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2017-09-14

Three Times in Life to be Attentive to your Veins

Each year, over 80 million Americans are affected by vein disease. If left untreated, vein disease can potentially develop into varicose veins, which are enlarged veins resulted from a misdirection of blood that can cause overall pain throughout the entire body. Here at Via Vascular, we understand the importance of vein health and offer different solutions to treat vein diseases. Read on to figure out when it is appropriate to pay close attention to your veins to live a healthy life.

  1. Family History of Vein Disease

Do varicose veins run through the family? Family history and genetics alone are the most important factors that can indicate whether or not one is at risk of having vein disease. If vein disease does run through your family, check veins for any sort of discoloration, bulging, and/or pain.  Pay attention to these small signs. Being proactive could help identify anything problematic before it worsens. Beyond inherited genes, environmental influences such as bad family health habits can also be a cause of vein disease.

  1. Standing vs Sitting All Day

Another way varicose veins can form is through stress placed on the veins. For those who work constantly on their feet, you are at risk of adding immense pressure on veins. Similarly, desk-bound jobs can result to poor blood circulation throughout the legs. As a result, this causes veins to perform excessive effort to pump blood to the heart. Solution: take necessary breaks at work. Depending on whether you stand or sit most often at work, relax or move your legs.

  1. During or After Pregnancy

While the myth of pregnancy causing varicose is false, it can provoke any existing conditions and potentially upsurge the chances if you are already susceptible to having vein disease.  Also, 15% of women end up developing varicose veins during pregnancy near the start of the second trimester. Reasons that varicose veins can be affected by pregnancy are hormone levels, lowered blood circulation, and surplus volumes of blood. During pregnancy, make sure to identify any pain or new veins on the body and pay close attention to their state after delivery.

About Via Vascular

Via Vascular can help you decide if you are a candidate for vein disease treatment, and can inform you about the different types and phases of vein treatments offered. If you are unsure about varicose vein or spider vein symptoms or procedures, contact Via Vascular. Find out more information and make an appointment today by calling Via Vascular at (206) 525-8346 or by filling out our online contact form.

 

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