Tips to Handle Venous Deficiency

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tipsEvery year more and more American’s start to notice the signs of vein disease. Venous deficiency happens more in women than men, but that doesn’t make men immune. Spider and varicose veins can occur in both sexes.

Venous deficiency can occur due to lifestyle and or genetics. If your parents have vein issues it could be an indicator of a future health issue for you as well. It gives you even more reason than most to be proactive in your lifestyle and habits.

The best way to work on varicose and spider vein prevention is to live an active and healthy lifestyle. There is, however, no guarantee that good habits alone will keep these unsightly veins away completely. What is known is that these habits can reduce the likelihood of getting these types of diseased veins. It may also help to reduce painful symptoms if you already have them.

Trying to avoid vein issues in your future? Here are some basic easy tips to follow to keep your legs in the very best health possible.

Vein Health Tips

-Exercise regularly. This keeps the blood flowing, which reducing swelling and improves circulation. Exercising also keeps the body’s weight in check.  Being overweight can increase chances of developing varicose veins.

-Maintain your weight. Along with exercising, check your diet to make sure it’s allowing for you to maintain a healthy weight.

-Avoid High Heels. Wear low-heeled shoes to keep blood moving in the veins. High heels keep your calves from properly pumping the blood out of the legs.

-Reduce Salt Intake. Opt for lower sodium foods to reduce swelling and bloating in the body.

-Support Your Legs. Wear compression stockings.

-Keep Your Skin Healthy. Wear sunscreen to help prevent skin damage that could lead to spider veins.

-Move. Avoid standing or sitting down for long periods of time. If you travel in cramped quarters try rotating your ankles, go for a quick walk, or shift your weight.

-Put ‘em Up. Elevate your legs when resting.

If you already have varicose veins or spider veins, the above tips will help reduce pain, visibility, symptoms and prevent the area from getting any worse. If you’re genetically predisposed, the above information can help work against the onset. The best way to treat varicose veins or spider veins is by seeing a veins specialist. Dr. Zuzga West Florida Vein Center in the Tampa, Florida area can answer all your questions about these veins, prevention, and explain all the treatment options to you. To book an appointment with him, call 727-712-3233 or click here.

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