Well, it’s official. Summer is here! And that also means that Canada Day is fast approaching. Of course, this year, our nation will celebrate its 150th anniversary. And although all Canada Day celebrations are special, the entire staff at Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre would like to extend our extra special wishes for you to enjoy the monumental holiday weekend that is coming up!
We’d also like to let you know that summertime isn’t a time of year that should be feared. Individuals who suffer with varicose veins and spider veins in their legs – we’re especially talking to you. We know how difficult it can be for you to feel comfortable exposing your legs during the warmest days of the year. We also know how difficult it can be to not expose them on the warmest days of the year.
What’s your best option? Show your legs in spite of the embarrassment you feel about how they look? Or cover up your legs and endure the unpleasantness that comes with combining high temperatures and layered clothing? It’s really a lose-lose situation, isn’t it? That is, unless you adopt some methods of keeping your varicose veins at bay. There are a number of things you can do to help lessen and eventually diminish the appearance of your varicose and spider veins.
Shake salt out of your diet.
Salt is bad news. It works to dehydrate your body and promote water retention, as a result. Attempt to avoid salty foods throughout the summer and replace your cravings with foods that are part of an anti-inflammatory diet. On TheAlternativeDaily.com, Jane Meggit offers up some sound advice about how what to eat in order to reduce the appearance of varicose veins.
“An anti-inflammatory diet helps increase blood flow and reduces inflammation that causes leaky veins,” she informs, “Eat lots of salad greens and fresh herbs such as basil and parsley, which are natural diuretics. Blood pooling also can result from magnesium deficiency, so you’ll want to make bananas, sweet potatoes, leafy greens, avocados and other magnesium-rich foods part of your daily diet.”
Maintain an active lifestyle.
We know that summertime is a time when people love to enjoy rest and relaxation. This is especially true when they visit beaches or pools. However, instead of lying on the beach or poolside in order to soak up the rays (never a good idea, to begin with), how about jumping in the water and swimming? Not only is it a fun summer pastime, but the exercise will work wonders in boosting circulation in your legs – a key way to reduce the appearance of varicose veins.
“Regular, low-impact exercise like swimming and walking will work your calf muscles, which can improve circulation in your legs,” reports VeinDirectory.org, “If you sit a lot at work or home, you can help relieve pressure in your varicose veins by keeping your legs uncrossed and periodically rotating your ankles, then flexing and pointing your feet 10-15 times. Doing this at regular intervals throughout the day can reduce pressure in the legs and improve circulation.”
Give sclerotherapy a try.
If eating right and working out aren’t doing enough to help you enjoy a varicose vein-free summer, you may want to try sclerotherapy – the “gold standard” treatment for eliminating varicose and spider veins. Known for its safety and effectiveness, the treatment involves the injecting of medication into unwanted veins to make them disappear. Discomfort is minimal and results are excellent!
For more information, please don’t hesitate to call the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre at 403-358-5818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.