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At the Varicose Vein Clinic in Brisbane, we are dedicated to educating our mothers-to-be on the lifestyle factors that can lead to developing varicose veins during pregnancy. The good news is that understanding the source of varicose veins can reveal key strategies to prevent them! As such, we have compiled a list of preventative and minimising tips you can start implementing right away to help you focus on the joys of pregnancy.
There are three predominant reasons that women may develop varicose veins during pregnancy, these are:
The development of varicose veins, known technically as Varicosities, can be prevented or minimised during pregnancy by following some simple steps:
It is important to exercise daily to keep your blood pumping and flowing throughout your entire body. This can be as a simple brisk walk for 25 minutes to stimulate healthy circulation. The idea is to keep you moving in and out of multiple body positions while safely elevating your heart rate that pumps blood through every muscle of your body.
Avoid lying flat on your back as this can restrict blood flow to the vena cava, which further restricts blood flow to and from the legs.
Wearing compression stockings can reduce the degree of inflammation and swelling you may experience as part of your pregnancy. For best results, put the tights on first thing in the morning and keep them on all day, if possible. Compression stockings are remarkably effective, and are especially useful if you already suffer symptoms of varicose veins. Here at The Varicose Vein Clinic, we stock compression tights and can answer any questions you may have regarding their application, pre and post pregnancy.
All of the above steps can help promote healthy circulation during pregnancy and keep you looking and feeling your best. Although you may develop varicose veins during pregnancy they often disappear on their own a few months after delivery. If however, you find that they do not disappear, we can help you!
At The Varicose Vein Clinic in Brisbane, we offer a range of innovative, effective and safe treatments for the removal of varicose veins, using advanced technology such as Endovenous Laser Ablation (ELA) and Sclerotherapy. These progressive and time efficient treatments can produce optimal results, with little to minimal bruising and discomfort.