Yesterday's post discussed lifestyle and other factors that can lead to developing varicose veins. Today we cover simple ways to help prevent vascular problems in the legs:
- Get regular physical activity. This not only promotes healthy circulation, but can help to discourage weight gain and obesity, which are associated with increased risk of varicose veins.
- Leg placement. Avoiding long periods of inactive standing or crossing your legs while sitting and try to elevate your legs whenever possible.
Although considered a supplement here, horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) is widely prescribed in Europe for chronic venous insufficiency, a syndrome that may include leg swelling, varicose veins, leg pain, itching, and skin ulcers. The active ingredient in HCSE is believed to be escin, a compound that helps support normal vessel wall functioning.
Varicose veins are primarily a cosmetic problem and the above measures can make your skin look healthier. Here are some other ways to keep your skin healthy!