While you might be eagerly awaiting the holiday season, the colder temperatures may not be welcome to everyone. Winter is just around the corner, and with it, some precautions should be taken to make sure your vein health stays in great shape. Following these tips can help you maintain good vein health during the winter season:

Keep the Weight Off

Many of us get extremely comfortable in our skin during the winter season. This often leads to a drop in physical activities such as going to the gym or spending time outdoors. Do not let the colder weather prevent you from engaging in your favorite activities. By staying active, you can maintain a healthy weight over the winter season. If not, gaining weight will only place additional pressure on your veins. The winter season often sees an increased risk for varicose veins due to weight gain alone. Make sure you are not one of those who succumb to varicose veins or the more dangerous deep vein thrombosis by staying active during the winter.

Move, Move, Move

Vein issues do not arise due to obesity and weight gain alone. We can also develop vein issues when we become less active or mobile. The colder weather might keep you from getting up and moving around, such as going on walks. When we become less active, we are letting blood pool in the veins in our legs. This drop in activity can add additional pressure on the vein valves found in the legs. Get up and walk around your neighborhood, or head to a local mall where you can stay warm inside while moving. Online sales may make holiday shopping easy, but it gets in the way of our daily activity!

Cut Back on the Cookies

Certain foods can help you prop up your vein health over the holidays. Make sure you are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables that are brightly colored. These fruits and vegetables are filled with necessary nutrients that will help build strength in the vein wall and reduce any swelling you experience. Always make sure to eat healthy, with plenty of fruits and vegetables of various colors in your diet, if you experience vein issues.

Vein Assistance All Season Long for the Best Vein Health

There is no bad time to seek out help for your vein difficulties. Our expert staff will be on hand during the winter season to ensure you continue to have healthy veins. Start today by calling for your free consultation and see what treatment options are available for you.

Dr. Eric Seiger is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been offering innovative, expert medical solutions since graduating from New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. Throughout his career as a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery and enhancements, Dr. Seiger has been frequently published in medical journals for his development of new techniques for the safe removal and treatment of veins.