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What are the recommendations for pregnancy varicose veins?

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Although varicose veins are usually hereditary, here are some preventive tips:

  • Avoid standing or sitting in one place for long periods. It's important to get up and move around often.
  • Avoid remaining in any position that might restrict the circulation in your legs (such as crossing your legs while sitting).
  • Elevate your legs and feet while sitting.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Wear support hose but avoid any leg wear that is too tight or constraining.

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

SOURCE:  The American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 8, 2019

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