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Can Spider Veins be prevented?

Spider veins appear under the skin and are normally visible on the face and legs. They are reddish purple in color and look bruised. Common signs are minor pain, aches and slight itching. Adult women are likely to be affected. Spider veins can be caused by genes, multiple pregnancies, changes in the hormonal levels during pregnancy, prolonged standing and sitting, exposure to ultraviolet rays, and basic obesity.

Certain measures can prevent spider veins. The inherited disorder can considerably improve by wearing a prescribed curative support hose. This reduces unnecessary blood vessels from expanding. It jointly works with muscles in the calf by forcing the blood out of the legs and back to the heart. This support helps during pregnancy, as well.

When a woman is pregnant, she must be energetic. She should wear comfortable low-heeled shoes. They help the calf muscles move blood through the veins. By sleeping on the left side, the load of the fetus is removed from the main vein.

Try not to sit or stand in the same pose for a long period of time since this affects the pressure on the valves in the veins. Keep your feet raised with pillows while sleeping and use an adjustable seat when reading or watching TV. If you have to stand for long hours, shift your weight from one leg to the other every few minutes. If you generally sit for a considerable time, get up and move around every half hourly. Never sit crossing your legs for a long time. It restricts blood passage and increases pressure in the legs.

Use sunscreen to protect your skin from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Reduce exposure to the sun to limit the spider veins on your face. Take cool showers not hot ones, as heat dilates the blood vessels, making them more noticeable.

Maintain a healthy body weight with the proper diet and exercise plan to reduce the pressure on the legs and increase blood circulation. Wearing loose clothes helps ease blood flow and reduce pressure on the veins as well.

If the veins are put under severe pressure and they grow into spider veins, then greater problems can arise. In this case, patients may have to turn to sclerotherapy treatment and medication, which is both effective and safe. The good news is there is no anesthetic used either!

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