A number of simple measures should be followed to prevent further deterioration of varicose veins.

1. Activate your calf muscles (by walking, jogging, running). This will encourage the muscles to contract, which will stimulate blood flow through the venous system and the return of blood back to the heart.

2. Elevate the legs when you can. This will help the return of blood to the heart.

3. Wear graduated compression stockings. These provide more compression near the ankles and less further up the limb, which encourages the flow of blood back to the heart.

4. Avoid prolonged sitting and standing. Exercise activates your calf muscles and helps to empty your veins. When sitting or standing cannot be avoided, activate the calf muscle pump by flexing your feet, to lift your heels off the ground. At work or during long distance travel, get up from time to time and go for a walk.

5. Lose weight. Excess weight can worsen varicose veins and cause both venous and lymphatic problems.

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