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Good Habits for Healthy Veins

In your body, there are about 60,000 miles of vasculature including arteries, veins, and capillaries. While all of the components are important, the veins are a highway system, as they return blood back to the heart. Any type of issue in the body can cause the “traffic” to slow down. Living a healthy lifestyle is crucial to avoiding complications. Browse the following section to learn more about some good habits to keep your veins healthy.


Stay Active

Regular exercise helps to improve blood circulation and strengthen the muscles that support the veins. A rule of thumb is to aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week. Exercise can consist of walking, swimming, and cycling.


Maintain a Healthy Weight

Any excess weight can put pressure on the veins, which increases the risk of developing varicose veins. Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly will help you maintain a healthy weight, which will reduce the risk of complications and support your vascular health.


Elevate Your Legs

If you’re spending long periods of time sitting or standing, make it a habit to elevate your legs above your heart level whenever possible. This will help to reduce swelling and improve blood flow back to the heart.


Stay Hydrated

About 60% of the human body is made of water so it’s essential to drink water every day. Drinking an adequate amount of water throughout the day will help to maintain healthy blood viscosity and prevent dehydration, which can contribute to poor circulation. On average, you should aim for about eight glasses of water each day.


Contact Us for Spider Vein & Varicose Vein Treatments


By changing only a few habits in your lifestyle, you can be more proactive in maintaining healthy veins and reducing the risk of developing vascular diseases. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as pain, swelling, or bulging veins, it’s important to consult with a professional. At Connecticut Vascular Surgical Associates, P.C., our team of experienced

vascular surgeons is dedicated to providing personalized to patients across Bridgeport, Shelton, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Milford, CT and the surrounding regions. We offer treatments for spider veins, varicose veins, and other vascular conditions. Contact us to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards healthier veins and improved vascular health!