How to Improve Your Vein Health

improve vein healthVeins are an essential part of the circulatory system. They are responsible for returning blood to the heart to be reoxygenated. When there is a problem with the veins, the ability to return blood back to the heart becomes impaired. This commonly triggers varicose veins – the unsightly blueish veins that appear bulging on the legs. This results in blood pooling in the legs, causing them to feel heavy, itchy, swollen, and achy.

Most of the time, varicose veins aren’t something serious, but depending on the symptoms you experience, you may choose to treat them. You may also choose to treat them simply to reduce their appearance.


Advances in medicine have greatly improved treatment methods for varicose veins. Treatment is now less invasive, and recovery is quick.

There are steps you can take to improve your vein health and reduce your risk of varicose veins. These prevention tips include:

  • If you do need to sit for prolonged periods, try to move your legs as much as possible, by either lifting them or flexing your foot.
  • Try to get up as much as possible to avoid prolonged sitting.
  • While standing, pivot back and forth or perform calf raises to keep your legs moving.
  • Wear compression socks

It’s also important to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to improve your circulatory system. Undergo regular checkups, especially if you have risk factors for heart problems, to further reduce your risk.

Author Bio

Devon Andre has been involved in the health and dietary supplement industry for a number of years. Devon has written extensively for Bel Marra Health. He has a Bachelor of Forensic Science from the University of Windsor, and went on to complete a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. Devon is keenly aware of trends and new developments in the area of health and wellness. He embraces an active lifestyle combining diet, exercise and healthy choices. By working to inform readers of the options available to them, he hopes to improve their health and quality of life.