Get rid of unsightly veins

People associate varicose veins with the elderly. Not true. Even young women (and men) can be afflicted by these. So what can you do to keep them to a minimum?

Take action:
Avoid standing for lengthy periods of time; eat as little salt as possible (apart from eating less salt at the table, go slow on the cured meat, crisps, stock, pickles and gravy); take vitamin C – 1g per day; lose weight if you need to; put your legs up as often as possible to let the fluid drain away from the varicose vein; and consult your doctor if you're concerned – various treatment options are available.

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