The Holiday season has finally arrived! There are few things more valuable than spending time with family and friends during the holidays, and sometimes it can be stressful, especially if you’re travelling with varicose veins. This season is already stressful enough, you don’t have make it worse by neglecting treatment for varicose veins.
Before begin your holiday, travel plans, it’s important to pay attention to the quality of your health. Travelling if often more difficult for people with health conditions like varicose veins, so you need to make sure you take the necessary steps to have a happy and healthy holiday season.
Symptoms of Vein Disease
Symptoms of vein disease like painful varicose or spider veins, along with itching, burning, cramps, heaviness in the legs, swelling of the feet, may affect your energy levels and reduce your motivation to participate in daily activities. This can be very debilitating, especially during the holiday season when there are so many events, parties, and responsibilities to attend. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, don’t let it prevent you from enjoying your holiday plans. If it’s affecting your ability to live a normal life, then it’s probably time to schedule an appointment with us so we can get you back on track for the holiday season.
5 Travel Tips for Varicose Veins
1. Walk When You Can
Air travel can be exciting and tiring at the same time. Sitting cramped in a seat for long hours can be hard for anyone but for someone with vein problems it’s even harder. To avoid experiencing venous insufficiency, or vein disease symptoms again try walking the cabin aisle whenever possible.
2. Lift Your Heels
When the flight doesn’t allow you to get out of your seat, lift up your heels like you’re getting on your tip-toes in order to engage your calf muscles. This allows the blood to pump from the heart which is key for vein health.
3. Wear Comfortable Clothes
Don’t be in those tight pants or dress while you travel. Wear something loose fitted. Tight clothes cause increased pressure on the abdomen which hinders the venous system’s goal of moving blood up from the legs to the heart.
4. Wear Compression Stockings
A simple and comfortable way to help relieve venous insufficiency symptoms during travel is to wear compression stockings.
5. Stay Hydrated
Water is nature’s answer to so many health problems. Staying hydrated will keep vein walls from narrowing and can even prevent constipation, which also stresses the venous system.
Even if you think you are not at risk of varicose veins, it is still very important to get checked to determine if there are any other underlying, ongoing conditions that may have not caused any noticeable symptoms. Give us a call at 888.768.3467 to find out how we can help you be healthier for the holidays. We offer a variety of treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, and other symptoms of vein disease. Our treatments take about 15-30 minutes depending on the severity of your condition, and require little recovery time so that you can get back to living your life right away.
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