(HealthDay News) -- Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins --
usually in the legs. They can make standing and other activities
Although not all cases are preventable, the womenshealth.gov Web
site suggests how to help thwart varicose veins:
- Apply sunscreen to your skin daily.
- Get regular exercise to help make your legs stronger and
improve circulation. Concentrate on activities that benefit the
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
- Don't cross your legs, and elevate your legs when you can.
- Move around frequently, avoiding long periods of sitting or
- Don't wear clothes that are too tight. Also avoid high-heeled
- Wear elastic support stockings.
- Eat more fiber to help prevent constipation, which can trigger
varicose veins. Also, cut back on salt in your diet.
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