Dr. Navarro describes how women can prevent the formation of varicose veins.
The most important will be to avoid estrogens and progesterone. That usually will be hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills, if possible. Then, keep a healthy life with exercising and keep maintaining your weight. Any exercise that strengthens your legs, it’s good for venous circulation. Since the venous circulation is helped by contraction of the muscles in the calf and the foot.
Likewise, maintain your weight. Eat a diet rich in fibers since constipation may be a factor in the development of varicose veins. And if you have any discomfort in the legs, use compression stockings. They will prevent the progression of the disease and symptoms.
About Dr. Navarro, M.D., F.A.C.S.:
Luis Navarro, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Founder and Medical Director of The Vein Treatment Center, established in 1982. Dr. Navarro is a General Surgeon, originally board certified in 1976. He is also a senior Clinical Instructor of Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he was Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Navarro graduated cum laude from the University of Barcelona Medical School in his native Spain. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Navarro is a Diplomate of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Phlebology, International Union of Phlebology, Canadian Society of Phlebology, American Society of Laser Medicine, and numerous other venous-related societies.