Every person experience fatigue and heaviness in their legs during their lives. Such feelings usually occur during the warm season, when the veins in the legs or blood vessels dilate and a large amount of blood accumulates in them.
However, it can be caused not only by the warm weather, but also factors such as overweight, hormonal changes, lifestyle and other factors that can weaken the walls of the veins, damage the venous valves and increase venous blood pressure in the legs.
People, who spend a lot of time on their feet or, conversely, spend a long time sitting, for example, at a computer, driving a bus or on a plane, can also experience heaviness in their legs.
Below we have summarized 14 recommendations that can help maintain the health of leg veins and improve overall well-being.
Your leg veins will like:
Avoid long sitting or standing, but if this is not possible, then find time to move every 30 minutes;
drink at least 2 litres of water per day, that will not allow the blood to thicken;
long walks – Nordic walking, swimming, cycling;
contrast showers, which will strengthen and harden blood vessels, narrow them, tone, and reduce swelling;
reduce the consumption of alcoholic beverages, as gradual beverages relax blood vessels, creating a negative effect on the venous system.
wear compression socks if you need to spend a long time in a static position, such as sitting in the airplane or car;
do not sit cross-legged, as it is an additional load on the bloodstream;
do not stay in the sauna for too long and do not sit in a hot bath for a long time;
follow your weight, as overweight puts extra load on your veins;
avoid constipation by ingesting enough fiber to help the body excrete toxins, as they can have a detrimental effect on the vein walls.
wear shoes with a rounded toe, with the heels height not exceeding 3-4 cm on a daily basis, as such height will help to strengthen the leg muscles and improve blood flow;
quit smoking or limit it to a minimum;
reduce salt intake, as salt increases the swelling of varicose veins;
rest your legs after physical exertion. Rest on your back, lift your legs vertically to the wall at a 90-degree angle for 10 to 15 minutes. It is possible to rest the legs by sleeping with a pillow placed under the legs, which raises the legs up for 10-20 cm.
Natural substance medicinal products can also help the leg veins. The Lotos Pharma assortment includes the product for the vein health SilvaSlim® VenaVein.
It contains horse chestnut extract that helps maintain normal blood circulation in the veins. It also contains diosmin, which special production technology (micronization) increases the bioavailability of the ingredient.
SilvaSlim® VenaVeinis the food supplement. The food supplement is not a substitute for healthy and balanced diet.