Let’s get this straight – there are no standard ways to prevent varicose veins from forming. However, there are methods to prevent them from worsening further and also to delay any new varicose veins to be forming.

Mentioned below are several ways to decrease the chances of getting varicose veins condition.

  1. Exercising

It is imperative for you to exercise for at least 30 minutes on daily basis especially if you are at a greater risk for developing varicose veins due to genetics. Walking, jogging or running – either of it will aid in improving blood circulation in the legs, thereby ward off the formation of varicose veins. In addition to that, exercising also helps in controlling the body weight and in keeping the leg muscles fit.

  1. Eat Right

Always make sure that your diet comprises of sufficient fiber and nutrition. Avoid foods that are low in fiber and high in calories such as junk foods. Some food scientists have explored a significant correlation between low-fiber diets and formation of varicose veins. Some of the foods that can turn out to be a boon in fighting varicose veins are avocado, blueberries, watercress, rosemary, ginger, asparagus and beet.

  1. Stop Smoking

You have just found yourself one more reason to give away smoking. Few studies have indicated a potentially strong association between smoking and high blood pressure that results into formation of varicose veins on legs.

  1. Wear Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen should not only help you in protecting your skin from harmful UV rays but also in preventing varicose veins especially if you have white skin. Always wear a standard sunscreen when you step outside, and if possible, avoid going out under the harsh sun.



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