If you have been living with varicose and/or spiders veins for a while you may be fed up with how they look and even how they are making you feel. Most vein conditions like this don’t cause an incredible amount of pain unless there is a clot involved. Let’s hope that it never gets to that point because it can be painful and a bit scary to have a clot possible moving around in your veins. So to prevent worsening varicose veins there are a few things that you can do to prevent them or delay them from getting to a point of no return.
- Always stay active. This is the number one biggest achievement that you can do for prevention. Those who stay stationary all day for years are the ones with the biggest risk of a venous condition. Move around many times a day if you are stuck at a desk, otherwise sign up for a class or something if it makes you stick to a plan. The blood flow is the main thing to be aware of.
- Stay hydrated and take your vitamins. This could be said for any prevention measure, but hydration is also great for your blood. More water means more blood volume movement and less pooling in the veins. Also, a vitamin B deficiency specifically has been know to have negative effects on the venous system, so make sure you aren’t running low by popping a vitamin every day. If your body doesn’t need it, it will just pass it through and you’ll never know. It is a lot harder to go on without much needed vitamin B in your system without knowing it.
- Another great varicose vein treatment is massage. By eliminating the pooling of blood in the veins you will eliminate symptoms and prevent worsening of the condition. In addition to activity, this is a great way to combat clotting or other serious conditions that could arise from severe varicose veins.
- Mud! Yes that’s right, mud. It has some great healing properties if you know where to look. Mud can be molded onto the area with the bulging vein and when it dries it loosens up whatever is underneath it. Dryness is not always a necessary good thing, but in this case you want it to move to loosen.
If you have tried all of these remedies at one point or another and your venous conditions are still persisting, then maybe a trip to the vein clinic is what you need. There are an abundance of resources, treatments, and even surgeries available to treat varicose and spider veins. The treatments have minimal pain and are same-day so you can get home and finish your busy day. The specialists know which treatments work best for your condition so don’t be afraid to ask a million questions. You could be well on your way to living pain free and bulging vein free with a simple consultation. So stay on top of your health and you will be feeling great!