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Spider Veins


People can help prevent spider veins by wearing sunscreen, regularly exercising their legs, eating low-salt diets, avoiding tight clothing that constricts the waist and legs, and avoiding putting prolonged pressure on the legs. (To relieve pressure, elevate the legs and refrain from crossing legs when sitting.) Support hose, while not particularly stylish, may help prevent spider veins as well, though realistically clothing will have minimal effect on the development of the condition. (Support hose does help with varicose veins, however.)


Exercise can't banish spider veins, but it can relieve discomfort, improve the strength of your veins, prevent spider veins from getting worse and also prevent or slow the development of additional spider veins.

Like the heart, the system of veins in our legs also works as a pump to move the blood through the body—and exercising this network of blood vessels helps keep it strong. Whether biking, running, swimming, or just taking a brisk stroll around the neighborhood, any aerobic exercise that works your legs will improve circulation and preserve the health of your veins.

Being overweight can exacerbate spider or varicose veins, as there is more blood that must be pushed back to the heart, and this puts more strain on veins. A fitness and diet plan for weight loss can combat the formation of additional spider veins.

Product treatments: Properly-fitting support pantyhose can help diminish existing spider veins. Skin hydration, weight loss, and walking (which increases blood circulation) can also help.