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Posted by: Susan | 2009-11-05

Spider veins

I' m 25 years old (not overweight) and having problems with spider veins. I read somewhere that your diet can help prevent the formation of these veins. Is it true?

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Dear Susan
The tendency to develop spider veins is usually genetic. However capillary fragility may contribute to this condition. Vitamin C is known to help prevent capillary fragility, so you can try eating foods rich in vitamin C like citrus fruits, all berries, guavas, mango, pawpaw, the entire cabbage family, and spinach. Don't take massive doses of vit C tablets because this can cause kidney stones, rather use dietary sources instead. Consult a Dermatologist for treatment of the spider veins.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2009-11-06

Dear Susan
The tendency to develop spider veins is usually genetic. However capillary fragility may contribute to this condition. Vitamin C is known to help prevent capillary fragility, so you can try eating foods rich in vitamin C like citrus fruits, all berries, guavas, mango, pawpaw, the entire cabbage family, and spinach. Don't take massive doses of vit C tablets because this can cause kidney stones, rather use dietary sources instead. Consult a Dermatologist for treatment of the spider veins.
Best regards
DietDoc

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