with veins. The visible consequences of this are varicose veins – thick, bluish veins that are visible beneath the skin on your feet. Start on time to take care of health, to prevent bigger problems, and even surgery (when nothing else works).
Varicose veins occur when blood gather in a vein instead of being pushed back to the heart. Any vein can become varicose, but most often affected veins of the legs and feet. That’s because standing and sitting increases pressure in the veins in your lower body.
Varicose veins can occur in people who stand or sit for a long time. Lack of exercise, pregnancy, obesity, sitting with legs crossed can further intensify the problem.
If not properly treated veins, can be complications such as swelling, pain, itching, cramps, and a feeling of heaviness in the legs.
Surgical procedures are possible, but it’s always healthy to prevent such problems in time, but to treat them.
Great relief to your feet and a system of veins is a normal weight. If you move a lot and play sport, makes it easier to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. In addition, it is good to pay attention to nutrition. This means that you need to have a balanced diet with light food with little fat and lots of vitamins. Lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, high-quality vegetable oils (such as olive oil), several times a meal with fish and less of sausages, fatty meats and full-fat cheeses. For veins are very important fiber, such as fruits, vegetables and grains. In this way you also are improving faster excretion of toxins from the body. Vitamin C helps strengthen blood vessel walls. To make the blood vessels more easily flowed, drink at least two liters of fluid a day. This is especially hold if you already have bad or varicose veins. You should avoid excessive sunbathing, hot baths or saunas.
Support for veins
If you spend a lot of time in an airplane or car, or if you are pregnant, you can help your veins by compression of elastic stockings. These socks can be found in a variety of colors and modern design.
Avoid tight clothing that prevents normal blood flow, and high heels. Also, while you sit do not put leg over the other. Avoid lifting heavy things that will further increase the pressure in the legs.
Do you feel occasional pain in the legs or are they swelling? Be sure to tell your doctor to review your veins, and he will further advise you.
Exercising instead of surgery
The easiest way to avoid problems with the veins is walking or lying down instead of sitting or standing. A lot of exercise and gymnastics for legs will help your veins enhancing circulation. Well built muscles helps strengthen the leg veins: with every step muscle pump helps propel blood from the leg. It is recommended an intensive exercise such as cycling, swimming or jogging twice a week for half an hour. In order to relieve the veins, put your feet on an elevated level.