Most blood is circulated through the deep veins located in the muscle and a smaller amount is transported through the surface, which is close to the skin. Varicose veins and spider veins are superficial veins canvas.
For many people, varicose veins and veins “in swirls” are just a cosmetic problem, but they cause pain and discomfort. Sometimes varicose veins are a sign of increased risk of circulatory problems.
The causes of varicose veins are multiple: changing hormone levels, age can not be controlled. However there are certain factors that help you control them:
- Do not wear shoes with high heels. This type of shoes can prevent blood flow through the veins. Avoid wearing tight clothing.
- Avoid constipation. Food rich in fiber such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables and water can prevent constipation.
- Maintain a healthy body weight. If you’re overweight there is additional pressure on the veins.
- Walk. Exercise keeps you fit and improves circulation to the legs.
- Avoid standing up for a long time. These activities forces the veins to work harder to pump blood to the heart
- Change your position frequently. Move every 30 minutes and avoid cross your legs; some doctors say that enhance circulatory problems.