That of heavy legs is a common ailment prevalent in richer countries where the lifestyle and work forces most people, and especially women, to stand for long hours standing or sitting.
The main cause of heavy legs is venous insufficiency, that is, the inability of the blood to go up from ankle to thigh with the right level of compression required.
In the cold months, effective help to the movement comes from the tights, women’s stockings par excellence not only available in many colors, but also in thickness and with features that give well-being to the legs.
Thanks to the new fashion trends, the use of the tights has spread even among girls and young women who have so far stayed away convinced it was only an accessory suitable for mature women. The graduated compression stockings, today is very similar to a normal pair of tights, but it has also the ability to compress the ankles to facilitate blood circulation along the calves on which the pressure is slight, and to the thighs where the compression is present but imperceptible.
The graduated compression stockings are recommended to pregnant women who live together for months with heavy legs, for those who travel often by plane and who for many hours a day is standing or sitting.
And in the warm months, as it prevents heavy legs?
When you can not wear tights, as in the warm months, you can take some measures to counter venous insufficiency that, we stress, it can also cause severe chronic venous disease.
– Keep moving legs and ankles as much as possible: Even while sitting, you can rotate your ankles to keep more active circulation.
– Keep higher heart legs: So prefer to lie on the couch rather than sit in the chair, so you avoid crossing your legs or keep them dangling.
– Wear comfortable clothes: The clothes are too tight restricting proper blood circulation.
– Avoid hot baths too: The Finnish or Scottish shower, for example, is only suitable for those who are not predisposed to venous disorders. Better to seek advice from your doctor.
– Check the weight: Being overweight puts strain on the heart, arteries and veins to also cause venous insufficiency.