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Travel tips if you suffer Varicose Veins

Traveling can become a contributing factor to vein disease, this is because all the time we spend in the same position when we travel, the change of timing or humidity of the place, and pressure changes on long flights. We give you some tips you can consider while you travel, however if you do not suffer varicose veins yet, we recommend you to prevent them with this tips at the moment you travel. 

GET MOVING: When you sit for a long time without moving, you put your body at greater risk for Deep vein thrombosis which can be caused by venous insufficiency. So try to walk around at least every 3-4 hours, you will reduce your chances of developing DVT.

WATCH FOR SYMPTOMS: The most common symptom of varicose veins is swelling in the legs, although sudden onset of leg cramps, burning, redness, or tightness or bulging varicose veins are common warning signs as well.
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STAY HYDRATED: The high altitude and low humidity of cabin air can cause you to become dehydrated when you fly. Try not to drink large quantities of alcoholic beverages, tea, coffee, and sodas, as a lot of these substances are actually diuretics which decrease your general hydration. Start increasing water your consumption while you fly instead.

SUPPORT GOOD CIRCULATION: Graduated compression socks can help support your circulation and reduce your feeling of restlessness, especially if varicose veins are common in your family.

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Varicose veins vs spider veins

Varicose veins can be visible on the surface of the skin as large, ropey or bulging veins and are present anywhere from the groin down to the ankle.  However, varicose veins can exist even if no visible signs are present.  Spider veins are small red, purple or blue vessels that twist and turn and are easily visible on the surface of the skin. Spider veins are usually present near the ankles and knees. Venous Hypertension

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Monitoring Your Venous Health in the Winter Time

cold-couple-walking-daylight-1707348Colder months brings daylight saving time which means rising when it’s dark and going to sleep when it’s dark for us mid-westerners. We get a slight disruption in our biological clocks as we adjust. When we are out we bundle up with more layers of clothes. And sometimes don’t notice changes that may take place on our skin besides it getting dry and sometimes very itchy. And while those two things could be only winter related they could also be due to a more significant issue. They can be signs of a venous circulation issue. Many have compromised venous health and do not understand that while they feel fine, they actually could be feeling incredible.

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