Surprising Habits You Didn’t Know Can Cause Varicose Veins, Part 1

Have you noticed lumpy purple or blue lines that run up and down your legs and wondered what may be the cause of your enlarged veins? As you age, you may see more and more of them developing. Don’t let them keep you from wearing skirts or shorts. Get the best varicose veins treatment Los Angeles can offer to eliminate the unsightly varicose veins and enjoy your summer to the fullest.

Moreover, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to a number of health issues, like leg ulcers that will not heal. While there are many causes of varicose veins, such as pregnancy, age and genetics, there are some everyday habits that can contribute to their formation. Read on to make sure that you avoid these culprits and keep your risk to a minimum.

Standing for long periods of time

Standing in one location and not moving around for long periods of time can cause blood to pool in your legs and rise the pressure within them. This can contribute to the development of varicose veins, as well as spider veins.

Sometimes, however, prolonged standing cannot be avoided. In case your job includes a lot of standing, you should try to walk around more often throughout your day to keep your body from becoming too static. Also, take sitting breaks when possible.

Although some people spend their whole lives standing eight hours a day at work and never get varicose veins, being on your feet all day increases the risk for abnormal veins. Be careful in case you have a family history of spider or varicose veins or you are susceptible to vein-related conditions in any other way. The increased pressure in the veins due to standing for extended periods may weaken the vein walls and cause damage to the valves, putting you at risk for varicose veins.

Fortunately, the best varicose veins treatment Los Angeles can provide is not only a noninvasive and nonsurgical procedure, but also an effective and reliable way to get rid of your varicose or spider veins.

Sitting at your desk all day

Not only standing all day can be problematic; sitting for too long is also unhealthy for your blood flow. During prolonged periods of sitting, gravity can cause blood to pool in the leg veins. With no muscle contractions to pump the blood upward, the blood vessels can become dilated or enlarged over time. This can lead to varicose veins. The key is to routinely move your legs and find a balance between sitting and standing, which can help your legs stay healthy and blemish-free!


As you already know, smoking is bad for your health. Some of the long-term effects of smoking include lung diseases, respiratory issues, cardiovascular issues, etc. Another reason to quit is that smoking can increase your chances of varicose veins. That’s not all! Smoking also puts you at risk of developing complications associated with varicose veins and impaired blood flow.

The best varicose veins treatment Los Angeles

Are your varicose veins keeping you out of skirts and shorts and/or causing health complications, discomfort or pain? Reach out to Beverly Hills Vein Institute for the best varicose veins treatment Los Angeles can provide! Contact us online or call 1 (310) 853 – 5850 to book an appointment and learn more about our minimally invasive procedures.

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