Self-Care for Vein Problems
Along with the treatment provided by your doctor, there are additional steps you can take to care for yourself and your veins. Check with your doctor to determine what is best for your situation.
Wear compression stockings
Elastic compression stockings may be prescribed by your doctor to help treat vein problems. Compression stockings are snug-fitting around the ankle, making it less likely for blood to pool in your legs.
Maintain a healthy weight
If you are overweight, extra pressure is put on your veins.
Exercise helps the blood flow from your legs back to your heart.
Elevate your legs
Taking time to elevate your legs can help prevent blood from pooling in the leg veins. This reduces swelling and pressure in the legs.
Don't stand or sit for long periods of time
Be sure to move around to promote blood flow.