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Vein Health Tips for Fall

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Improving Your Vein Health This Fall

Fall is the perfect time for new beginnings — meaning there’s no better time to start taking care of your vein health. Here are some tips to help you as the seasons change:

Exercise Outdoors

The weather will begin to cool down here in Colorado over the next few months, and before extreme winter weather comes around, fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and go for a walk. Whether you’re going for a bike ride, a jog, or a leisurely walk, getting up and moving will help support your circulation.

Wear Compression Stockings

With cooler temperatures and long pants making a return, fall is a great time to start wearing compression stockings to support your vein health. These stockings help keep pressure on your lower legs, maintaining blood flow, and keeping swelling under control.

Healthy Autumn Foods

We love a good, hearty meal once fall rolls around — and many of your favorite fall ingredients can help support your overall health and your veins. Here are some choices to add to your grocery list:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Pumpkin
  • Asparagus
  • Apples
  • Kale

Varicose Vein Treatments

If you’ve been waiting to treat your varicose veins, use the changing of the seasons to finally seek relief. Cooler temperatures help aid in your healing without direct exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Similar to compression stockings, you’ll be able to let your legs recover from varicose vein treatments during fall without feeling self-conscious in shorts or dresses.

Athlete Vein Care

Few things go better together than autumn and a good football game — but just like joint issues, athletes are susceptible to forming vein conditions, too.

Athletes commonly form varicose veins because they play sports that require their legs to support additional weight over extended periods of time or where repetitive motion activities increase the amount of stress in the legs.

In addition to caring for your muscles and overall physical wellbeing, it’s important for athletes to care for their vein health as well. Here are some tips to help you manage your veins on the field:

  • Avoid foods with high levels of sodium.
  • Eat more foods that are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Include rest days and stretching to your routine.
  • Visit a vein specialist for a consultation.

Knowing Your Risk Factors

It’s important for women and men to be mindful of their vein health due to risks of cardiac conditions later in life.

In general, some conditions that may make men and women more susceptible to venous issues include:

  • Older age.
  • Family history.
  • Significant weight gain or obesity.
  • Sedentary or inactive lifestyle.
  • Jobs that require prolonged periods of standing or sitting.

It’s also important to note that pregnant women are more likely to develop varicose veins, and taking proper prenatal care is essential.

See Our Vein Specialist This Fall

Whether you choose to take better care of your veins this season or you’re ready to start vein treatments, our team is here to help. Albert Vein Institute is a nationally accredited IAC vein center of excellence, dedicated to meeting patients' needs in a comfortable and safe atmosphere with state-of-the-medical-arts techniques under the experienced supervision of Dr. James D. Albert.

If you find yourself struggling with vein disease-related issues, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Lone Tree or Colorado Springs offices.

For more vein tips, read our blog.