How to prevent problems with veins

Similar as with other diseases, healthy dietary habits and exercise may have a crucial role in the prevention of problems with veins. Veins exercise boosts legs circulation, which is a good way of preventing the development of varicose veins. A lot of people may develop the symptoms of vein insufficiency, especially if exposed to prolonged standing or sitting without the possibility to rest their legs in an elevated position or moving around.

Our veins work hard every day to overcome the force of gravity and to convey blood to the heart – as much as 7,000  l per day. The so-called vein pump supports the veins and prevents the development of varicose veins.

Exercise such as swimming, cycling and walking is ideal to boost the vein pump. Lying will also reduce blood collection in the legs, whereas prolonged sitting or standing may cause blood retention in the legs.