What Can I do to Help my Varicose Veins?
The truth is that there are a number of things you can do to both help prevent and reduce varicose vein development. This ranges from lifestyle changes, exercises and the use of products and treatments.
It is important to understand that their formation is a combination of genetics and how we live our lives. There is little we can do about our genetic disposition, so those of us who develop valves that do not function efficiently are more likely to develop the condition. A key factor that can worsen the swelling and bulging of veins is pressure.
We can relieve or avoid this pressure by doing (or not doing) a number of things and this can go a long way in keeping their formation at bay or at least reduce swelling:
- Avoid standing for prolonged periods of time. If you are required to do so for work, then make sure you sit and rest for fifteen minutes after every 90 minutes.
- Try to spend 15 minutes a day with your legs in an elevated position.
- Only use a treatment or products that both strengthen and soothe the varicose vein.
- Massage the vein in an upward motion towards the heart to encourage circulation.
- Some people find varicose vein compression tights helpful although they are not always practical in day-to-day situations.
As you can see, with some small adjustments you can make strides towards improving the symptoms of your varicose veins. Results to help strengthen the venous walls will take time, however symptoms such as heavy, sore and tired legs can be improved very quickly with the correct blend of ingredients. Our Nature’s Miracle treatment cream uniquely combines extracts of Horse Chestnut, Arnica and Grapeseed to help relieve these symptoms, whilst also helping to strengthen the venous walls in the long term.