Having visible veins in your legs isn’t generally dangerous, but it can be extremely damaging to a person’s self-esteem. Fortunately, there are a number of simple lifestyle changes you can make in order to reduce your chances of developing abnormal leg veins such as varicose veins and spider veins. Here are some tips for keeping your legs healthy and attractive.
Try to maintain a healthy weight. This doesn’t mean crash dieting; it means eating a healthy and balanced diet and getting a reasonable amount of exercise each week. The less excess weight your legs have to hold up, the less likely it is that blood will begin to pool in them—which is how abnormal veins develop.
Don’t stand or sit for too long. When you keep your legs in a single position for too long, it interferes with your normal blood circulation. If your job requires a lot of sitting, get up every 20-30 minutes, walk around, and stretch out your calves. Riding a bike, going for a hike, or taking a swim are also great ways to stretch your leg muscles. The more active you are, the healthier your legs will be.
Don’t overheat your legs. Be careful about taking too many long, hot showers or soaking in a hot tub for too long. While this is fine once in a while, too much hot water can cause your veins to become swollen, which slows down your blood circulation. To prevent this, keep showers relatively short and save hot tubs for a special, occasional treat.
If you’re tired of dealing with unsightly and embarrassing leg veins, it’s time to contact Central Florida Vein and Vascular Center. We offer effective treatment for varicose veins, spider veins, and other common vein problems. To learn more about our vein care center, call us today at (407) 293-5944 or visit us at our website www.cfvein.com.