Four tips for healthy summer veins

To avoid Phlebectomy, Four tips for healthy summer veinsThough Marietta can be a great place for some fun in the sun during the summer months, increased heat and sun exposure can wreak havoc on your veins, especially if you already suffer from vein issues. If you’ve undergone a vein treatment like phlebectomy, you may have long dreamed of ridding yourself of embarrassing veins and wearing your shorts and swimsuits out in public again, but as you dust off your summer clothes it may also be a prudent choice to brush up on how to keep your veins healthy during the heightened risk of summertime.

To keep spider veins and varicose veins from causing you physical and emotional pain, it’s important to pay attention to proper vein health as the weather heats up. Don’t let vein problems derail your summer plans—follow these tips for a happy, healthy, vein-pain-free summer.

Stay Cool

Because heat dilates the veins, many vein issues worsen during the summertime. As the veins expand with higher temperatures, leaky veins can get even worse, leading to more pain and worse symptoms. If you have vein problems of any kind, it’s a good idea to keep your body as cool as possible during the summer. Make sure you wear clothes that aren’t going to have you burning up in the summer heat and think about hitting the water to cool down if you plan to be outside for a prolonged period of time.

Take a Dive

In addition to offering great respite from the summer heat, swimming is one of the best ways to promote normal circulation. A low-impact exercise that saves you joint and leg muscle pain while increasing your heart rate, swimming pumps the muscles of the lower and upper body to improve circulation to the heart and lungs.

Drink H2O

Keeping your body properly hydrated will help it effectively circulate blood, heal injuries faster and allow for healthier skin. Though it seems like a no-brainer, patients with vein problems should pay especially close attention to their hydration levels during the summer, when the heat can easily dry anyone out. If you plan on being out of the AC, plan to also bring a water bottle along.

Wear Compression Stockings

They may not be at the top of anyone’s list of hot summer fashions, but compression stockings put pressure on your legs that helps to move blood up and away from your lower extremities. Though you may not want to wear them outside during July and August for fear of overheating, wearing them regularly will prevent blood from pooling in your legs, which can cause or worsen vein problems.

Varicose and spider veins have ruined too many summers. To keep them from ruining this one, follow these tips and talk to Dr. Perry about the best ways to keep your circulatory system healthy in the Georgia heat.

 

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