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Showing Your Veins Some Love This Winter

Caring For Your Veins During Winter

It’s no secret that Colorado winters can have a big impact on our bodies — from limiting time spent outdoors to living a more sedentary lifestyle. If you’re looking for new ways to support your health and improve your lifestyle, taking care of your vein health is a great place to start.

Taking care of your veins now will help ensure that you feel better and look better by the time warmer weather comes around. Here are some key ways you can show your vein health some love this winter.

Get Your Blood Pumping

With many of us spending more time at home this season due to the weather and pandemic guidelines, we may find ourselves stuck in a sedentary routine. Not only is this bad for your overall health, but it can prove detrimental to your veins as well.

Whether you go for a jog around your neighborhood or put on your favorite workout routine indoors, use these colder months to get your blood pumping and combat any existing spider or varicose veins.

Drink Plenty of Water

Did you know that well-hydrated blood is thinner, making it easier to travel through your veins? If you’re looking to up your water intake, try to hold yourself to at least 8 eight-ounce glasses of water per day.

Focus on Vein-Healthy Foods

Looking for new food choices to add to your mix? There are plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and protein options that prove helpful for your vein health. One of the best dietary changes to make is to include more fibrous foods into your diet — as fiber helps promote circulation instead of limiting it.

Some high-fiber foods to try include:

  • Lentils and other beans
  • Dried fruits (just be mindful of sugar content)
  • Whole grains
  • Nuts
  • Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Apples
  • Avocados

Treat Your Veins Now to Feel and Look Better This Spring

Winter is the perfect time to plan for any varicose vein or spider vein treatments you’ve been putting off. During the summer months, you may experience swelling in your legs due to the hot, humid weather — making vein treatment more uncomfortable.

While cold winter weather may keep us indoors more than we’d like, it’s also great for our vein health. Summer months cause blood to pool, but cold weather has the opposite effect and can shrink your veins. And, by the time it’s spring, you can sport your favorite warm-weather clothing without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your veins.

Colorado Vein Treatment

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

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