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5 Simple Tips to Prevent Your Varicose Veins From Getting Worse

Varicose veins are not always harmless. They can cause discomfort and pain and lead to poor circulation. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to keep your varicose veins from worsening.

Varicose veins are abnormal, enlarged, and twisted veins. While they can occur anywhere on the body, they are most common in the legs. Varicose veins can be uncomfortable and, if left untreated, may lead to more significant problems down the road. 

Some of the symptoms you may experience if you have varicose veins include: 

  • Colour changes in the skin
  • Rash
  • Sores on the legs
  • Sensations in the affected area such as a heavy feeling, burning, and/or aching 

If this condition is making you feel concerned about your appearance or health, then talk to your vein specialist about your varicose vein treatment options, which can include sclerotherapy, echosclerotherapy, and compression stockings. 

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With over 20 years of experience, Glenmore Landing Vein Clinic is a leader in varicose vein treatment. From compression stockings to sclerotherapy and echosclerotherapy, you can trust our physicians and staff to provide you with the best solutions for all your varicose vein concerns. 

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5 Ways to Prevent Your Varicose Veins From Getting Worse 

Varicose veins can not only be unsightly, but they can also become very painful and lead to sores, skin ulcers, and blood clots. The good news? Our team of vein specialists offers minimally invasive, non-surgical techniques to help treat your varicose veins, including echosclerotherapy and sclerotherapy. 

During a consultation, we can assess your varicose or spider vein concerns and help determine which course of treatment is most suitable for you. In the meantime, here are some tips on how to prevent your condition from getting worse: 

1. Exercise regularly.
Physical activity is not only critical for your overall health, but it can also help control the development and progression of varicose veins. Active people are not only less likely to develop the condition, but if they do, they suffer fewer symptoms and are less likely to experience any complications.

2. Lose weight.
Excessive weight increases the strain on your cardiovascular system and it also raises blood pressure, which can promote further deterioration of the veins. If you are overweight, you may want to invest in a weight loss program to keep your varicose veins from worsening.

3. Take frequent breaks from standing or sitting.
If you stand or sit for the majority of the day, you are at greater risk of developing vascular conditions. Make sure to give your legs a break by either lying down and propping them up or walking around every hour or so. Elevating your legs slightly above your heart will help blood flow out of the legs and towards your heart, preventing any blood from pooling in your veins while facilitating healthy circulation.

4. Wear compression stockings.
Compression stockings provide support for weakened superficial veins. This external support can help alleviate any symptoms you may have and prevent your condition from further progressing. However, you must always consult a vein specialist to ensure you find the right size and type of compression stockings for you.

5. Try not to cross your legs.
Sitting down with your legs crossed will inevitably inhibit blood flow through your legs. If you are comfortable crossing your legs, make sure to keep them moving and to switch positions frequently. 


Say Goodbye to Painful and Unsightly Varicose Veins

At our Calgary vein clinic, we make it convenient and simple to get rid of your varicose or spider veins. We offer non-surgical treatments that are minimally invasive, cost-effective and have little to no downtime.

To find out the costs and benefits of our varicose vein treatments, contact us at (403) 253-2555 or fill in our online contact form.


  1. What are the main causes of varicose veins? Varicose veins are caused by increased blood pressure in the veins. This may weaken the walls of the veins and damage the valves. Sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time can increase the pressure within the veins. 
  2. Will varicose veins go away on their own? Varicose veins will not heal on their own and delaying treatment or a visit to your vein specialist will only worsen your condition and may even lead to more serious ailments. 
  3. What causes varicose veins to flare up? The most common causes of flare ups include obesity, pregnancy, and standing for long periods of time. Being sedentary may also be a factor because muscles that are not strong will offer poor blood-pumping action. 
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