Spider veins can be difficult to deal with. Not only are they unattractive, but they can also be uncomfortable and even painful at times. Unfortunately, spider veins are hard to avoid because they are mostly hereditary. If you have a family history of spider veins or are born with weak vein valves, then you are more likely to develop spider veins than others may be. According to VeryWell Health, other risk factors that increase your chances of getting spider veins include:
- Pregnancy. When pregnant, your veins enlarge due to the increase in blood volume. Your uterus also enlarges and puts pressure on your veins. The hormonal changes that come with pregnancy may also affect your veins.
- Age/Growing older
- Injured leg
- Having a job where you stand most of the time
Some tips to manage your spider veins and prevent them from worsening are to:
- If your job requires that you stand, try to take short sitting breaks when you can to lessen the pressure on your veins.
- Avoid crossing your legs
- One of the best things you can do is to exercise. Regular exercise can improve your circulation and the strength of your veins.
- Wear compression leggings
- Watch your weight. Maintaining a healthy weight will help you keep your veins healthier as well.
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