Living well and helping to prevent vein diseases


It has been known for some time that eating well, not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly can help stave off the most deadly diseases we know today, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke. These strategies can prevent or even reverse the initial stages of these conditions. But did you know that these same healthy behaviors can also ward off the development of vein diseases, such as varicose veins, spider veins, or even the more dangerous consequence of vein diseases, deep vein thrombosis?

What Manhattan residents should know about preventing vein diseases

Your circulatory system needs good nutrition, regular exercise and rest, just like the rest of the body. The walls and valves in the veins work tirelessly to transport blood back up your body from the feet to the heart, year after year, and without care and nutritional support, they can begin to deteriorate. Of course, with age our systems will begin to deteriorate in all of us. In fact, age is one of the greatest risk factors for vein disease and there isn’t much we can do about our age. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can go a long ways towards preventing the appearance of bulging vein problems, reducing their accompanying symptoms, and slowing their progression.

Obesity and overweight add stress to our circulatory system, making it harder for the veins to do their job well. It’s the same with smoking, which over-stimulates the circulatory system due to the effects of nicotine. Simply by losing weight and quitting smoking, you can relieve your circulatory system and help prevent the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins. In addition, regular exercise helps keep the circulatory system strong and helps the vein walls and valves work as well as they can. Unfit people may have weaker vein walls and valves, which can lead to the superficial venous insufficiency that is the hallmark of vein disease. When the veins can’t transport the blood efficiently, it can pool in the veins, often in the legs. This pooling leads to the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins, which may be accompanied by symptoms such as heaviness or an aching feeling in the legs and cause many other symptoms. Some of them are swelling, tiredness, cramps, burning or coldness, redness or brown pigmentation, restless leg syndrome, difficulties walking and standing for prolonged period and many others.

What if I already have varicose veins?

If you already have visible vein disease or any other of mentioned above symptoms, the healthy lifestyle measures above may slow their progression, but they won’t cure your disease. Existing vein problems can be treated, effectively and efficiently, at a reputable spider vein center or varicose vein center such as New York Vein Treatment Center in New York City. Dr. Khitin and his staff offer the most modern minimally invasive sono-guided and sono-assisted techniques, including microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and endovenous LASER therapy and many other treatments. All procedures can be performed conveniently in our Manhattan office, most in under an hour. As there is no need for a general anesthetic, you’ll be on your way in no time, and very happy with the results.

The important first step in treatment venous diseases, including getting rid of varicose veins is a professional evaluation with Dr. Lev Khitin. We can then help you decide which treatment option is best for your particular health and aesthetic concerns. To set up an initial consultation, please call our office at (212) 575-8346 today. We look forward to meeting you.

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