Genetic factors are not the only prevailing reason behind varicose veins or spider veins and their symptoms. A person’s job, lifestyle, diet, injuries, and even life stressors can contribute to the appearance of faulty veins. Fortunately, addressing the causes or factors behind vein health issues and gaining relief is possible.
Occupations where a person is seated for many hours at a time and workers who are on their feet for long periods of time both have various risks of causing varicose veins, spider veins, or other vein-related health problems. For jobs where one is seated, it is important to remember to take breaks to move around for a bit. Jobs that have someone standing for hours on end can aggravate veins on feet and legs, so it is key to take the time to rest and stretch your legs every day. Some varicose vein symptoms to look out for are cramp-pains in the calf or thigh area; ankle, foot, or leg swelling; visible and sore veins; painful, darkened, and warm-to-the-touch skin. Luckily, small changes added to one’s daily lifestyle can go a long way to helping get relief from vein pain and helping improve one’s overall health and wellness.
Some easy wellness tips to help take care of work-related vein pain symptoms are:
Getting enough sleep. Restful, restorative sleep can be beneficial to regulating blood pressure levels which helps maintain good circulatory and heart health.
Elevating your legs. Simple exercises like leg lifts, foot or leg stretches, and massages can help improve the circulation of blood and help reduce leg vein pain.
Staying hydrated. Dehydration can lead to your heart having to work much harder to pump blood throughout one’s body. Drinking liquids is also not the only way to keep hydrated. Many healthy foods have a high water content that can help keep you refreshed.
Eating well. A nutritious diet is an important part of reducing the occurrence of varicose veins, spider veins, vein pain symptoms, and overall wellness. For more information please take a look at our “Foods that Improve Blood Circulation in the Veins” blog.
Also, low impact exercises are a must to help reduce pain, help provide relief and maintain a healthy lifestyle. These types of exercises are important because they do not put added weight or other pressures on the body during workouts. High impact exercises like weightlifting can be counterproductive by potentially putting a strain on the body and exasperating cramps, swelling, and other vein pain issues. Find out more about this topic on our “Varicose Vein Pain During Exercise” blog. Some popular and simple low-impact exercises are walking, swimming, stretching, and biking. Taking five minutes to stretch, a swim a couple of times a week, a daily half-hour stroll, or a bike ride around the neighborhood can all help bring beneficial healthy habits into one’s daily life.
Our specialists have the expertise, training, and technology necessary to provide patients with top-quality care. The San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center takes in all these factors to curate a personalized health plan with easy-to-follow tips and lifestyle changes and minimally invasive vein procedures to help diminish and treat varicose veins and spider veins at the source. Review our site for more information and contact us to schedule a consultation.