Varicose veins are the most common peripheral vascular disease when the veins of the lower extremities expand, which is accompanied by impaired blood flow. Many people who are sedentary or stand all day have this problem. Varicose veins provoke stagnation of blood, and as a result, the veins enlarge, weaken, and cannot perform their functions fully.
Violation of blood flow leads to a violation of the structure of blood vessels and the appearance of varicose veins. As a rule, varicose veins are the basis for restrictions, for example, wearing high heels, lifting weights, and some sports. However, people who suffer from varicose veins need physical activity to improve blood circulation in the legs.
Types of physical activity that are strictly prohibited for people with varicose veins:
- static exercises,
- lifting heavy weights (weightlifting),
- use of fitness rubber bands.
The best sports for the prevention and treatment of varicose veins:
Doctors recommend sports in special compression stockings, which support blood vessels and prevent blood from moving down.
Also, you should monitor your veins after any physical activity. If you notice that their condition is getting worse, you should change the type of activity.
Also, if you want to stabilize your veins, you should eat a balanced diet. Therefore, you should eat a varied diet to get all the important elements.
Maintain a balance of protein and fat, and include fiber-rich foods in your diet. Pay attention to the quality of the fat you eat. They are very important for the elasticity of your blood vessels, so eat both animal and vegetable fats in a 50-50 ratio.
Visit a specialist who can find exercises for you that will improve blood circulation in your legs and not harm your health.