Keeping your body healthy is an important part of maintaining an active lifestyle. You may eat healthy and always remember to put on sunscreen, but how is your leg health? Maintaining the health of your legs is the best way to avoid venous disease and other complications.
Venous disease in the legs can occur in both men and women of all ages. However there are certain factors that increase the risk of vein problems, including medical conditions, lifestyle habits, heredity, injury, surgery, age, and pregnancy all play a role. While some of these factors are beyond your control, there are certain lifestyle factors that can reduce the odds, or slow development of venous disease. Regular exercise, good posture, stretching frequently, selecting shoes and clothing that fit well without being constricting and wearing compression hose, each play a small part in improving your leg health.
To encourage movement and circulation within your legs try incorporating these simple steps into your daily routine:
- Elevate your feet above the level of your heart whenever possible.
- Write out letters of the alphabet with your toes every 45 minutes when remaining still for long periods of time.
- Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time.
If you are concerned about your leg health or are experiencing
symptoms associated with vein disease
, make an appointment to see your Libertyville vein doctor right away. Advanced Vein and Laser Centre offers state of the art vein treatments to relieve your symptoms and prevent further complications due to untreated vein disease.
Contact Advanced Vein and Laser Centre
to schedule an appointment today.