Are you ready for the pool, the golf course, and family vacation plans? Don’t let varicose veins prevent you from enjoying the season by discovering our tips on how to cope and prepare your legs for the summer. Hydration
Regardless if you have varicose veins or not, staying hydrated is very important. Summer brings warmer temperatures, which causes you to perspire more this time of year. While water is always the best choice, try drinking fluids that contain electrolytes as they may be lost through sweating.
We all know it, but do we really do it? Applying sunscreen is one of the best ways to prevent skin damage from the sun. Sunburns can damage the skin and as result, tiny blood vessels are affected underneath the skin, causing spider veins to form. Heat can also invite inflammation to varicose veins causing even more undesirable pain, aches, and discomfort.
Summer is the perfect time to start an outdoor exercise regimen. Exercise, such as walking, biking or jogging is an exceptional long-term solution to prevent varicose veins from getting worse. Exercise helps manage a healthy body weight and also improves blood circulation.
Varicose and spider veins can be more of a cosmetic issue in the summer. However, hiding your legs with tight clothing is not recommended as this could restrict blood flow. Try wearing cooler, loose fitting clothing such as maxi dresses or cargo shorts to provide your legs relief. Another option is to wear compression socks to not only hide unsightly veins, but to assist with blood flow and reduce pain or swelling.
At The Vein Center, we don’t want your varicose veins to ruin your summer experience, come in for a consultation so we can evaluate your needs and determine the best treatment options for you.