How do I manage varicose veins on a daily basis?

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If you have a mild case of varicose veins that don't cause bothersome symptoms (aches or itching), you will not need to do anything daily. You could consider wearing graduated compression stockings whenever you are up out of bed. These come in different grades of compression. With mild symptoms, a light compression level (8-15mmHg) would be a good place to start. You might also make some lifestyle adjustments such getting exercise, sitting with your feet up, or not standing or sitting for extended periods of time. You can make changes to your diet and lose weight if you are overweight. These will help reduce varicose veins. If your case is more severe, your doctor may suggest additional treatment options.

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Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

Large twisted blue or purplish veins visible at the skins surface are known as varicose veins. Any vein in your body can become varicose but it usually occurs in the legs and feet due to the pressure the lower body endures to keep ...

your body upright. It is caused by the weakening of the valves and veins in your legs. Varicose veins are usually hereditary. We are also more prone to get varicose veins as we age. Symptoms include itching, burning, throbbing or cramping in the legs and around the veins. Self-care measures such as exercising, elevating your legs, and wearing compression stockings are used to ease the pain and prevent varicose veins from getting worse. If these measures dont work, see your doctor to discuss medical treatments that are available to close or remove varicose veins.
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