According to AVLC vein expert
Dr. Richard Rosenfeld, M.D., FACPh
, crossing your legs and excessive standing are
causes of spider veins and other vascular issues. Spider veins are caused by weakened valves and veins in your legs. Standing may exacerbate existing vein problems but should not cause them. Another old wives’ tale put to rest!
(or varicose veins) are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. They are most commonly found in the legs and ankles and are not serious, but can sometimes lead to other issues. Unfortunately, varicose veins are unavoidable, with more than half of all women in the U.S. affected by them.
Real Causes of Spider Veins
How to Prevent Spider Veins
Not all varicose and
can be prevented. But, there are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting new varicose and spider veins.
- Wear sunscreen
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Wear support stockings
- Avoid sitting or standing for extended periods
- Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fiber foods
If you suffer from spider veins, there are many treatments available, including sclerotherapy, compression stockings, laser therapy and radio frequency ablation.
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