What is venous insufficiency or varicose veins? Venous insufficiency is a medical condition in which the veins of the body (usually of the legs) cannot pump blood back to the heart. This causes blood to accumulate in the blood vessels and eventually enlarge (varicose veins) or dilate.
You saw them on your grandmother’s legs, and now you see them on your mom. What can you do to avoid feeling the same aching pain? Here are some of the strategies that may help you avoid or delay developing varicose veins:
Before you book your flights, consider which options will keep you sitting cramped in a seat for the least amount of time. If you are flying far, it may be worth your while to split it up – with a day of layover in another city along the way – to give your body a chance to recover.
According to Circulation journal, approximately 22 million women and 11 million men in the United States between the ages of 40 to 80 years are affected by varicose veins. While the greatest risk factor for developing varicose veins is a genetic predisposition, there are several ways we can forestall their appearance. Here are a few: