How is chronic venous insufficiency treated or managed?
1. Drink plenty of water, at least 1.5-2 liters per day
2. Avoid excessive alcohol drinking while traveling - alcohol consumption dehydrates the body
3. Use compression products - before a long journey (over 3 hours) wear compression stockings. They protect against swelling and reduce the risk of venous thrombosis
4. Avoid long periods of standing or sitting: If you must take a long trip and will be sitting for a long time, flex and extend your legs, feet, and ankles every few hours to keep the blood flowing in the leg veins. If you need to stand for long periods of time, take frequent breaks to sit down and elevate your feet
5. Exercise regularly - instead of lying on the beach, try walking, cycling, jogging, Nordic walking, swimming etc. Movement is beneficial for the vascular system. It eliminates swelling, stagnation of blood in dilated veins, promotes the improvement of oxygenation and nutrition of tissues and improves the flow in all vessels.