Best Ways to Reduce Varicose Veins

Best Ways to Reduce Varicose Veins
December 15 05:26 2017 Print This Article

Varicose or pneumonic veins can develop due to a variety of lifestyle and genetic factors. Factors that put people at risk include their age, family history, gender, history of pregnancy and weight amongst others.

Several of these risk factors are impossible to avoid as they are just a fact of someone’s identity, but there are things people can control about their lives to reduce the risk of developing pneumonic blood vessels.

Unfortunately there is no concrete way to prevent pneumonic blood vessels from forming but there are many ways to prevent them from getting worse. Ultimately living a healthy lifestyle will be the best way to delay the onset of varicose veins.

Here are a few of the best tips to reduce the impact of pneumonic veins:

Don’t Sit or Stand for Prolonged Periods

This is a pretty common health tip for a variety of health reasons not just for reducing pneumonic blood vessels. The effects of sitting or standing in uncomfortable positions for a long time, usually at places of work, can have an accumulative toll on our bodies.

In the case of pneumonic veins, sitting or standing awkwardly for a long period obstructs the natural flow of blood to our legs. This usually causes the blood to fight against gravity in order to circulate around the body.

In the case of the legs the perpetual battle against gravity causes blood pressure to rise, pooling blood around the ankles. This leads to a build-up in the blood vessels that is a primary factor in creating the bulging appearance of pneumonic veins.

Actions like peddling feet, stretching out the ankles or bending the knees in a marching manner can all help to promote circulation when otherwise remaining stationary. Elevating the feet above the heart 3 times a day for about 15 minutes is one of the best practices to loosen and improve blood circulation.

Wear Compression Clothing

Compression clothing items like socks, stockings or tights assists in keeping vein valves in the correct positions. Keeping the valves in the right spots for longer periods helps veins to function at their best, reducing the blood pooling, pain and swelling in the legs.

Compression clothing can help reduce the number of cramps experienced in the legs from a build-up of blood pressure during the day. There are different levels of compression that different clothing items provide so it’s best to consult with a doctor on the best one to use.

Live a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

This obviously isn’t just a tip for reducing varicose veins but for health outcomes in general. While the risk factors for pneumonic blood vessels are largely unavoidable, healthy living can help reduce the overall damage and discomfort they cause.

Obesity is a problem for pneumonic blood vessels because the increased weight the legs have to support adds to the blood pressure build-up. It’s also true that the less efficient someone’s heart is the less ease their blood vessels will have in proper circulation.

Drinking enough water throughout the day will also help with blood circulation. Activities from simply walking to yoga are also useful in loosening the blood vessels and promoting healthy circulation.

Varicose veins are still an unfortunate reality for many people but with these tips affected people can reduce the pain and discomfort they cause.

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