Varicose Veins in Your Legs

Varicose veins are caused when the valves that pump blood to your heart are not working properly and blood will collect in your legs. This can be from standing or sitting too long, being inactive and it can be hereditary. When the pressure builds up the veins become enlarged, weak and twisted. They are usually not serious, but sometimes they can lead to other issues such as swelling and skin changes. Treatments for varicose veins are to wear compression stockings, avoid long periods of standing or sitting, and get plenty of exercises.

When you have a long day at work, come home and prop your feet up to help keep the blood moving through your legs and to your heart. Stay active to get the muscles to pump the blood back to your heart.

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[1]https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4722-varicose-veins

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