4 Ways to Reduce Varicose Veins
Pregnancy can cause varicose veins to appear in several places on your body, especially your lower body. Try these 4 tips to reduce varicose veins while you are pregnant.
1. Avoid Standing or Sitting for Long Periods of Time
Don’t cross your legs while sitting. If you must be stationary, promote circulation by doing leg and foot exercises and walking around periodically to encourage circulation in your legs.
2. Elevate Your Feet
Elevate your feet as high as possible when you sit. Lie and sleep on your left side.
3. Wear Loose Clothing
Avoid tight pants, waistbands, garters and socks, and any other clothing that may restrict circulation.
4. Wear Support Hose
Put them on even before you get out of bed in the morning, before gravity gives your veins a chance to pop out. Avoid calf-length support stockings since the band at the top may constrict blood return.