According to Circulation journal, approximately 22 million women and 11 million men in the United States between the ages of 40 to 80 years are affected by varicose veins. While the greatest risk factor for developing varicose veins is a genetic predisposition, there are several ways we can forestall their appearance. Here are a few:
- Get Moving – Keeping the blood flowing throughout your body by running, cycling, swimming, hiking, or even taking a casual walk in the neighborhood, can have a positive impact on your overall health, including keeping your veins strong.
- Maintain a Healthy Diet – A diet of cheeseburgers, hot wings, and French fries might taste great, but it won’t help you stay healthy. However, eating balanced diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins will promote good health, and support your vascular system.
- Change Positions Frequently – Sitting or standing for long periods of time is hard on your body. It makes your circulatory system strain to maintain proper blood flow, increasing the chances that the valves in your veins, that fight gravity, will pay the price.
- Stay Hydrated – What do you use to quench your thirst? According to the recommended dietary intake recommendations published by the National Academy of Science, men should consume at least 3.7 liters (close to a gallon) of water each day. Soft drinks, coffee, tea, and energy drinks may give you a caffeine boost, but they also act as diuretics, draining your body of fluids. If water isn’t your first choice, try to gradually replace your usual beverage with water in your daily routine.
- Monitor Your Veins – If you are feeling pain or tingling in your legs or ankles, or the veins in your legs appear dark and somewhat twisted, schedule a consultation with a board-certified vein expert. Using ultrasonic imaging, they can observe the condition of your veins and recommend the best course of action.
In the Chicago area, the experienced physicians, board-certified in venous and lymphatic medicine, of Illinois Vein Specialists have treated more than 10,000 patients. And, because varicose veins are symptomatic of vein disease, consultations and treatment plans are typically covered by insurance. If you require treatment for varicose veins, it can be done in the office, quick and relatively pain free.
llinois Vein Specialists serve patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois. Contact Illinois Vein Specialists to schedule a consultation today.
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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us. That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today. We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois.
We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.