Varicose Veins: The Symptoms and Warning Signs

Varicose veins are larger-than-normal, gnarled veins most often in the legs, caused by a pooling of blood from valves within the veins not closing all the way. This can happen with any superficial vein but is most commonly found in the legs since standing and walking increases the pressure on your veins. Although for many people varicose veins are simply displeasing to look at, for others they can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Varicose veins could even lead to some serious health problems. Here are the symptoms and signs of Varicose veins.

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Coping with Varicose Veins as an Athlete

Athletes keep themselves in top physical condition. However, even they have to cope with the same risk of injury as the rest of us. Varicose veins can strike at any time, even when an athlete least expects it. In addition to causing a lot of pain and discomfort, varicose veins can also slow down athletic performance and make it hard to keep up a training schedule or certain activity.

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Stress Management Tips for Better Vein Health

Stress can come from anywhere, and no one is immune. Everyone experiences a little bit of stress every day, whether it’s from something big like work or something small like a speeding ticket. All that stress can have a serious effect on your health, particularly your veins. Check out these stress management tips to help you regulate your stress and stay healthier, longer.

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How The Summer Heat Affects Your Varicose Veins

When it gets to be late spring, a lot of people become anxious for summer to get here – from the last day of school to exciting summer vacations – summertime is the season for fun. However, most patients suffering from varicose veins feel the most relieved when summer is over. The hotter months can increase blood flow and worsen the varicose veins symptoms.

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5 Foods to Eat if You Have Varicose Veins (and what foods to avoid)

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Aside from genetics, nutrition and lifestyle are also key factors that can play a huge role in the development of varicose veins. Fortunately, you can pay attention to what you’re putting into your body and tweak your eating habits to ensure you’re getting enough micronutrients in your diet. Here are a few foods to help you eat your way to healthier veins: [Read more…]

5 Exercises to Help Prevent Varicose Veins

5 Exercises to Prevent Varicose Veins

One of the key factors in the development of varicose veins is an inactive lifestyle. Not getting enough exercise slows circulation and allows blood to pool in the lower limbs. Incorporating a little more activity into your lifestyle is a great way to combat varicose veins.

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