4 Reasons Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Treat Varicose Veins

As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start thinking about spring! One of the best things about spring and summer are the opportunities to show off your legs. If you’re feeling self-conscious about varicose or spider veins this spring, let Summit Skin and Vein Care help!

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Varicose Veins and Blood Clots: What are the Warning Signs?

Did you know that varicose veins can be one of the signs of a serious health risk? Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is when a blood clot forms in your veins and can cause discomfort and pain. Varicose veins are not always connected to VTE, but there are some shared symptoms. We recommend being aware of the warning signs of VTE so that you can reach out to your doctor if you ever think you’re at risk of a blood clot.

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Is It Time to See a Professional Vein Doctor?

Veins keep your body healthy and functioning, which is why staying on top of vein problems is essential for your well-being. There are many different reasons why you may want to make an appointment with a vein specialist, but it’s not always easy to know when you should consult a professional vein doctor. Summit Skin and Vein Care is here to answer your questions as well as provide expert vein advice.

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5 Ways to Take Care of Your Veins this Winter

With winter in full force, it’s hard to think about caring for your veins when all you want to do is curl up on the couch under a warm blanket. Here are a few ways to help support vein health this winter season:

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Varicose Veins Symptoms and Signs

Have you ever noticed thick, larger than normal veins in your legs? These are varicose veins and they are caused by blood pooling in your veins because your valves aren’t closing all the way. Varicose veins can happen in any vein, but we see them the most in the legs because walking and standing are the most common stressors on your veins. You might dislike the way your varicose veins look, or they may be causing a significant amount of pain. Either way, understanding more about your varicose veins could help you avoid serious health problems down the road.

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Teacher’s are at Risk for Varicose Veins

There’s a lot of stress that goes along with being a teacher. Early mornings, late nights, rowdy classrooms, grading homework – teachers have enough to worry about without also having to cope with varicose veins. However, as we progress through the 2021-2022 school year, we’re reminded that teachers are at risk for varicose veins. While there are many reasons that teachers might develop varicose veins, there are also things that teachers can do to prevent or minimize the appearance of varicose veins.

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A Guide to Exercising with Varicose Veins

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with or noticed the existence of varicose veins in your legs, you may already be researching ways to eliminate them. However, if you’re simply looking to minimize their impact or increase your overall comfort level, try incorporating daily exercise into your routine.

The key to successful exercise for varicose veins is to focus on low-impact activities. The reason for this is because high impact exercise like running or jumping increases your blood pressure, thus putting undue pressure on varicose veins. Skip the jogging and try low-impact exercise activities, instead.

Let’s explore a few potential workout routines and low-impact activities that can help improve your quality of life while also assuaging the pain and discomfort associated with varicose veins.

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Summer Skincare Tips

Your skin is the first thing the world sees of you. While beauty is far more than your skin’s surface, it’s still important to take care of your skin so it can take care of you. Summertime is especially hard on skin. Harsh UV rays can cause sunburn and skin damage. Dry air can lead to dry skin. Warm weather can bring out the blood-loving bugs. Hot, humid weather can result in heat rash.

There’s no question that summer can be tough on your skin, but there are ways to take care of your skin, even in the hotter months. Here are a few tips to keep your skin at its best, so you don’t get the summertime skin condition blues.

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When‌ ‌To‌ ‌Seek‌ ‌Varicose‌ ‌Vein‌ ‌Treatment‌ ‌

While for some people, varicose veins are a cosmetic nuisance, others have to deal with throbbing pain that can distract from daily activities. Varicose veins are caused when vein valves become damaged or weakened. These failing vein valves prevent blood from efficiently returning to the heart, causing blood to accumulate in the vein and eventually resulting in the vein’s enlargement. 

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Winter Vein Health Care

With all of this cold weather, it’s easy to neglect caring for your vein health. However, now is the most important time to focus on the health of your veins. Summit Skin and Vein Care has put together some tips to help care for your veins this winter.

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