Varicose veins are incredibly common and it can be difficult to avoid them as we live, and age. You may not be able to prevent varicose veins entirely, depending upon your individual risk factors. Certain factors are beyond your control. There are, however, are some healthy lifestyle habits that can help you avoid developing, or minimize, varicose veins.
Varicose veins are malfunctioning veins that allow blood to “back up” and pool in the vein. This is what causes the discoloration and the bulging aspect of these veins. Your veins, ideally, should send deoxygenated blood back to your heart and lungs to absorb nutrients and oxygen again. Then, the life-giving blood should re-circulates throughout your body, bringing its nutrients to your cells–so they can become energized, grow, multiply and remain healthy.
In many cases, veins fail to send the blood back to your core as they should. The following reasons account for failing, varicose veins:
If you control the above factors (those that you can control), you can minimize the development of varicose veins. To banish them from your life completely, visit your vascular surgeon at Bellamah Vein Center in Missoula, Montana. We offer many minimally invasive vein treatment options. Contact us today.