How to Keep Your Veins Healthy Between Long Island Vein Treatments
How to Keep Your Veins Healthy Between Long Island Vein TreatmentsApril 9, 2018
Here at Advanced Vein Care Solutions, we specialize in performing Long Island vein treatments that help your varicose veins look and feel better. Although treatments such as sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation are very effective, it is possible to undo the work we’ve done if you don’t take care of yourself properly between sessions. The good news is that a little effort on your part between treatments will pay off immeasurably in the long run by ensuring you have beautiful, healthier leg veins.
The following is a guide to maintaining optimal vein health until your next appointment:
The first and most important thing you should do to maintain healthy veins between sessions is to follow your doctor’s recommendations. This is because every patient and every treatment plan is different. For example, most of our treatments allow patients to return to normal activities immediately, but if your Long Island vascular doctor suggests that you take a few days off your feet, it’s in your best interest to do so.
That said, most patients could benefit from getting physical activity during this time. Exercise helps your veins flush fluids out of the lower body, which helps deter swelling, clotting, and further varicose veins from forming. With your doctor’s approval, try standing or walking around every 30 minutes during the day to promote leg circulation. Other beneficial forms of exercise for the veins are swimming, stretching, and strengthening exercises that squeeze the calf muscle. Many doctors prescribe compression stockings to keep your blood from pooling in your legs and ankles, which you should wear regularly and while exercising.
You should also watch your diet between appointments, because the things you put in your body have an affect on your overall health and your veins. Avoid foods that are high in sodium, which can cause water retention and swelling that could damage your veins.