Spider veins are small, damaged blood vessels that can appear on the surface of the legs or face. These minor blemishes can affect more than just a person’s appearance and self-confidence. In some cases, they can become tender to the touch and hinder circulation. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can promote healthy blood flow through your body and prevent developing spider veins.
3 Ways to Prevent Spider Veins
Here are three tips you can use to prevent or minimize your spider veins.
If you lead an inactive lifestyle, you may be at risk for spider veins. When you sit or stand for too long, blood accumulates more easily in the veins of your legs and feet, and you are restricting healthy blood flow in the body. As the blood accumulates, spider veins begin to develop.
Some jobs require more standing or sitting than others. For example, hairdressers are always on their feet. Meanwhile, data entry professionals are sitting for 9 hours a day. If you are required to do either of these during the day, it is important that you take breaks occasionally to walk around to keep your blood circulating.
Staying active and incorporating exercise into your routine is always a great idea for your overall health. Not only does regular exercise help control your weight and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, but it also helps prevent or minimize spider veins by promoting blood flow.
Wear Good Footwear
It’s easy to get caught in what is trending versus what is comfortable. The main goal when selecting good footwear is to promote healthy blood flow. When it comes to choosing the right shoe, it is important to look for these characteristics:
- Flat soles
- Proper arch support
- Snug fit, but not too tight
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate spider veins by injecting a solution directly into the vein. In general, spider veins can take up to 3 months to respond to treatment. Studies have shown that as many as 50% to 80% of injected veins may be eliminated with each session of sclerotherapy.
Contact Advanced Heart and Vein Center
You can count on our team at Advanced Heart and Vein Center to give you the highest quality of care you deserve and a treatment plan tailored to your specific health needs. To request an appointment, call us today at (720) 772-8040.