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Two Ways to Prevent Varicose Veins

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

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You should also get walking with Dr. Weil's Balance Walking shoes. You'll really be able to put on the miles with shoes that properly align your feet.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOrthotic Shop
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