Don’t let varicose veins ruin your summer

Fotolia 165189605 Subscription Monthly XLWhile summer is a great opportunity for many people to enjoy the outdoors, it can be a painful time – both physically and emotionally – for those with varicose veins.

Varicose veins occur when one-way valves are unable to pump blood to the heart and the blood pools at the bottom of the vein. Warm weather and exercise can cause these veins to increase in size and appearance, as well as become very painful.

Here are some tips to help reduce these symptoms this summer:

  • Stay hydrated to reduce leg swelling and cramping
  • Raise your legs above your heart three times a day for 15 minute at a time 
  • Take frequent breaks while doing strenuous activities
  • Talk to a specialist about compression stockings

For other forms of varicose vein treatment, schedule a consultation with the vascular surgeons at Jefferson Surgical Clinic by calling 540-283-6000 today.

 

Last modified on Monday, 07 August 2017 09:33