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Supporting Your Vein Health in the New Year

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Focusing on Your Vein Health in 2021

Did you know that many of our common New Year’s resolutions not only help our overall health but are specifically beneficial for our vein heath? If you’re looking to improve your vein health this year, start with these lifestyle changes:

Eat Well

One of the most common resolutions we make each year is to eat better. The foods we eat have a significant effect on how well our bodies function and how well we feel — the better your diet, the better your vein health.

These are dietary changes to make if you want to achieve better vein health:

  • Include fibrous foods in your diet.
  • Limit your sodium intake.
  • Choose vitamin-rich foods or consider supplements.

Read More: Dietary Changes to Make for Better Vein Health

Quit Smoking

Studies show that smokers are at an increased risk of vascular conditions compared to non-smokers. If you’ve been trying to quit smoking for some time now, consider this your time to start the process.

Move More

Certain professions that require standing or sitting for prolonged periods can cause you to experience vein problems. Likewise, a sedentary lifestyle can also lead to vein health issues over time after long periods of immobility.

Getting up and active isn’t just good for your vein health — it can also support your overall physical and mental health. Here are a few low-impact activities to consider for the new year:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Running or jogging

If you are sitting for long periods — such as working from home or lounging on the couch — remember to elevate your legs so support proper blood flow.

Wear Compression Socks

Compression socks wrap themselves snuggly around your legs and ankles so that veins have extra support to improve circulation. As you move around and flex your leg muscles, the pressure from the socks pushes on your veins to help blood make it back to your heart.

While compression socks offer some benefits to those with circulation and vein problems, they only help the symptoms, not the actual problem. If you’re wearing compression socks to combat the symptoms caused by varicose veins, you’re better off seeing a vein specialist to address the problem and find a lasting solution truly.

Visit Your Vein Specialist

Many vein conditions, such as varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis, can worsen without the proper treatment. While having a vein condition seems troublesome, the good news is that treatments are usually completed on an outpatient basis and do not require long recovery times. With early diagnosis and treatments, your symptoms can be managed and help lower your risk of complications.

Read More: Benefits of Seeing a Vein Specialist

Vein Treatment in Colorado Springs and Lone Tree

At Albert Vein Institute, Dr. Albert offers various treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, and other venous conditions. These treatments are designed to remove unsightly bulging, knotted veins and improve blood flow in the legs.

To book a consultation, contact our team today: (303) 857-5111