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It is a circulatory disorder, the veins dilate and can be seen under the skin. The causes are usually hormonal, age or genetic disorders, so it is very important to implement habits to alleviate and prevent their occurrence.

This problem arises when there is a malfunction of the one-way valves of the blood vessels. These are responsible for regulating blood circulation and when they are unable to return it to the heart, the veins dilate and become visible.

Their presence can generate some complexes because they have an unpleasant appearance, but the truth is that the discomfort goes beyond the superficial. Those who suffer from it may experience a feeling of heaviness, pain or swelling in the legs and ankles, among other ailments.

In the most serious cases, the intervention of a specialist is essential, but there are also a series of habits that will help you to alleviate and fight them.

To fully take care of your health, it is important to exercise, possibly 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day and a good stretch after training will help improve blood circulation.

A recommended activity is yoga because it is low impact, it also strengthens and tones the body. And to relieve the inflammation, the feeling of heaviness and the discomfort caused by varicose veins, it is essential to lift the legs, thus also fighting fluid retention.

This simple act facilitates blood flow and helps it return to the heart. You can get into the habit of sleeping with a pillow under your feet or lifting them up against the wall every day for 15 minutes.

Other tips

Routines where you have to spend a lot of time standing or sitting can cause circulation difficulties. This increases the pressure of the veins in the legs and hinders the return of blood to the heart, it also generates inflammation in the inner part of the train.

If you spend many hours sitting or standing, it is important to do stretching exercises at least twice a day and take a few breaks to lift your legs.

Although it is uncomfortable, especially in periods of low temperatures, it is good to take cold showers, this serves as a therapy to relieve varicose veins and the symptoms that arise. Low temperatures favor the contraction of blood vessels, reduce cramps and inflammation.

Finally, eating habits are key, as is avoiding overweight. You must drink enough water a day, at least two liters, choose foods rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, also include medicinal plants such as rosemary, horsetail, chamomile and lemon balm. On the other hand, avoid the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, excess salt and junk food.