If you have varicose veins or another form of vein disease, your vein care specialist in Chicago probably prescribed a treatment plan for you that may have included multiple sessions. It’s important that you take care of your veins between sessions and after your treatment is complete to maintain your healthier veins for years to come. Otherwise, you may need to vein removal in Chicago!
Ways to maintain vein health between sessions or after vein removal in Chicago:
- Exercise. Your veins need help from your calf muscles in order to force blood up and out of the lower body. If you spend a lot of time sitting or standing, blood can ‘get stuck’ or pool inside the veins of your legs and ankles and can lead to varicose veins.
Chicago vein specialists suggest moving around every 20-30 minutes throughout the day to help keep your blood flowing properly. In addition to frequent physical activity, you should also aim to get regular exercise (about 30 minutes, 5 days per week) to strengthen your muscles and tissues to keep your veins and whole body healthy. If you’re not sure where to begin with exercise, Dr. Castro can make some recommendations at your consultation.
- Healthy diet. It’s important to eat right during maintenance, which means eating a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, which are high in nutrients. Additionally, take heed of your sodium content in the foods you’re eating. A diet high in salt can raise your blood pressure and injure your veins.
- Compression therapy. Compression stockings are specially designed socks that apply pressure at just the right points along your legs and ankles to support your veins and circulation. At your visit, Dr. Castro can recommend which compression garments might be best for you. Give us a call at 773-283-7887 or go online for more tips or to schedule your consultation.