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Additional Leg Health Information - Vein health and vein disorders | Benefits of graduated supporth therapy

Step 1 STEP 1... Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Exercises, especially walking, contracts and relaxes the calf muscles. The regular contraction and relaxation of these muscles act like a “second heart” as the veins are alternately squeezed and released, causing blood to be pushed towards the heart, thereby improving blood flow.

Step 2Step 2 STEP 2... When it is necessary to sit or stand for a long time, rock your feet up and down. This exercise simulates the beneficial effects of walking and promotes venous circulation.

Step 3 STEP 3... Elevate your feet. Elevating your feet above the level of the heart several times each day helps venous blood fight the effects of gravity.

Step 4 STEP 4... Avoid excessive heat, such as sunbathing and very hot baths. Heat dilates veins, reducing effective circulation and increasing the pooling of blood.

Step 5 STEP 5... Control your weight. Excess weight burdens the entire circulatory system.

Step 6 STEP 6... Wear graduated compression socks and stockings to improve venous circulation to prevent and treat venous problems.

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Vein health and vein disorders
Benefits of graduated supporth therapy

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