Vein problems can range from the superficial, such as small red spider veins on the surface of the legs, to more serious issues, such as deep vein thrombosis. You can take an active approach to ensuring your vein health with a few changes of habit. Vein & Vascular Institute can help with a number of treatments for vein problems of all kinds. We can also provide lifestyle advice to help you maintain vein health.
Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis
When the flow of blood in the body slows down, clots can occur that travel to other areas of the body. When these clots become lodged in the deep veins, it causes a condition known as “deep vein thrombosis, with pain, swelling, impaired mobility and the possibility of the clot traveling into the lungs to create a dangerous situation. At the Vein & Vascular Institute, we offer a number of treatments for vein problems, including laser therapy, sclerotherapy, vein stripping and medications to prevent deep vein thrombosis and other vein problems
Tips To Prevent Vein Problems
To prevent vein problems like spider veins and DVT, establish lifestyle habits that help to promote vein health. When you must sit for long periods of time, such as at work or on long airplane flights, get up and move around periodically to get your blood flowing through your legs. If traveling by car for long distances, schedule time for walking breaks to keep blood circulating freely. Move your ankles up and down as if pressing on a foot pedal, continuing the movement for 20 to 30 pumps every 30 minutes. A variety of types of compression socks are available that can help improve circulation. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, blood thinner medications can be an effective treatment to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Limit the number of foods that contain vitamin K, which can increase clottings, such as leafy vegetables and broccoli. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration. You should also limit the amount of alcohol you consume. Avoid tight clothing that constricts your movement and your blood flow.
Contact Vein & Vascular Institute For Your Vein Health
Dr. Charles Dietzek can provide comprehensive treatment for a variety of vein problems, including spider veins, varicose veins, and deep vein thrombosis. With four locations to provide convenient care for our patients, we provide individualized care to ensure you can maintain healthy veins throughout your life. Call Vein & Vascular Institute today at 856-309-8346 for an appointment to discuss options for vein treatment and learn more about maintaining your vein health.