Elevate your feet above your heart about 15 minutes, three or four times a day, to help reduce blood pooling.


Wear elastic compression stockings to help prevent blood from flowing backward, causing veins to bulge.


Nix control top pantyhose. Clothing that constricts the waist or groin hinders circulation in the legs.


Eat dark colored fruit. Cherries and blackberries are loaded with compounds (anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins) which tone vein walls.


Snack on pineapple; it contains an enzyme that reduces the build-up of fibrin, the substance that accumulates around damaged veins and make them lumpy.