As the summer comes to an end, we get some relief with cooler weather. You might think that cooler weather will give your vein discomfort some relief too, but you’d be wrong. Unfortunately, varicose veins can irritate all year-round. Upcoming months may be a good time to come in for a FREE SCREENING. You can always feel free to check our upcoming free screening events.
Varicose Veins can become a major issue in people’s life if not treated appropriately. Our free screenings are a non-intimidating and non-invasive experience. We can put you on the right path when it comes to treatments. Don’t hesitate with your health.
Signs of Varicose Veins
Signs of Varicose Veins are not always obvious. You should educate yourself on the Sneaky Signs of Varicose Veins. While all of our procedures for treating varicose veins are quick to recover from and covered by most insurance plans, you will possibly be required to wear these medical-grade, long socks for several weeks before beginning more permanent treatment.
Not All Compression Socks Are Created Equal
You have options in choosing your compression sock. The different times of year can call for different types. For additional information check out our previous blog post here. Medical-Grade compressions socks for the fall are much tighter than you might expect. regardless, there are comfortable options. Make sure they’re the right fit for you. Compressions socks will give you an extra layer of warmth in the cooler fall months. That warmth will provide you sweet relief of your irritating varicose veins. Size matters greatly. Choosing the right size is a major factor in comfort. If you ever need help choosing, just reach out to us here. We are happy to assist.
How Compression Socks Help
Compression socks can reduce symptoms of vein problems like pain and swelling. If the pain does persist, medical action May be necessary. You should be able to do what you want to do rather than what your discomfort dictates. Get back to your routine as soon as possible. We will be doing a comprehensive review on different compression socks/stocking in the upcoming weeks.
Tips for a Healthy Vein Lifestyle
Here are some vein health tips and best practices that we suggest to our patients:
Exercising – The cold weather can be a deterrent from exercise. Fall weather coming doesn’t mean you can’t continue exercising. A lot of the time, the cooler weather can make it more comfortable to go for a walk or a jog without sweating. It is important and will lead to alleviation of a lot of pain.
Eating a High-Fiber Diet – High fiber is often associated with keeping veins healthy. Sticking to a diet high in fiber can help to reduce vein swelling and inflammation. Fiber helps to lowers cholesterol levels, helps control blood sugar levels, and aids in achieving a healthy weight. All of these benefit and promote positive vein health.
Don’t Sit With Your Legs Crossed – While it might look comfortable or even professional at times, we highly suggest that you do not cross your legs if you suffer from Varicose Veins. Sitting this way can cause great pressure in your lower legs which can aggravate the pain and discomfort.
Watching Your Weight – Obesity is a major cause of varicose veins. Being overweight can put stress on your joints and muscles. Make sure that you are maintaining a healthy weight or else you may suffer more discomfort. Unhealthy veins develop increasingly as weight gain increases.
Elevate your legs – Elevating your legs can help reduce the swelling that typically goes along with Varicose Veins. Swelling can cause great discomfort, so stay on top of your legs and keep an eye on the swelling.