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How To Keep Varicose Veins From Returning

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If you have varicose veins, then you can seek treatment through a cosmetic professional such as Robert Keller M.D.. However, you should know that most treatments are fail-proof. In other words, the condition can pop up again at any point. While this is true, there are some easy thing you can do to keep them from returning. 

Move Your Legs

The veins in your legs return blood to your heart. This blood moves into the veins from the capillary beds, and it flows quite slowly. Since the veins do not have elastic tissues to help force the blood through the body, the veins must rely on the muscle movements of the legs. Basically, the muscles place pressure on the veins and the blood is forced upward. 

Without muscle contractions, gravity will cause the blood to fall and collect in the legs. The collecting blood places pressure on the walls of the veins and they stretch out, creating the varicose condition. 

You need to prevent the veins from stretching in the first place, so keep your legs moving. Do not sit for a long time, and if you need to for some reason, flex your calves to encourage good blood flow. 

You should get up and walk whenever possible and exercise your body several times a week. Aerobic exercise that works the entire body is best to encourage cardiovascular health. When you are not exercising, make sure to invest in either sneakers or flat shoes. High heels allow you to walk without moving the calf muscles, and this can contribute to the formation of varicose veins.

Drink Plenty Of Water

When you are dehydrated, your blood loses volume and become thicker. The changes in the blood are not substantial, but they are enough to increase friction and resistance within the blood vessels. Both of these things slow the movement of the blood and increase the stress on the veins.

Encouraging consistent blood volume is possible by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day. Sip on a water bottle frequently and make sure that you are consuming two to three liters of water daily. 

Keep in mind that your fluid needs increase if you sweat a great deal due to exercise or heat. 

You also want to reduce your consumption of salt, because sodium will cause your body to retain water. The fluid is likely to leave the blood and move to the tissues, and this can create an edema situation, which places greater pressure on the veins and can contribute to blood pooling issues.

If you want to know more about vericose veins and how they can be prevented, speak with a vein specialist or a cardiovascular professional.