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How to Cool Down Your Veins

Summer is the best time of year to unwind, spend time at the lake, and enjoy the beautiful weather. But, the summertime heat can also impact your body negatively and cause all sorts of swelling, especially in your veins and legs. If you have varicose veins and you have noticed that you are experiencing more pain, aching, and swelling than usual, then we have a few suggestions to help you cool down.
 

Walk in the Mornings or at Night

Walking is one of the best things that you can do for your veins. Why? Because it’s a low impact way to increase your blood circulation throughout your legs without getting a potential injury. However, it can be hard to get a good walk in when it’s so hot outside. Try carving out some time either early in the morning or late at night to go on a walk when the temperatures are cool.

Go for a Swim

Another great way for you to get an excellent cardiovascular exercise in is to swim some laps. Whether you prefer to swim in a swimming pool or open water, cold water won’t just help to cool you down, but it will also help you get rid of swelling in your legs and feet. Additionally, burning extra calories will help you shed any excess weight that you have that may be contributing to more vein symptoms.

Cold Baths

If the swelling is severe, then try taking a cold bath. Cold baths are good for your joints and can get rid of swelling in your legs and veins as well. When taking a cold bath, try to make the water gradually cooler as you sit in it; that way it’s not so shocking to your system.

Having swollen, aching veins can be exacerbated during the hot summer months. To help you alleviate your varicose vein symptoms, keep these three suggestions in mind. If you want to learn a little bit more, reach out to our Traverse City office and call us at (231) 946-1488.

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