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When it comes to spider veins, the lifestyle you lead plays a big part. Knowing the small changes you can make to make a difference to your condition or prevent it from worsening gives you back an element of power when it comes back to your health.

Here, we focus on aspects such as diet, exercise, weight management, and injury and how they are connected with spider veins.


Is it just a bruise? Recognising spider veins after injury

So what actually causes bruises? They are caused by tiny blood vessels called capillaries that break or burst under the skin's surface. You may also notice the smaller red and blue web-like structures too. These could be spider veins: small damaged blood vessels under the skin that are now visible. Whilst sometimes uncomfortable, bruises are […]

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Maximising protein production: top nutrition tips for healthy collagen levels

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is crucial to all ‘connective tissue’ which includes your skin, bones, joints and blood vessel walls. Repair and restoration of tissue depend on collagen production, which is the most important substance in the most superficial layer of your skin that keeps it looking strong and […]

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Weight management, lifestyle change and spider veins

If you are carrying a little more weight than you should, your weight can often be an emotional and a stressful topic to discuss. More often than not, you might avoid the topic completely because of fear and embarrassment. But the only way you can help yourself is by tackling the problem head on. Here […]

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Are berries really anti ageing? Understanding anthocyanins and collagen

It seems that almost every day there’s a new piece of research promoting the potential health benefits of berries: from protecting our brains to lowering cholesterol, reducing our risk of heart disease to supporting our eye health. The most recent claims, however, have focused on their supposed anti-ageing effects, however, is there much truth to […]

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Boosting your blood vessel health: what role does fibre play?

Mention the word fibre, and most of us think of digestive health. However, fibre can actually have an important role to play in maintaining healthy capillaries. Indeed, a healthy amount of fibre may help to reduce the risk of developing spider veins (more to follow on this below). With this in mind, here is a […]

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What are flavonoids and how can they help my spider veins?

Despite what you might think, spider veins are incredibly common: formed by clusters of capillaries growing close to the surface of the skin, they are incredibly common and are usually found on the face and legs. They look like a cluster of tiny blood vessels, often taking on a spider web or tree like formation […]

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Salt and spider veins: how and why to reduce your intake

You may have heard of spider veins, but what actually are they and what does salt have to do with it? Spider veins are a cluster of minuscule blood vessels which appear near to the surface of the skin and resemble a spider web or tree branch like appearance. They are usually red or blue, […]

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