Probability has it that you’ve probably seen at least one senior with dark, meandering, thick eins bulging out of their legs or arms; these veins are called varicose veins– they can be pretty disturbing if you’ve never seen one before.
But what exactly is a varicose vein, anyway?
We’ve established that you most likely know what a varicose vein looks like – if not – or even if you’re unsure – google an image of the stages of varicose veins to see just how alarming the fact that most people who have them don’t immediately seek varicose vein treatment is.
First, you need to know that arteries transport blood away from the heart and veins carry it towardsthe most important muscle in the body – the heart. Now you’re ready to learn!
Seniors’ bodies obviously deteriorate as they grow older. Some people’s bodies drop out of peak performance before they turn 40 or 50, for example, and begin to get as out-of-tune as their senior-aged counterparts at such relatively young ages.
When this drop in bodily performance rears its wrinkly, ugly face, veins’ valves begin to allow blood to pool up in one or more of seniors’ blood vessels in their legs. As the velocity of blood flow on its return trip drops, varicose veins swell with blood, become darker as a result of hyperpigmentation, create meanders or bends in those leg veins as blood tries to find somewhere to form a large pool, and causes itching and pain – plus it looks super gnarly, and notin a good way.
Fortunately, there are several means of stopping varicose veins in their tracks
The best varicose vein treatment available is found by visiting a physician practicing family medicine or a cardiovascular specialist of your choice. However, eating right and taking on the following responsibilities improves the condition of varicose veins in most patients who adhere to daily regimens of both dietary changes andthe below responsibilities – if you want to improve the effectiveness of what you’re about to read, stick to the program religiously!
Try these foods out – don’t cheat on these diet additions if you’re serious about wanting to lose your varicose veins
Keep in mind that the best sources of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are foods like vegetables, fruits, and produce – stay away from vitamin supplements unless you’ve been instructed by your physician to take them.
Aim to keep your meals and snacks as colorful as possible. You need as much vitamin Pas possible, so eat citrus, tropical fruits like mangoes, garlic, strawberries, red bell peppers, and Brussel sprouts.
Diets rich in fiber are highly effective at saying “goodbye” to varicose veins – make sure to consume plenty of water, too.
Simple practices you should follow
Try soaking your varicose-vein-filled legs in cold water; stay away from hot water – the former shrinks these veins, the latter engorges them and causes cramps.
Wear comfortable shoes at all times and make sure to wear compression sleeves or leggings as liberally as possible, even if they don’t look cool.
Need to cut down on swelling in the interim? Kick your legs up higher than your heart to reduce swelling. Lastly, try your hardest to exercise on a daily basis; you should also perform a liberal amount of leg stretches every day.
Metro Vein Centers is a chain of varicose vein treatment centers found across the United States. Created by a fully-licensed medical doctor, Metro Vein Centers celebrates its 12th anniversary with 12 total locations in four states. Founder and chief medical officer Dr. Ali Meslemani’s creation offers treatment services including endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and sclerotherapy.