Q12. Can you prevent thread veins?

A12. You can reduce your risk of developing these by a few simple changes to your lifestyle. This means maintaining a healthy weight or taking steps to reduce your weight if obese/overweight.

Avoid sitting with your ankles crossed and get up and walk around several times in a day.

If you are employed in a capacity where you are stood on your feet all day then sit down whenever you have a break (if possible) and shift your weight from one foot to the other.

Walk around at intervals to keep your circulation going.

Consider an exercise such as yoga which requires you to perform a range of movements, some of which are inverted thereby enabling your blood supply to move from your legs up towards your heart.

These are covered in more detail in our preventing thread veins section.

FAQS Index:

Thread veins FAQs

  1. What are thread veins?
  2. What causes thread veins?
  3. Are there people who are more prone to getting thread veins?
  4. Are there particular jobs which carry a high risk of thread veins?
  5. Is it possible to inherit thread veins?
  6. Are thread veins dangerous?
  7. How do you treat thread veins?
  1. How does laser treatment work?
  2. What is microsclerotherapy?
  3. Can I use a natural remedy to treat my thread veins?
  4. Can you cure thread veins?
  5. Can you prevent thread veins?
  6. Is it possible to develop thread veins and varicose veins?

Guide to Thread Veins

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