Spider veins and varicose veins usually get worse during the course of pregnancy. Generally, varicose veins can develop as a result of heredity, but one of the most prevalent risk factors in developing varicose veins or other forms of vein disease is the result of the physiological changes that occur in a woman during pregnancy. Research has shown that the more pregnancies a woman have the more likely she is to develop vein disease. Unfortunately, it is common that they will not simply disappear after childbirth.
Things you can do to help avoid varicose veins:
1. Eat healthily and exercise is really important for everything and to help reduce the likelihood of developing varicose veins too.
2. Avoid very high heels or give your feet a break once in a while.
3. Raise and support your legs correctly throughout the day (basically put your feet up a bit).
4. Avoid tight socks or clothes that restrict blood flow for long periods at a time (you need good circulation).
5. Eat food with little salt and rich in fiber - please note that these will not prevent the disease if you are genetically prone but will mitigate the damages and other health effects associated.
6. Avoid standing up for long hours. If you have to, try to have little breaks throughout the day.
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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us. That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today. We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois.
We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.
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