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How do I prevent varicose veins?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Hard to do
There are several things that can probably help to prevent varicose veins.
Unfortunately, even if you do everything right (use prescription compression stockings, don't stand too long, don't gain weight, get exercise, put your feet up as much as you can, etc.) varicose veins can develop anyway. If you inherit the tendency to get varicose veins, you will still get them, but maybe less.

In brief: Hard to do
There are several things that can probably help to prevent varicose veins.
Unfortunately, even if you do everything right (use prescription compression stockings, don't stand too long, don't gain weight, get exercise, put your feet up as much as you can, etc.) varicose veins can develop anyway. If you inherit the tendency to get varicose veins, you will still get them, but maybe less.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Several measures
Varicose veins are primarily due to genetic predisposition, pregnancy, injuries, prolonged standing and aging.
So, prevention is difficult. Measures that can be helpful include compression stockings, regular aerobic activity, maintain a good weight, and avoidance of hot tubs/baths.

In brief: Several measures
Varicose veins are primarily due to genetic predisposition, pregnancy, injuries, prolonged standing and aging.
So, prevention is difficult. Measures that can be helpful include compression stockings, regular aerobic activity, maintain a good weight, and avoidance of hot tubs/baths.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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In brief: Stockings
Ted hose are available over-the-counter, and the common many colors.
They look like leggings, but they are firmer compression.

In brief: Stockings
Ted hose are available over-the-counter, and the common many colors.
They look like leggings, but they are firmer compression.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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