Clients often ask us what they can do to avoid the unsightly spider veins. Spider veins are formed by the dilation of a small group of blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, spider veins are most commonly found on the face and legs. Besides having a genetic disposition, there's several things one can do to help avoid the look of spider veins on their legs, and believe it or not, posture is one of them.
Sitting with your legs crossed - We admit, this is the position of choice for many of us when we sit, especially women. Crossing your legs cuts off the blood supply to the lower extremities. Although the etiquette experts will say otherwise, avoid crossing your legs when possible.
Fun Fact: Many of us cross our legs out of habit, and we subconsciously will always opt to cross the same leg over the other. Similar to whether you’re a righty or a lefty, some research suggests that our leg of choice for crossing might be related to which side of our brain we engage most often.
Sitting or standing for a long time may force your veins to work harder to pump blood to your heart. Getting up and moving around even for a short while, like to the water cooler, or bathroom breaks, shakes out your muscles and releases built up tension in your body. Staying active keeps your fluids moving around and lessens the amount of lactic acid build up in your muscles and spine, helping you keep the pain away.
If your daily lifestyle doesn't allow you to move around, try wearing compression stalkings during normal daily activities and elevating your legs at night, and exercise regularly to improve leg strength, vein strength, and circulation.
Other Factors include:
- Increasing age. As you get older, the valves in your veins may weaken and not work as well.
- Medical history. Being born with weak vein valves increases your risk. Having family members with vein problems also increases your risk. About half of all people who have varicose veins have a family member who has them too.
Hormonal changes. These occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. Taking birth control pills and other medicines containing estrogen and progesterone also may contribute to the forming of varicose or spider veins.
- Pregnancy. During pregnancy, there is a huge increase in the amount of blood in the body. This can cause veins to enlarge. The growing uterus also puts pressure on the veins. Varicose veins usually improve within 3 months after delivery. More varicose veins and spider veins usually appear with each additional pregnancy.
- Obesity. Being overweight or obese can put extra pressure on your veins. This can lead to spider or varicose veins.
- Sun exposure. This can cause spider veins on the cheeks or nose of a fair-skinned person.
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