Those bulgy veins that appear dark and lumpy can be painful and scary to look at. This problem is more common in women as compared to men. To prevent this problem it’s very important to make certain lifestyle changes. Here are a few.
You need to be physically active
It is not a sure-shot way to cure them but regular exercise can promote blood circulation and prevent blood from collecting in the veins. The active and working muscles of the legs will contract and push the blood through the veins back to the heart.
Add vitamin C and more protein to your diet
Make sure that you consume enough vitamin C and protein for your body because these two are important components of collagen.
Excessive body weight not only puts stress on your system and also makes you lethargic. As a result, the legs of heavy people are not able to pump back the blood to the heart as well, causing varicose veins.
Don’t stand or sit for too long
Prolonged sitting or standing at one place can slow down the blood pumping process in the body, so it is important to stand up, stretch your legs and take a walk after every half an hour, especially if you have a desk job. But if your work requires standing for hours, then take regular breaks and sit with your feet up for few minutes.
Move your legs
Toning your leg muscles by bending your feet up and down helps to circulate the blood properly in the veins. Flex your feet up and down for 5 minutes while you stay seated. Rotate your feet clockwise and anticlockwise for 5 minutes. Do these easy foot exercises religiously every day to prevent varicose veins.
Do check your family history
It can also be a hereditary issue, according to research, some fault in genes can be the reason of this vascular problem. If you have a family history of varicose veins, then start following the preventing measures that we have listed right away.