Varicose Veins

I have varicose veins, what should I do?

Pregnancy can lead to varicose veins. They are due to increased blood volume, a hormone (progesterone) and uterine weight which prevents good venous return.
They fade after pregnancy.

Practical advice:

  • Cold showers from bottom to top
  • Legs raised as soon as possible
  • Compression stockings
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing
  • Avoid prolonged bed rest

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Last update : 29/01/2019