If you have unsightly varicose veins in your legs, you might just shrug and think there is nothing you can do about it. However, that is far from the truth! Modern medicine has given us some wonderful minimally-invasive treatments that do a great job in eliminating unsightly varicose veins and giving you the beautiful legs that you want.
You also may have more power than you think to prevent or minimize the problem of varicose veins. Even though you can’t change your genes or your age, those aren’t the only causes of varicose veins. Some of the causes may surprise you. Some common everyday habits can contribute to the problem. Here’s what you can do:
- Change your shoes
Wearing high heels can damage your veins. When your heels are elevated, your calf muscles contract. That causes the normal blood flow through your feet and legs to be disrupted. The solution is to avoid wearing heels as your everyday shoe. Switch to wearing flats most of the time, and save the heels for special occasions.
- Pass on the salt
When you eat a lot of salt, your body retains more water. In turn, this increases the amount of blood flowing through your veins, creating more pressure on the veins. Eventually, the veins will get damaged. The solution is to eat less salt.
- Stand up and walk around
Sitting at a desk all day, the way many of us do, is not good for your veins. The solution is to do your veins a favor by getting up briefly every hour or half hour. Standing still for long periods of time is not good for your veins either, so while you are up, move around. You can take a walk around your room or office, or if space is tight, you could even march in place.
If you would like to find out more about the innovative varicose vein removal procedures available today in the NYC area, the specialists at the Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center vein clinic would be delighted to talk to you. Call Metropolitan today at 914-295-2202 to learn how you can have gorgeous legs, free of ugly varicose veins, without surgery and without long recovery times. All treatments at the Metropolitan vein clinic are individually designed to give you the best results in the least amount of time.