Better circulation equals less vein issues!
Veins in Need:
Our veins work tirelessly to carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart. And unlike their thicker, larger, more muscular circulatory relatives — the arteries — veins are incredibly thin and very stretchy. When they become too stretchy, they can’t perform their blood-returning responsibilities well and the vein valve can not close properly, so blood starts flowing backwards — and that’s when the first signs of vein disease start.
Feelings of vein disease:
You can ward off vein disease or slow its progression and ease those irritating feelings by doing two things you probably have done on a regular basis already eating and drinking.
Certain foods and beverages have been deemed vein-friendly based on key ingredients proven to improve circulation and strengthen vein walls. So now that you are feeling slightly more in control of your vein destiny, let’s take a look at the foods and drinks that show your legs the greatest love.
Feed the need:
It goes without saying that eating a healthy diet on a regular basis keeps you well, And for those who are predisposed to varicose veins or already have them, switching that diet with foods rich in bioflavonoids are especially beneficial to improving overall vein health.
Bioflavonoids, not only provide the pigment that put the color in flowers and fruits but also help reduce varicose veins because of their abundant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities which have been shown to diminish swelling and strengthen the collagen (connective tissue) within vein walls. This stabilizing effect on veins positively affects flow because a stronger wall makes for a better passageway.
Regular exercise can reduce your risk of varicose veins and improve your blood circulation by strengthening the muscles in your legs and other parts of your body. And once you start exercising regularly, you will have more energy to keep moving throughout the day.
Top Exercises for Vein Health
Some of the best types of exercise for vein health are those that activate your leg muscles. Your calf muscles play a huge part in pumping your blood back up to your heart. Here are the top exercises for people with varicose veins:
Walking is an excellent low-impact activity that works all the muscles of the leg, particularly the calf muscles..
Biking is the ultimate in low-impact leg exercise. To stay motivated, try biking outside or explore new neighborhoods. You can also get the same benefits for your blood circulation on a elliptical bike at the gym.
If you have varicose veins, stick to lower weight and higher repetition exercises. These will engage your muscles without impeding the blood flow back to your legs.
Yoga is a great whole-body exercise. There are many styles, so if you are new to it, choose a gentle or low-impact version. Yoga combines gentle stretches with muscle activation. There are also several poses that involve elevating the legs over the heart, which can reduce the pressure on your leg veins.
If you think you are having a vein circulation problem come in to see us here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas and we will address any concerns you may have along with giving you a full exam to make sure your veins are healthy. Call us today at (702) 430 7661. Our staff will be so happy to help you get set up to come in as soon as possible. We take pride in making your worries a thing of the past!
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
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