The Gibson

Vein Practice

Varicose Vein Prevention

There are numerous precautions that you can put in place reduce your chance of acquiring varicose or spider veins. These methods aren’t a failsafe guarantee, but will certainly assist in avoiding a diagnosis.


1. Exercise regularly

2. Monitor your weight

3. Elevate, not cross, your legs when sitting

4. Avoid standing for a long period of time

5. Strive to wear clothing that will not restrict the blood flow in your legs, waist or groin.

6. Incorporate high-fibre items into your diet such as vegetables, fruit and whole grains. Avoid salt.



Dr Stuart Gibson

072 259 0433

041 811 1630

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