While there are a number of contributing factors to the development of varicose and other vein issues not everyone will develop them in their lifetime. While you cannot control genetics, there are many factors that contribute which are outside of your genetics and completely controllable with lifestyle.
There is no point in worrying about genetic factors, you cannot control your DNA. Let’s take a look at what you can do to help on a preventive level lifestyle and diet wise.
Number one is to watch your weigh. Extra pounds add extra pressure to your circulatory system, as well as the organs in your body. This makes them all work just that much harder to keep you functioning normally. This adds wear and tear that needlessly.
Avoid uncomfortable footwear – especially very high stiletto heels. While they may look fantastic, they are just horrible for your body – everything from your feet to your legs, knees, and even your circulation can suffer. We realize that it is unreasonable to ask ladies to ditch one of their favorite fashion items.
Take Breaks – Avoid standing or sitting for prolonged periods – even if your job requires it make sure you take all allotted breaks and stretch when possible. Additionally, try to sit with your legs straight rather than crossed which can hinder circulation.
Exercise – movement and weight-bearing exercise help to push blood and pump it to and from the heart helping to oxygenate every cell in your body and keep your veins working at full speed.
Diet – Eating a healthy balanced diet can help to stave off vein issues as well. Eat a high fiber diet, high in antioxidants, spicy foods, magnesium-rich foods, as well as spicy foods and apple cider vinegar. All of these can help support vein health naturally.
If you are currently experiencing or suspect vein issues we invite you to visit www.weknowveins.com for a free online screening.