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2015-11-12

Can Diet Changes Help to Reduce Spider Veins?

Spider veins are quite common and have earned their name from the skinny red and/or blue veins that spread across and appear close to the skin. Generally, spider veins ordinarily appear near the surfaces of legs, behind the knees, and face, but can also appear on any part of the body.

Spider veins can develop for a number of reasons including age, pregnancy, and obesity. However, there are a few ways that you can alter your diet which could help to reduce the chances of developing spider veins.

Foods That Strengthen Your Veins

Spider veins can be prevented by consuming antioxidants and flavonoids, which help keep your veins healthy and assist in building tissue. Citrusy fruits, red grapes, blueberries, and cherries fit into this category. Plants or foods that contain chilies, ginger, garlic, and so forth can help prevent these veins by aiding in quality blood circulation.

High Fiber Diet

In order to have a smooth digestive system, pursue a high-fiber diet! But Fiber can also help to reduce or prevent spider veins from developing from constipation and strain in your bowel movement. Constipation and strain can lead to the development of varicose and spider veins because this can put significant stress on the veins. The veins can get damaged when you try to have a bowel movement. The average person should take in about 25-38 grams of fiber every day, according to Livestrong.com. Some examples of high fiber foods are avocados, whole-grain pasta, apples, corn, bran and lentils.

Reduce Salt Consumption

Taking in too much salt in your diet can not only affect your brain, heart and bone health, but it can also affect the health of your veins. Avoiding foods that contain high sodium such as packaged bread, smoked meats, salted nuts, canned foods, and processed foods can help to reduce the possibility of developing varicose and spider veins.

Pineapples

Pineapples are great for your health and also have the ability to kill cancer cells, according to Mercola.com. Pineapples contain a protein called Fibrin, which prevents blood clots.  The stem and juice from pineapples contain bromelain, which is a digestive enzyme that will aid in improving your circulation.

About Via Vascular

Do you have varicose or spider veins? Trust the experts at Via Vascular. Our doctors offer minimally invasive spider vein treatment and varicose vein treatment in Seattle. Schedule an appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for treatment by calling Via Vascular at (206) 525-8346 or by filling out our online contact form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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