Spider veins are tiny superficial veins just near the skin of the leg that goes blue and red due to bad circulation. There is a difference between varicose veins and spider veins. Varicose veins happen when the blood does not flow from the legs back to the heart. But spider veins occur when the legs are stressed. Spider veins often occur with the elderly, and the people who are in the profession of too much standing – like teachers and nurses. These types of veins can ruin the look of a person and prevent you from wearing certain types of clothes.
There are a few ways to prevent spider veins –
Relieve the tension in your legs
Most people who are overweight, have a high chance of spider legs. The more the pressure on the legs, the more the veins are stressed. You must reduce your weight to prevent spider legs. Try walking every few minutes, and move around if you have got a job that requires sitting too much. Let your legs feel free.
The stronger the legs, the lesser the chance of spider veins. Practice not only makes your leg stronger but helps blood circulate nicely through your legs. It prevents any clot or glitch in the circulation in superficial veins.
Prop your feet at times
Propping your feet up, regulates the flow of blood from your legs to your heart. If you prop your leg above your heart, blood flows easily from your legs to the heart. It is a surprisingly easy way to prevent spider veins.
Support your legs
People who want to support their legs often buy support stockings. These are made from Mercury and give strong support to your legs. You can go to a drugstore and ask for one, or even consult a medical professional to get one. A lightweight compression sock with a gradient of 15 or 20 milliliters of Mercury can help you if you have already got spider veins.
These little tips can prevent spider veins. But if you have some severe case of varicose veins or spider veins, you must see a medical professional to treat it.