Tips for treating varicose veins during the summer

During the summer, due to the heat, circulation problems in the legs increase. Dr. Aureli Muñoz Vicèn of the Vascular Clinic of Terrassa and member of Top Doctors, offers some tips and healthy habits to avoid these problems.

The symptoms of poor circulation, such as tiredness, tingling or swelling of the legs, intensify when temperatures rise. That is why those affected should take extreme care.

Varicose veins are a blood circulation problem that mainly affects women. Specialists state that 80% of women over 35 years of age suffer from varicose veins. The Spanish Society of Angiology and Vascular Surgery estimates that for every man affected there are 2.5 women with varicose veins.

Medical advice on how to treat varicose veins during the summer

  • Protect your legs from the sun and excessive heat.
  • Avoid sedentary lifestyle, exercise, walk daily.
  • At the end of the shower, alternate with cold water.
  • Massage in an upward direction with cold gels.
  • Hydrate yourself. It is necessary to drink two liters of water a day
  • Avoid obesity
  • Elevate your legs. It is advisable to keep your legs elevated
  • Avoid high heels, comfortable shoes
  • Avoid tight-fitting garments.
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