Doctors have warned Americans for years that sedentary lifestyles are bad for health. Lethargy at home and even at the office, where people sit in chairs for hours on end, can lead to weight gain, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and other health issues.
Cardiologists specializing in vein care and circulatory disorders have even linked sedentary living to varicose veins and spider veins. Left untreated, varicose veins can become painful and advance into such serious illnesses as chronic venous insufficiency, or CVI.
Medical solutions for varicose or spider veins include surgery, laser treatment, sclerotherapy, varicose vein injection, vein phlebectomy and Least Invasive Techniques (or LIT).
But living a more active lifestyle is best for some patients in preventing varicose veins – and improving overall health. Here’s what you can do to improve circulation and vein health:
“Incorporating a healthy diet and exercise into our lives can help prevent a number of chronic health issues, including vein health,” said Dr. Ariel Soffer, M.D., a board certified cardiologist and specialist in vein care. “Simple exercise will help with weight control, heart health and the care of your veins – even before they become varicose or spider veins.”
If you think you have or may be developing varicose veins, Soffer Health offers FREE vein screenings. Call the office today to schedule a consultation.