Spider veins are highly common, but there are a few simple lifestyle changes you can make to help prevent them.
- Take pressure off your leg veins by maintaining a healthy weight with diet and exercise.
- Ensure healthy circulation by moving throughout the day, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding tight, restrictive clothing.
- Quit smoking! Smoking can also impact vein health and overall circulation.
- Take steps to protect your skin from the sun by wearing protective clothing or sunscreen.
- Wear compression stockings whenever sitting or standing for long periods of time, like during travel or while working.
When are lifestyle changes used as treatment?
The short answer is: lifestyle changes need to play a part in every method of vein treatment. As for when lifestyle changes are the only treatment method needed depends on your individual condition and the pain associated with it. Consulting with your Center for Vein doctor is the only way to determine if lifestyle changes will be enough to manage your chronic venous insufficiency.
What should I expect from lifestyle changes?
Altering some of the ways you live your life is never easy. Lifestyle changes can be challenging to begin with, but as you form new and healthier routines and habits, you'll start to notice the positive effect they're having. Soon after realizing this, you'll be happily welcoming additional lifestyle changes to continue feeling, looking, and living better.
What kind of results are achieved?
Designed to manage pain and reduce more spider veins from forming, changing your lifestyle may prevent new cases or reduce appearance of existing ones but it won’t eliminate the spider veins completely.