Chicago vein expertCongratulations on losing weight (or deciding to lose weight) and taking a giant leap forward in your health and wellness goals. There are many physical changes that happen in your body when you lose weight besides just the weight reduction, says Dr. Ramon Castro, a noted Chicago vein expert.  You are smaller, your cells have changed, and you look and feel great. You are also less likely to develop many major health concerns such as heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes—even vein disease.

Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for developing varicose veins.

Carrying around added body weight is stressful on your whole body, including your veins. Excess weight puts extra strain on your veins, because they have to work that much harder to move blood out of your lower body. Although many overweight and obese individuals do work out, failing to get regular exercise and eat healthy foods in moderation can contribute to a higher body weight. What’s more, is that both lack of physical activity and excess weight contribute to vein disease and varicose veins.

Can losing weight make varicose veins go away?

Unfortunately no. Diseased veins do not heal on their own once they’ve been damaged. That said, losing weight is still very beneficial to your venous system. The less excess weight you’re carrying around, the more efficient your veins will be, and, generally, the less symptoms you’ll have. Losing weight also helps reduce your risk of developing future varicosities.

So how do I get rid of unwanted varicose veins?

Once you develop varicose veins, the only way to get rid of them is by getting varicose vein treatment in Chicago. So come see Dr. Ramon Castro, a leading varicose and spider vein doctor in Chicago. To schedule your appointment with our Chicago vein expert, call 773-283-7887 or go online. You’ll be glad you did.