Can chronic venous insufficiency be prevented?

To reduce your risk of developing CVI, follow these guidelines:

  • Eat a healthy balanced diet.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Avoid wearing restrictive clothing such as tight girdles or belts.
  • Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Avoid prolonged sitting or standing.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/14/2019.

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