Improve Your Vein Health For A Better Summer
As warmer weather approaches and you switch from long pants and long sleeve shirts to tank tops and shorts, you may feel self-conscious about the visibility of your veins. There are steps you can take to help improve your vein health in time for summer.
Skip the sugary drinks and sodas and drink more water. Better hydration keeps your blood circulating more easily. Extreme dehydration can lead to clots and vein damage.
Some foods are good for your vein health, including high-fiber foods, foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, and beets. Vitamin C is also good for strengthening vein walls. Vitamin-C rich foods include broccoli, cauliflower, oranges, pineapple, and brussels sprouts.
Regular exercise is good for vein health. Maintaining an appropriate weight can help keep your veins from being under too much pressure.
Get Up And Move Around
If you work in an office environment where you’re expected to sit for extended periods of time, you are at risk. Not only is it bad for your veins, but it can be damaging for your overall health. To avoid this, set an alarm and get up to walk every hour throughout your day.
Wear Compression Stockings
If you are prone to varicose veins, wearing compression socks. These socks gently compress the legs and keep blood from pooling and create pressure on your veins. Even if you don’t wear compression socks all the time, you should definitely wear them when you’re traveling long distance.
If you already have unsightly or painful varicose veins, there are a variety of treatments available to help, both cosmetic and for health reasons. Left untreated, varicose veins can lead to further complications, including skin damage, ulcerations, and blood clots. Treatments include:
We proudly serve patients from Traverse City, Cadillac, Manistee, Big Rapids, Houghton Lake, Grayling, Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas with varicose vein treatments. Call today for your consultation at (231) 936-2068 or complete a Contact Form here!