Lifestyle Changes

Examples of conservative options for addressing varicose veins, spider veins, or any type of venous insufficiency include making some reasonable lifestyle changes.

Some examples are:


Changing your diet:  

           *Practicing portion control

           *Choose healthier food options.

It’s no secret that weight loss can positively impact your overall health but losing excess weight can also significantly lessen the pressure on your legs veins in particular, resulting in improved blood flow.



Exercise more:

           * Take the stairs instead of the elevator

           * Walk 15- 20 minutes a day

           *Alternate between standing or sitting often

These are all ways to increase your body’s movement can help the blood circulate in your legs and throughout your body. Many people might be surprised to learn that prolonged periods of standing or sitting can negatively affect your vein health.



Medical compression stockings:

          Compression stockings help relieve the pain and swelling experienced by many patients with varicose veins of people whose work requires prolonged sitting or standing. You can purchase these in our office. Just ask one our staff members.


 What kind of results are achieved?

                  Lifestyle changes may prevent new varicose veins from forming but won’t get rid of existing varicose veins. This treatment option is meant to help manage pain and reduce more varicose veins from forming. If your condition becomes unmanageable or you want to reduce the appearance of varicose veins you may need further procedures to treat your condition.

Healthy, Beautiful legs lead to an active lifestyle!

Frequently Asked Questions Specific to Lifestyle Changes

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