What to Do and not Do for Healthy Veins

Vein disease is an extremely common medical condition that is believed to afflict over 30 million Americans according to the Society of Vascular Medicine. Unfortunately, it is believed that only 10 percent will actually seek treatment for their aliment. Why such a small percentage, no one really knows. Perhaps it is due to the common misconception among people in general that vein disease is only a “Cosmetic” condition. Even physicians seem to overwhelmingly hold on to that belief as well, although most would acknowledge that there is a small component of vein disease that is, in their eyes, medical in nature.

I suspect that if you have a venous ulcer or are bleeding or you have a blood clot in one of your varicosities, you would be a medical issue in those physicians’ eyes. Unfortunately, vein disease is much more than just a cosmetic issue. It is in fact a medical condition not much different than its arterial counterpart, peripheral artery disease.

With increasing age, anyone can develop vein disease to some degree. Depending on the severity, venous disease can elicit symptoms as simple as leg pain, fatigue and swelling in those with minimal disease all the way to venous ulcerations and venous thrombosis in some of the more severe cases.

Consequently, regardless of the severity of vein disease that you may have, there some basic things that you should and should not do in order to help maintain healthy veins.

What you should do:

What not to do:


If you are one of these people who is suffering from vein disease, it is time for you to get help with your varicose veins and spider veins. Help your body stay healthy and functional. Taking care of your vein issues is the place to start. Call the experts at STL Vein and Cosmetics and let our team of experts help guide you to those legs that you always wanted.

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