Pandemic, Paranoia and Problems
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way the world lives. Our priorities have changed and rightfully so. Preventing ourselves from the yet to be fully understood novel disease is important but getting paranoid about it will not help. The World Health Organisation and many scientists have pointed out that the pandemic will last for atleast two years. Use of face mask, Physical distancing and Hand sanitation are our best defence against this virus till science comes up with a vaccine or cure.
Varicose Veins in legs result in poor blood circulation which in turn causes various painful complications such as leg pain, swelling, ulcer and even vein blockages!
Avoid prolonged sitting
If you are working from home, avoid sitting for prolonged periods. After 30 minutes, make sure you walk about for 5 minutes and stretch your body.
Calf muscle strengthing
The calf muscles play an important role in returning blood in leg veins to heart. Do calf muscle strengthing exercise – support your back against a wall and raise both heels (“tippy toe” movements). Do 15 to 20 repetitions, twice daily.
Appropriate clothingAvoid wearing tight, ill fitting clothing which will decrease venous blood return from legs.
September 27, 2020