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Tips for Supporting Your Veins Through Summer

Summertime Vein Tips

Blood vessels expand in response to the hot summer temperatures here in Colorado. This means your veins will enlarge to help your body cool itself by increasing blood flow towards the skin. Unfortunately, it may also worsen symptoms of venous insufficiency by increasing the volume of blood held in the vein.

In addition to treatment, here are some tips to help you manage your vein condition over the summer months:

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

It’s important to decrease putting additional stress on your veins to avoid swelling that can come along with the summer heat. Eating a healthy diet to maintain your weight and exercising are great ways to support your overall health and your vein health at once.

To take advantage of the warm weather and take care of your body, try going for a walk, especially late in the day. This activity helps relieve venous congestion and swelling.

Keep Cool

Staying hydrated and out of the hot sun for long periods can help you protect your veins. If you are at home, avoid sitting and standing for prolonged periods, and elevate your legs to let them rest from time to time.

Wear Compression Stockings

Speak to your vein specialist about wearing compression stockings to care for your veins. Compression therapy helps to decrease vein disease and can be used in summer months to get your veins into better shape.

Visit a Vein Specialist for Treatment

Many of our patients that have varicose or spider veins tend to feel insecure about the appearance of their legs when they wear a dress during a formal occasion or shorts during warmer weather.

At Albert Vein Institute, Dr. Albert uses a combination of phlebectomy and saphenous vein ablation treatments to treat varicose veins, closing off the affected veins, and reducing your symptoms. To book an appointment with our team, contact us today.

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