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Varicose Veins in Your 20s: Causes, Symptoms & Natural Remedies

While varicose and spider veins are more likely to develop after the age of 50, especially in women, plenty of young people find themselves developing varicose veins as early as their 20s. Thankfully, there are many lifestyle changes young people can make at home to either prevent or treat the appearance of varicose and spider veins. Read on to discover symptoms and causes as well as natural and medical varicose vein treatments. What Are Varicose and Spider Veins? The Office of Women’s Health defines varicose veins as “twisted veins that can be blue, red or skin-colored. The larger veins may appear ropelike and make the skin bulge out.” Varicose veins usually appear on the thighs, the backs and fronts of...

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How Improving Venous Circulation Can Benefit Your Overall Health

Venous circulation plays an essential role in our circulatory system, as well as our overall health. Our veins are designed to circulate deoxygenated blood back to the heart from different parts of our bodies to keep our circulatory system functioning properly. When our veins can’t return deoxygenated blood to the heart from our extremities, our circulation is impaired. This can lead to painful swelling of the legs, varicose veins, achy legs and other symptoms of venous disease. Whether you have a family history of venous disease or not, improving venous circulation can significantly boost your quality of life and prevent existing symptoms from worsening. Here, we’ll explain the health benefits of improving venous circulation and outline some steps to take...

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Elevate to Alleviate: How Can Leg Elevation Help During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a time filled with joy, anticipation and preparation, but it can also take a physical toll on your body. You’ll experience a wide range of less-than-pleasant pregnancy side effects, including swelling, aches and pains in the feet and legs. One of the simplest ways you can help reduce frustrating pregnancy leg pain is to elevate your feet to boost circulation and help eliminate some of the pressure. Along with the occasional foot massage, leg elevation can help combat pain and swelling so you’re (quite literally) back on your feet in no time. Why Do My Legs Hurt During Pregnancy? It helps to know why your legs, feet and ankles may feel pained in the first place. Two things...

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Leg Elevation the Wrong Way: 15 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Physicians have used leg elevation for centuries to treat venous problems, swelling and other health issues. This simple technique is a low-cost, reliable method to improve your leg and vein health in a multitude of ways. However, despite the simplicity of elevating your legs, there are ways to do it incorrectly—and these mistakes can diminish the effectiveness of elevating your legs. Read on to discover the 15 common leg elevation mistakes you should avoid. Not using a pillow of any kind. Leg elevation is such a simple technique that it can be very tempting to just throw your legs against the wall or the couch and go...er, lie down. However, not using any kind of pillow can lead to a...

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8 Natural Ways to Improve Blood Circulation in Legs

Blood thinners and other medications can be a critical part of managing poor circulation and accompanying medical conditions. However, there are also complimentary lifestyle changes you can make to support your medications or to simply give your circulation an everyday boost. Discover eight natural ways to improve blood circulation in your legs that don’t require medication. Sit the right way. Sitting comes naturally to mammals of all types, including humans. However, just because we sit naturally doesn’t mean we do it correctly. Sitting can inhibit your circulation, especially if you cross your legs, sit on your feet or otherwise assume a position that impedes the healthy flow of blood. Try not to cross your legs for more than a few...

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