Whether you have been under stress due to the current COVID-19 pandemic or because of the upcoming holiday season, an important question to ask yourself is: How has stress affected my well-being?
2020 has been a trying year filled with uncertainty and lifestyle changes. Social distancing, working from home and other current restrictions have put new stressors on maintaining overall health for everyone. As we move towards the new year, we look for ways to safely kickstart a lifestyle where we feel great, and look good at the same time.
Are your veins and heart-healthy?
At San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center we start with our patient’s vein health. When veins are healthy and working properly our patients not only feel better, because their blood flow is working properly, but are also pleased with a minimized appearance of varicose veins. When veins are healthy there is a continuous flow of blood from the legs back towards the heart. To help prevent the backflow of blood, valves within the veins of the legs are present. When veins aren’t functioning properly and they are having trouble sending blood from your legs back to your heart varicose veins may occur which appear swollen and raised, have a bluish-purple or red color, and are frequently painful.
Varicose veins can be very unpleasant and are disliked for being visually unappealing, but there is a health risk involved as well which can have a huge impact on your well-being. In the event of varicose veins, leg valves are often missing or weakened, and blood leaks back through the damaged valves which can cause aching, throbbing, or a feeling of heaviness in your legs. When this happens and blood doesn’t backflow properly from your veins to your heart it causes blood to pool in the veins in your legs leading to a condition called venous insufficiency.
DIY tips to prevent varicose veins and venous insufficiency.
With health and wellness being a top priority at San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center we have to be sure we don’t ignore the signs of vein disease. Venous insufficiency affects up to 40% of the American population and has many men and women looking for the best treatments for their symptoms. San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center is here to help you with a few simple steps you can take to lower your chances of developing the condition. Keep in mind that venous insufficiency is often hereditary so consistently practicing a few of these steps early on may lessen your chances of developing the condition:
- Get up and move around frequently.
- Don’t sit or stand in one position for long stretches of time.
- Don’t smoke, and if you do smoke, quit.
- Get regular exercise.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
For more ideas on improving circulation check out our blog: Improve Your Varicose Veins with These Circulation Ideas
Add looking good and feeling good to your holiday plans for your 2021 New Year’s resolution. If you’re bothered by the pain or appearance of varicose veins, you can find customized solutions at San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center where our vein specialist, Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh offers comprehensive care for varicose veins. Clients from all over San Diego County trust our team at the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center with the treatment of their vascular conditions and with the management of their health.
To learn more about our services, procedures, and treatments, call the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center office nearest you or book an appointment online today.
The entire team at the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center is dedicated to keeping up with the latest safety protocols. Our offices’ health and safety measures include: contactless payments, face masks, staff wearing gloves and masks, hand sanitizing, social distancing, sanitizing between patients, and temperature checks. We are also now accepting telehealth appointments and patients can schedule a virtual visit.