Varicose Veins: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Regular exercise
  • Eating a high-fibre, low-salt diet
  • Avoiding tight clothing and high heels
  • Elevate your legs
  • Changing your sitting or standing position regularly
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking

Watch Out

  • Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs
  • Leg or calf pain after standing or sitting for longer time
  • Dry, irritated, scaly skin that can crack easily
  • Skin ulcers

When to See Doctor

Consult your doctor if
  • Varicose veins are painful
  • You have a sudden increase in pain or swelling, fever, redness of the leg, or leg sores
  • You develop leg sores that donot heal

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