1. Follow a proper feed. Enter in your diet foods rich in vitamin E and routine, which are fundamental in regulating venous tone and in the elasticity of the walls. Foods rich in these substances are fish, fruit (blueberries, apricots, citrus fruits, wheat) and vegetables (beetroot). It avoids fatty foods (cheeses, fried, etc.), as if excess can promote the onset of cardiovascular disease.
  2. Lose weight. Overweight and obesity are one of the major factors predisposing to venous insufficiency, as they increase inhibition of venous return and increase hormone production (eg estrogen, etc.).
  3. Avoid driving a sedentary life. Daily aerobic exercise is recommended in all therapeutic regimens. Walking at least 30 minutes a day activates basal metabolism and circulation, reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
  4. Choose to wear shoes and comfortable clothing. The correct plantar support is one of the cardinal veins of the venous return, as it allows proper pressure on the venous Lejars sole that acts by pushing the blood to the heart. Precious low shoes and clothes that do not hinder circulation (eg too tight).
  5. Do not stand for too long standing still. Prolonged orthostatism may favor venous stasis.
  6. Drink at least 1.5 L of water per day. Our body is made up of 70% water and therefore needs a proper daily water supply. In the absence of adequate hydration the organism reacts with water retention which in turn can cause swelling.
  7. Do not expose to prolonged periods of high heat. Heat causes vasodilation which as a result leads to venous stasis. Summer does not export to the sun in the hottest hours. Cold water showers and spa pathways help the venous circulation.
  8. For long journeys, wear elastic compression stockings and perform simple exercises with feet and legs that help to circulate (calf contraction, back-flexion of the foot, etc.).
  9. Keep your legs slightly raised when you sleep. Lay a thick under the mattress, so that your legs are slightly raised.
  10. Take care of your legs. It is useful in the evening to use moisturizers and daily massages (gently massage from ankle to thigh).