How to Get Through Summer with Varicose Veins
- Posted on: May 30 2019
Summer is around the corner and that has us thinking of shorts, flip-flops, and days on the beach. You may be thinking of all the same things and more if you have varicose veins. In our experience, people with varicose veins tend to develop ways of hiding their legs during the warm-weather months. Here, we suggest a few tips on preparing for a healthy, enjoyable summer even before you schedule your visit with us to discuss how to say goodbye to stubborn, bulging veins for good.
- Let’s talk dress. More than hiding varicose and spider veins, it is important to also choose clothing based on the overall health of the vein. Tight clothing like skinny jeans may be in style but this item may inhibit adequate blood flow and should be stretchy if it’s a must-have in your closet. Alternative options for comfort, health, and a beautiful cosmetic disguise include maxi skirts and dresses that are flowy enough to feel cool and long enough to look cool.
- Sun protection is necessary for your veins, too! We talk about applying sunscreen as a way to prevent skin cancer and sunburn, but there are also benefits for your veins in this tip. When the epidermis sustains a sunburn, the tiny vessels below the skin are also affected. This increases the risk of worsened or new spider veins. The heat of direct sunlight can also cause inflammation that exacerbates swelling in varicose veins.
- Don’t skip out on the gym. However, you exercise, keep up the pace during summer. Daily movement not only helps to manage weight, which is a contributing factor to varicose veins, but it also promotes healthy circulation that decreases the chances of blood pooling in the lower extremities.
Varicose veins can ruin even the best summer plans. Their appearance creates unnecessary self-consciousness. Their presence causes unpleasant discomfort. Why not start this summer differently? Create a new plan for your varicose veins; one that includes getting rid of them so you don’t have to hide anymore. We’d be happy to help.
Learn more about varicose veins treatment. Call our Columbia, SC office at (803) 253-8667. We offer virtual vein screenings!
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