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6 Tips for Healthy Veins

Veins carry blood to the heart. If you’re noticing large veins that seem to be popping out of your skin or are suffering from numbness or tingling, then you could be on the path to vein disease. Vein disease is a progressive medical condition that improperly returns blood to the heart. 

Serious issues can arise from vein diseases, such as blood clots, ulcers, and even death. That’s why it’s crucial to keep your veins in great shape.

How To Keep Your Veins Healthy

Experiencing poor circulation symptoms? Changing your diet and lifestyle is your ticket to improved vein health. 


1. Eating Fiber 

Constipation can put pressure on your veins, resulting in the development of painful varicose veins. It’s important to eat foods with plenty of soluble fiber, like oats, beans, berries, and carrots to prevent vein disease.

2. Staying Hydrated

Drinking enough water throughout the day keeps your body in good health. From better blood pressure regulation to improved energy, water helps your blood flow and circulate better.

3. Exercising 

Staying active is a great way to get your blood circulating. If you have a sedentary job, remember to get up, stretch your legs, and walk around to increase blood flow.

4. Eating Healthy

If your diet isn’t balanced, now’s the time to start changing the way you eat. Eating a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables promotes vein health while reducing strain on your arteries.

5. Elevating Your Legs

Yes, gravity affects your blood’s circulation. Remembering to elevate your legs above your heart’s level improves blood flow in your legs, preventing varicose veins from forming.

6. Wearing Compression Socks

Compressing your legs with compression socks helps move your blood back to your heart. Compression socks are ideal for those who are pregnant, obese, or suffering from heart disease.

Vein Disease Is Progressive

If you’re susceptible to vein insufficiency, then don’t wait on varicose vein treatment. Changing your diet,  exercise routine, and lifestyle won’t solely treat vein disease. Dr. Gilvydis and his team provide minimally invasive vein treatments to help you get back to the life you love.

The team at Gilvydis Vein Clinic will start your vein treatment by identifying which veins need to be treated. This is performed through ultrasound vein mapping. After we have determined your problem areas, we can perform the following treatments:

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

Endovenous laser ablation is an outpatient treatment that closes off unhealthy veins through the use of a catheter. The blood is then redirected to healthy veins. EVLA  can be performed in under an hour and only uses local anesthesia.


Sclerotherapy collapses unhealthy veins through an injectable solution called a sclerosant. The veins will shrink and reabsorb into the body while blood is forced to reroute into healthy veins. This treatment method is simple, painless, and relieves vein discomfort in a short amount of time. 

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Are you susceptible to vein disease? Whether you’re dealing with painful varicose veins or irritating spider veins, Dr. Gilvydis and his team of vein experts can help you get back to the life you love. Vein disease won’t wait, and neither should you; prevent the debilitating effects of vein disease and schedule a free consultation at Gilvydis Vein Clinic.


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