Prevention of varicose veins is easier than its treatment

Varicose veins is a complex disease characterized by dilatation and impaired blood flow. The vessels increase in size, change shape, lose their natural elasticity and become well visible. The danger of varicose veins is that the blood flow slows down, clots, and eating disorders skin appears sores.

preventive exercises for varicose veins

To avoid the serious consequences of this disease, conduct prevention activities. The earlier they are started the better.

Why is important the prevention of varicose veins

The main task of preventing the development of pathology in the venous circulation is the preservation of the health of the patient, the causes of disease and to maintain the vessel in normal condition.

Many people with this disorder have a genetic predisposition to it. Others acquire it due to the nature of employment.

Therefore, prevention of varicose veins is being built in two directions:

  • activities for people with a predisposition for natural or professional grounds, but not patients with varicose veins;
  • actions for patients affected by this disease to avoid serious complications.

The majority of physicians-phlebologists believe that varicose veins are easier to prevent than to cure.

Therefore, the main goal of any patient — to systematically implement preventive actions to prevent occurrence of the disease.

To solve this problem, there are many proven and brand-new modern techniques.

Prevention methods

Varicose veins most often affects the lower extremities. So people, which may increase or they are veins Shine through the skin and become visible to the eye, should take care of the condition of his feet. Prevention of varicose veins at home should be comprehensive. In this regard, you should use different tools.

normalization of weight

Normalization of its own weight

Body weight is an important component of overall well-being. The higher it is, the greater the load it creates on your feet. Vessels that supply the limbs with blood, become incapable to work normally.

The result is varicose veins. Therefore, it is important to maintain your normal weight. When a set of extra pounds, you need to change your diet to useful diet and stick to a certain diet.


To maintain the elasticity of the veins is recommended to include in the daily diet of a specific set of products that strengthen the walls of blood vessels and promotes normal blood circulation.

These include vegetables and fruits with a high content of fiber: cabbage, bran, bread from wheat flour. Useful apples, sunflower seeds, nuts, berries, especially cranberries, sea buckthorn, blueberries.

Some famous phlebologists recommend periodically stick juice or fruit-vegetable diet with the use of raw natural fruits.

In any case, the impending varicose veins is contraindicated pastries and different kinds of pastries, coffee and strong tea, sugar, any alcohol, modern energy and carbonated drinks.


Intense physical exertion, carrying heavy loads and the forced prolonged stay on the feet promotes the development of varicose veins of the legs.

For disease prevention it is necessary to perform special exercises which support the veins in good shape. The optimal swimming pool activities: swimming or water aerobics.

Water is able to relieve the load on different parts of the body and create a pleasant feeling. In the gym choose exercises without a strong load on leg muscles and abdominals.

It is important to avoid sudden movements and spontaneous changes of their direction, long run. It is useful to take a slow walk in the fresh air, to walk on skis, but not to ride the high hills, to practice dancing.


Clothing, shoes, and compression underwear

To prevent varicose veins, it is important to wear the right clothes and shoes.

Regarding the latter, phlebologists are strongly advised to choose a wide, stable heel not more than four inches. High stiletto heel creates a certain load on the legs and veins are not working correctly.

Flat sole leads to foot deformities, platypodia and dysfunction of the entire limb, leading to slow blood circulation.

To aggravate the situation can wearing nylon stockings and pantyhose, and other synthetic products, which tighten the muscles and do not allow the skin to breathe.

In order to prevent varicose veins developed a special compression underwear. Elastic socks, stockings and tights are created from a modern high-tech materials, which provide cushioning effect (prevent the stretching of blood vessels) and allow the feet to feel comfortable.

The present compression is expensive and making it do strictly certified medical company. It is therefore important to choose products that will benefit, but will not cause even greater harm.

Medical and cosmetic products

For diseases of veins and to avoid heavy legs, apply various ointments and creams, enriched with components that strengthen the walls of blood vessels and the establishment of normal blood flow.

These drugs are many, and they are used by the doctor. In complex therapy is the use of external tools with the use of medication for ingestion. This intensifies the positive effect. The most common are venotonic drugs.


To avoid problems with the veins, it is important to keep feet clean and regularly wash the limb with warm water and soap, especially interdigital areas and feet.

Recommended contrast procedure by moving the feet in hot and cold water. Definitely need to change socks and to clean shoes.

Folk remedies

To reduce the risk of varicose veins, is to apply proven folk remedies based on the use of the formulations prepared from medicinal plants.

folk remedies for varicose veins

Especially effective here is nettle. This herbs used for the infusion, which is used for foot baths. It can be used inside and 1/3 Cup three times a day an hour before meals.

A beneficial effect on blood composition and its rate of circulation through the vessels having Apple cider vinegar. They wash (wipe) your feet in the morning and evening, accompanying the procedure with reception facilities inside: 2 tsp in a glass of water.

Prevention of occupational predisposition to the disease

Prevention of varicose veins in sedentary work or standing work is of particular importance.

In this situation you need to monitor their health and adjust their actions. In the course of the working day it is important to change the position of the feet and observe the following rules:

  • If the profession is forcing to stand for long, you should organize a small stand on which periodically rise and fall, changing the load on different muscles.
  • When sedentary activities are advised to have a similar stand to be put on her feet to avoid a static position at the bottom.
  • It is important to have the ability to straighten the knees so that the blood could pass freely on all vessels to the feet.
  • Be sure to make breaks and perform simple exercises: those who are standing to sit with outstretched raised legs, the person sitting to walk. If possible, lie down for at least 15 minutes.

Prevention of the disease in pregnant women

During the gestation of a child a woman experiences a greater load on the lower limbs, especially in the second half, when the fetus is developing intensively and the total weight of the expectant mother increases, swelling and increase veins. Timely intervention reduces the risk of developing varicose veins during this period.

Doctors recommend:

varicose veins in pregnant women
  • be especially careful to choose shoes and wear loose and comfortable shoes with a low heel;
  • use compression stockings if you experience swelling, wear special tights, maternity pants, that support the stomach;
  • to avoid excessive intake of fluids;
  • evenly distribute daily workload on a limb, to change the position of the feet during the day;
  • access to the swimming pool and to make contrasting home pouring.

Women with a predisposition to development of varicose veins, during pregnancy should definitely get a consultation phlebologist and to implement its recommendations.

During pregnancy a woman's body undergoes tremendous stress. Timely initiation of preventive measures for prevention of varicose veins can relieve serious complications and surgery.