Maintaining the Health of your Legs is Vital to Being Able to Stay Active as You Age

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aging varicose veins leg health west florida vein centerAs we get older we are more prone to vein issues which bring along with them leg aches, pain, discomfort, varicose veins, spider veins, and even potentially blood clots and leg skin ulcers. Pain and discomfort slow you down and make you less active.

Ironically the less active you become, the more pain you are likely to have. It is a vicious circle.

The best cure is never to get into this position in the first place. While some hazards of venous disease are coded in your DNA and genetics that can’t be avoided, lifestyle choices can be altered and give you the best chance at keeping your legs healthy.

If you smoke – We highly advise you to quit. Smoking takes a quick toll on your cardiovascular health. It can easily lead you down the path of vein problems.

Drink more water – hydration is vital on a constant basis in order for blood to flow smoothly throughout your circulatory system. Chronic dehydration leads to varicose veins. This is a much lesser-known cause.

Keep Your Weight in a Healthy Range – hanging on to extra pounds adds pressure to your entire body, the circulatory system included. Extra weight is very hard on your veins and is a major contributor to vein disease.

Take Regular Breaks – Standing or sitting all day – remaining in one position can deter circulation and lead to vein problems. Take a break and stretch and walk or sit down if you stand up all day at least every few hours.

Wear Compression Socks or Hose – These garments can help relieve pressure inside the veins and keep them healthy. they are also great at helping to relieve pain and discomfort. Compression socks are not just for the elderly, many athletes wear them as well.

The better you take care of yourself the more likelihood of aging gracefully.

Do you see signs of possible varicose veins, spider veins, or feel odd uncomfortable sensations in your legs? Don’t hold off on getting them checked by a Vein Specialist. The sooner you seek treatment the better the prognosis and the less invasive the treatment.

Give West Florida Vein Center a call today at (727) 712-3233 to schedule your screening or visit to learn more.

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