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How to Improve Circulation In Legs With Varicose Veins

Improving Circulation for Varicose Veins

Are varicose veins making your legs feel tired, heavy and sluggish? Improving circulation for varicose veins doesn’t just affect your comfort – it also affects your health. Poor circulation can increase risk for blood clotting, stroke, atherosclerosis and other health issues. Take a look at the graphic below to see how circulation is impaired in varicose veins.


How You Can Improve Circulation…

  • Dress smart. There are many garments you can buy, such as compression stockings and flat shoes that exercise the calf muscles, which may improve your condition. Be sure to avoid tight belts around the waist, as these can make it harder for your veins to pump blood back up to the heart.
  • Stay active. I’m always encouraging my varicose vein patients here in Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe to get out and exercise! Enjoy the natural beauty. Go for a hike; swim; walk around the neighborhood; bike. Low-impact exercise that gets your cardiovascular activity up helps improve circulation for varicose veins.
  • Try yoga. Is cardiovascular activity not possible at this time due to health conditions? Try these exercises and stretches for varicose veins. 
  • Eat well. Eating well can improve circulation and vascular health. Here are four elements you may not know about for creating a vein-healthy diet. My colleague has written about other dietary guidelines for varicose veins here.

Varicose Veins In the Legs? Schedule a Free Consultation

More patients with varicose veins in the East Valley area are learning about Venefit Targeted Endovenous Therapy, a safe, in-office procedure that eliminates painful and dangerous varicose veins once and for all. There’s hardly any scarring, bruising or swelling. Plus, patients experience a faster recovery with better outcomes than seen in traditional laser ablation. Learn more.

Schedule your free consultation at our Phoenix office (call 602-234-0004) or East Mesa office (call 480-380-1404).
Please consult with your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.



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