The battle of the bulge is still a very real issue for many across the nation. Along with the dangers that carrying around extra weight brings to an individual’s health, there are also the physical limitations and complications such a varicose veins that can occur.
Weight and Varicose Veins
Being overweight can cause veins in the legs to become diseased because of the pressure put on the legs and the loss of circulation leaving blood trapped in the legs instead of pumping up to the heart. The enlarged veins begin to twist and knot and a person is left with the unsightly appearance so many are embarrassed of.
But just as being overweight can cause the veins to disease and bulge, there are cases where reversing or at least minimizing the effects is certainly possible by simply dropping the extra pounds.
Weight loss to Reverse Vein Disease
If you already suffer from varicose veins, losing weight is a great way to improve the appearance of bulging veins and make removal and treatment options easier to achieve.
Losing weight and staying healthy regardless of your current vein situation will also go a long way in ensuring you don’t put yourself at risk for serious health complications that extend even beyond vein disease and can lead to death.
To achieve long term results, create a balance in your day in physical activity and eat healthy foods that nurture you.
Small Changes Add Up
If you have a job that requires you to stand for hours at a time, you may want to consider breaks where you change positions or pace around to create circulation and shift weight on your legs.
Or, if your job requires you to sit for extended periods, be sure to set an alarm on your mobile device to remind you to get up for a quick walk around every hour.
These changes in your daily life will help shed pounds and keep your varicose veins in control – it might even prevent them from happening.
Want to learn more about weight loss and varicose veins? Contact us today for a free vein disease consultation.