(b) Avoid lengthy standing or sitting.
Avoid constrictive clothing.
(d) Avoid constipation and bearing down.
(e) Elevate legs when sitting.
Get adequate rest.
Perform moderate exercise.
Treatment once varicose veins have developed.
(a) Rest with legs and hips elevated.
Wear support stockings before rising (getting up) if varicose veins
(c) Lie on the bed with legs extended at a right angel to the body if
ordered by the physician (see figure 8-3 A).
(d) If in the vulva, may be relieved by placing a pillow under the
buttocks to elevate the hips, assuming the Sim's position (see figure 8-3 B) for a few
minutes several times a day, avoid standing as much as possible, or laying down
instead of sitting when practical.
Figure 8-3. Positions for treatment of varicose veins.
(e) To relieve pain and swelling, take hot sitz baths or local application
of astringent compresses (witch hazel pads).