Prevention and Maintenance

Can venous disease be prevented?

Varicose veins cause various symptoms and complications as well as appear antistatic. If you have risk factors, it is important to take steps to prevent their occurrence. Treatment of varicose veins helps to alleviate symptomatology and prevent or delay its progression, and eventually cure the venous disease definitively. Despite risk factors that cannot be avoided such as heredity, sex or pregnancy, it is possible to prevent varicose veins if you treat these factors:

  • Overweight: You must avoid being overweight as it favors the appearance of varicose veins.
  • Constipation
  • Exercise: Mobilizing the leg muscles helps push blood toward the heart, preventing it from building up and dilating the veins.
  • Footwear: Avoid flat footwear or footwear with high heels, make it difficult to return veins and reduce the effectiveness of the leg muscles.
  • Clothing: Compressing certain areas hinders venous return
  • Posture: Do not stand too long without moving, or sit for too long with your legs crossed.
  • Scratching: Varicose veins often itch, do not scratch, when the skin is weakened, a varicose vein may break or a wound may occur, which are easily infected and are often difficult to heal.

Treatment should be considered if varicose veins are developed, those that have bulged into the skin or those that want to avoid future complications; such as risk of thrombophlebitis, ulcers or bleeding.