Many, for example, one-sixth of men and one-fifth of women in Germany, suffer from venous problems, including heaviness in the legs, varicose veins and the appearance of veins under the skin resembling a spider’s web. So how do you keep your legs healthy and beautiful and avoid and face these problems?
The appearance of blood vessels and capillaries under the skin in a red, blue or purple color may not mean a major health risk, but it may result in a feeling of pain or a feeling of heaviness in the legs, especially after standing for a long time. The appearance of the so-called spider web in the legs and thighs affects the beauty of the lower extremities. When the valves of the veins of the lower extremities fail to prevent blood from returning to the heart, the blood returns to the bottom as a result of gravity and remains there, so that the superficial veins and their branches expand, which leads to the appearance of varicose veins under the skin of the leg.
Raise the legs to the top and remove the burden from them
Raising the legs up helps the blood return towards gravity from the lower extremities to the heart and relieves the burden on the veins and their valves and thus reduces the feeling of heaviness in the legs.
Do not cross your legs while sitting
The best position when sitting on a chair is to put the feet on the floor, so that they are adjacent to each other, and so that the angle between the thigh and the leg is equal to ninety degrees.
Avoid excess weight
Excess weight puts a strain on the blood vessels and may lead to a feeling of heaviness in the legs. Therefore, it is recommended to reduce excess weight by moving and eating a balanced diet at specific times during the day.
Lots of movement reduces the feeling of heaviness in the legs
A lot of movement activates the muscles of the legs. Therefore, those who engage in jobs that require standing or sitting for a long time should allocate periods of time from time to time during work for movement and walking. The stairs should also be climbed on foot instead of using the elevator. On long journeys by bus, train or plane, the legs should be constantly moved. But you should pay attention not to exercise heavy sports because they increase the problems of the legs due to the pressure they cause in the veins, and it is better to practice sports such as swimming, walking, hiking or cycling.
wear compression stockings
Compression stockings have anti-heaviness in the legs caused by blood pooling in the veins. There are four categories of compression stockings, the weakest of which is the first category and they are sometimes found even in shops. Pregnant women are advised to wear compression leggings. A doctor should also be consulted about the appropriate quality of compression stockings.
Drink a lot of water to support the veins
Drinking water makes the blood thin and easy to get to the heart.
Comfortable healthy shoes
Wear comfortable, comfortable shoes that are not too tight and avoid high heels.
Wash your legs with cold water after showering with warm water or steam
When taking a shower, the water temperature should not be more than 38°C, and the bathing period should not be more than 20 minutes. When bathing in the steam bath, lie down and raise the legs up, and then sit down. Before getting up, the feet should be washed with cold water, as this maintains the health of the blood vessels of the lower extremities. It is noteworthy that the feeling of heaviness in the legs increases when temperatures rise in the summer, because the pressure increases on the walls of the veins that expand in the summer and expand and the volume and weight of blood increases in the lower extremities.
Smoking and drinking alcohol lead to vein problems
Nicotine is harmful to the veins. An increase in alcohol consumption also dilates the blood vessels, resulting in more blood remaining in the veins and the formation of varicose veins and spiderwebs under the surface of the skin.