9 in 10 People read about veins in schools, but only a few take the veins’ health seriously. Studies reveal that we have around 60,000 miles of vasculature, including veins, arteries, and tiny capillaries. We can say that it is like an intricate roadway of veins and arteries that is responsible for the circulation of the blood.
An unhealthy diet or other diseases can affect the veins that can fail blood circulation throughout the body. We should look for ways for optimal vein health or we will not be able to live a dream life.
- Spider Veins
Spider veins are tiny or baby varicose veins that don’t cause any pain, but it means that you need a checkup because it can cause the problem in deeper veins. You can visit your doctors and get ultrasound reports to ensure if there is any problem. Most vascular surgeons use laser treatment.
- Varicose Veins
In most cases, we see vein issues in the legs. Varicose veins occur when the walls and valves of the veins are damaged. It can result in an increase in blood pressure inside your veins. The high risks factors include constipation, tumor, obesity, overweight, pregnancy, etc.
Such initial causes lead to blood clotting in leg veins that are known as phlebitis. Your legs should be checked by a doctor when you feel pain in your legs, warm to the touch, or if the skin turns red, etc.
A small incision or injecting medicine can be useful for the varicose vein treatment, but it depends on the condition that the size of the vein is smaller or larger.
Recovery from smaller veins will be only one day after injection treatment, but the incision can take a few days to heal with some prevention tips, such as no heavy lifting or extended sitting, etc.When I visited a vascular surgeon in Peshawar, he shared some prevention methods that can keep us healthy naturally.
It’s time to throw some light on how we can boost blood circulation.
- Healthy Eating
Without medications, you should go for a way that is natural and gives you a healthy life as you expected. To build a strong foundation, start with a healthy diet.
- Stay Hydrated: your plasma contains 93% of water, so it is crucial to drink more for a healthy blood volume. Water is not only beneficial for vasculature but also other parts of the body. Keeping yourself hydrated will ensure you live a healthy life.
- More Fiber: Bad cholesterol causes blood clots in arteries. You should increase the intake of fiber-rich food such as fruits, vegetables, etc.
- Spices: In Pakistan, people love to eat spicy food in their daily life. Our history also shows that spices have been used for thousands of years because spices prevent the arteries from hardening. Cayenne boosts the blood circulation in your body, and turmeric works as an anti-inflammatory element.
Sometimes, you can’t get the all diet ingredient that is required by the body. Vitamins and other supplements can help us to fulfill our body requirements for the healthy functioning of the arteries and veins.
Vitamin C & D plus Niacin are the most important ingredients that prevent us from the diseases of arteries, veins, and tiny capillaries.
- Don’t Avoid Physical Activity
Natural ways are always the best methods because there are no side effects at all. A healthy diet is crucial, but physical activity and movement ensure a healthy life. Physical movement or activity boost the blood flow and transfer the required oxygen and nutrients to the heart and other body parts. You should consider walking as it is the best way to prevent varicose vein conditions.
Others Ways to Prevent Vascular Diseases
Researchers from the Northwest General Hospital shared that we should also focus on our lifestyle as it minimizes the risks of vascular diseases.
- Quit Smoking: cigarette ingredients cause thick blood and result in hardening and narrowing the veins & arteries.
- Wear Compression Socks: Doctors say that wearing compression socks help the blood to return to the heart without any blockage as it helps to contract the muscles.
- Treatment: If the symptoms do not reduce over time but increase, you should visit a specialist who will diagnose and treat the disease.
People often ignore the swelling and other symptoms until it results in a severe condition. If your feet do show swelling, ask your doctor for special shoes. The vascular physician also suggests not cross the legs for a long time and prefer to wear comfortable shoes. Healthy blood circulation keeps you active even in your late 60s and prevents heart diseases as well.