Can Varicose Veins Be Prevented?

Yes, vein disease can be prevented with low impact exercise such as cycling, walking or rowing. These are effective at prevent future varicose veins because they pump blood up out of the legs and back to the heart. Swimming may be beneficial and can help reduce pressure on the venous system. Exercise can be extremely helpful in preventing varicose and spider veins.

Other suggestions:

Lose weight and/or maintain normal body weight

Elevate legs when possible

Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes

Consider wearing medically correct, compression support hose

And don’t forget the simple, healthy-lifestyle choices. Walk whenever possible instead of driving. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Staying active is not only better for you overall, it can prevent varicose and spider veins.