My mother, aunt, and maternal grandmother had/have terrible, ugly varicose veins! Varicosities run in my family. I am short and not overweight - I never have been. I got my first green/blue veins in my calves when I was 14!
I was and still am physically active - took ballet, I jogged, I was on the swim team - all good activities for circulation, but I still got those ugly things at age 14.
In high school and college, when I was sitting, I always put my legs up, elevated, to help the circulation, I used the stairs, I walked a lot, I wore super support compression hose for years, and even wore them under my pants and/or jeans. Take vitamin E, bioflavinoids - rutin - and psyllium seed to prevent constipation. Eat whole grains, exercise, do NOT smoke, ever, I have noticed that varicosities tend to be worse in the left leg, and I know that the bowels take a final turn on the left side of your abdomen, so avoid constipation and keep your bowels clear and moving by eating whole grains, psyllium seed, vitamin C, rutin, and vitamin E.
I had many children who are now grown. I am retirement age. Euring pregnancy, I got spider veins that went away after the pregnancy. My veins did not get any worse since I noticed them at age 14. I have consulted with a vein surgeon who told me I could have them removed but since they do not bother me, that is, I am not in pain. The doctor told me that most women have caught up to me and their veins are like mine or worse.
I do not believe I will get whatever I have in the way of varicose veins removed or operated on. Surgery always has its own terrible side effects. Since I have learned to live with these veins after all of these years, that may be what I continue to do.
This is an old thread, and I hope your veins got better. Your babies are in school by now.
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