Don’t let varicose vein and spider vein pain or discomfort affect your daily life. The San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center has a comprehensive understanding of cardiovascular health issues and provides many minimally invasive procedures and personalized care to help treat vein health issues. There are also easy daily habits such as exercising, keeping hydrated, and certain food restrictions, which can help minimize varicose vein or spider vein pain and symptoms.
What types of food to avoid eating:
- Salt and Sodium – can affect blood pressure and blood thickness. Someone with spider vein or varicose vein pain, circulatory system problems, or cardiovascular health issues should keep away from eating foods with high sodium. Luckily low sodium varieties of food favorites are becoming popular and easily available options, which is better for those with venous health issues.
- Fried Foods – can be high in fat and sodium content and have hardly any nutritional value. Fried foods can not only worsen varicose veins but can also cause a myriad of other health conditions. Fresh and nutrient-rich foods are always the better choice.
- Canned Foods – lined with the chemical Bisphenol A, can disturb the body’s hormones, can cause more varicose veins or spider veins to appear, exacerbate existing varicose veins, and cause a higher risk of heart and cardiovascular diseases. The FDA recognizes that Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is also an industrial chemical used to make certain plastics that are often used to store foods and beverages. In place of canned food items try to prioritize eating fresh groceries or flash-frozen foods instead.
- Refined or Simple Carbohydrates – such as white bread, white rice, and some pasta can cause health issues. Instead, opt for a diet rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates such as oats and brown rice. These simple everyday food swaps can help lessen varicose vein suffering and help improve vein health.
- Added Sugars – in processed foods like candy, cookies, or even sneakier eats like crackers, condiments, and condiments, cause spikes in blood sugar which is not good for the circulatory system. Choose nourishment containing natural sugars such as fresh whole fruit which slowly release sugar into the blood system and can also help with other vascular health issues.
- Alcoholic Beverages – can lead to dehydration and can cause more varicose veins to develop. When the body is dehydrated the circulatory system has a more difficult time moving blood throughout the body and can cause more pressure on the venous system, which can worsen venous pain or suffering.
Salty foods, sugar-laced treats, and foods containing refined carbohydrates are at the top of the list of what not to eat when you suffer from varicose veins and their symptoms. Avoiding these unhealthy foods and beverages has many benefits and can help not only reduce varicose vein symptoms but also many other health risks. Eating fresh, nutritious food can be easy with these simple and healthy recipes for fighting varicose veins from healwithfood.org.
Varicose vein and spider vein specialist Dr. Behzad Taghizadeh is available to answer your questions and discuss your vein treatment needs. Our team has the expertise to provide comprehensive, personalized treatments for visible varicose veins or spider veins, venous insufficiency, and other cardiovascular health conditions. Contact the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center to schedule a consultation.