Good blood circulation is vital to physical wellness. Oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the cells in the body and waste products are removed through circulation. Certain factors can affect good circulation such as blood pressure, heart health, and vein health, which can also be impacted by other health conditions including diabetes, cholesterol levels, and venous insufficiency.
Therefore, it’s easy to see that good circulation is a necessity for good health and circulation is improved by maintaining overall health and the habits that promote it. Avoiding all tobacco products is a great start. Controlling body weight and vein health by consuming foods that are high in fiber and nutrients and low in saturated fat and salt are an important step.
Regular exercise is always great for circulation, improving blood flow and easing pressure on the veins. Try leg lifts, calf raises, bicycle legs and side lunges to get the blood pumping. Low-impact exercise such as swimming, walking, or yoga can also be beneficial.
High heels and tight clothing and crossing the legs when sitting can restrict circulation. Elevating the legs above the heart for 15 minutes, 3-4 times per day, and changing sitting or standing positions regularly can all help to ease pressure on leg veins and help to prevent blood pooling.
Compression stockings can help by providing pressure that is greatest at the ankle and gradually decreasing as they move up the leg. The increased pressure in the tissue of the lower area of the leg can help minimize swelling and promote better circulation.
Healthy veins, vein valves, and arteries allow blood to pass through them from the heart and to return blood back from the legs. When veins become abnormal or diseased, the result is typically the development of spider veins or varicose veins and can often result in symptoms such as swelling, itching, pain, or discomfort.
When circulation is impaired and symptoms are painful it is important to consult with a varicose vein specialist. A specialist vein doctor can effectively provide treatment for varicose veins using the latest endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins techniques in just minutes per leg.
Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.
If you would like more information regarding boosting your circulation, or about laser surgery for varicose veins or spider veins, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.