5 Ways to Take Care of Your Veins this Winter

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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

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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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How to Survive the Holidays With Varicose Veins

It’s the most wonderful, yet stressful time of the year. The holidays can be cheerful, but they can also be hard for those who have varicose veins. Here are 6 tips on how to survive the holiday by reducing the pain you may experience from varicose veins:

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How to Manage Varicose Vein Pain

Many people that experience varicose veins suffer pain. This is because the valves in the veins are malfunctioning, making it harder for blood to flow upwards. Without proper blood flow, the blood starts to pool and collect in areas, increasing the pressure on the vein, causing it to bulge and/or twist. Over time this pressure can result in pain. Summit Skin & Vein Care recommends a consultation for advice on a possible long-term treatment for varicose veins. However, when awaiting treatment options, try these methods to assist in reducing the pain of varicose veins.

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October Events in Lee’s Summit

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Family Fun This October

Looking for something to do in Lee’s Summit in October? There are plenty of fun-filled family events going on!

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