Are you eating a High-fibre content food? It helps in preventing varicose veins formation
Varicose veins are one of the most common disorders, affecting up to more than 50% of people, mostly women. In some cases, it’s merely a cosmetic concern, whereas, in most cases, it causes discomfort and pain to the patient. Varicose veins may lead to several health problems, such as skin ulcers, blood clots, and phlebitis.
Many pieces of evidence suggest that varicose veins are hereditary, i.e., it runs in the family. Along with genetics, there are several other causes of varicose veins such as pregnancy, obesity, overweight, and lengthened standing. The medical treatments available for varicose veins are veins stripping, laser surgery, sclerotherapy, to name a few.
Below mentioned are some preventive measures that can reduce the chances of varicose veins and treat it.
Do you know that the formation of spider veins or varicose veins can be slowed down or prevented by only having a nutritious diet? Well, read along to discover how can you prevent this pain, causing disease by making a few changes in our eating habits.
Before diving into the healthiest options to prevent varicose veins, let’s have a quick look at what to avoid.
1. Food causing water retention
Remove those food items from your diet that reduce the water level in your body because it may result in added pressure on the veins. Foods such as ready meals and processed meats can put unwanted pressure on the valves and may damage it to result in swelling of your blood vessels.
2. Food causing constipation
Avoid consuming high-fiber foods such as salty items and alcohol that can cause constipation as it may also put a lot of pressure on the lower leg, thus increases the chances of varicose veins. Eating salty foods frequently make the body dehydrated, which is one of the leading causes of constipation. To avoid this, drink plenty of water in a day. Have fruits and vegetables rich in fiber, protein, and water.
3. Avoid overeating
Eating in moderation is the key to cure any disease. As when you eat excessively, your body has to work more to carry out the necessary functions. Needless to say, an overweight person feels more pressure on his legs than a healthy one, and this may lead to varicose veins. Replace all your junk food to healthy, fresh food.
Here is the list of daily diet changes that can aid you to prevent or slow down the varicose veins and reduce the pain caused by it.
a. Minimize calorie intake
Consuming a high-calorie diet is associated directly with the varicose veins as it causes various health problems such as excess body weight and obesity. In many cases, people have experienced significant changes in the varicose veins appearance just by shedding a few pounds out of their body. All you need to do is to either reduce your calorie intake or draw the energy out of our body by increasing physical activities such as yoga and exercise.
b. Eat vitamin C rich foods
People suffering from varicose veins should include plenty of food items that are rich in Vitamin E, and Vitamin C. Vitamin C manufactures elastin and collagen in our body that helps our veins remain toned and healthy. It is also needed to increase blood circulation. Hence, deficiency of vitamin C can be a significant cause of Varicose veins.
c. Increase intake of fibre-rich Foods
Our body can’t digest the dietary fiber come from plants. Hence it can’t be used as an energy source for us. Dietary fiber is classified into two categories: Soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber gets dissolved with water, whereas insoluble fiber doesn’t. Soluble fiber can make stool softer and bulkier, hence prevents Constipation. Significant sources of soluble fiber are peas, oats, carrots, flax seeds, and berries.
d. Stay hydrated
In order to digest high-fiber food, you need to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Otherwise, there might be consequences, and the effect can be repelled. You should drink 304 liters of water every day, but if you are not much of a water person, then start small and gradually increase up to the required level. Along with that, to maximize the benefits of fiber and other vitamin-rich diets, you should keep a distance from coffee, tea, alcohol, and other dehydrating foods.
e. Eat foods containing bioflavonoids
Flavonoids or bioflavonoids occur in plants in the form of a group of compounds. These compounds give vibrant colour to vegetables and fruits and protect them from insects and microbes. It has been found in studies that bioflavonoids have the ability to protect the human body also. Many have found a direct link between intake of flavonoids and varicose veins improvement. The significant benefits of flavonoids are blood vessel walls strengthening and prevention of radical stress within the vessels.
If you have doubts of suffering from varicose veins, then book an appointment with a specialist immediately. A vein specialist will review the options available for this treatment that can help you cure varicose veins and reduce its appearance on the affected area.
Dr. Abhilash Sandhyala is one of the best vascular surgeons in Hyderabad. He is a well-known specialist for varicose veins. He has successfully treated varicose veins for more than 5,000 patients. He has been performing the EVLT procedure for the past 4 years with great results.
You can visit Flow Vascular clinic at H.No: 2-22-298/2/A, Sree Krishna Diagnostic Center Building, 2nd Floor, Beside Kalamandir, KPHB Main Road, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. You can also book an appointment on https://www.drabhilash.com/book-an-appointment/ or call on (+91) 99896 49498, 99590 33037.
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