How Can I Increase Blood Circulation at Home? Where Can I Find a Vein Doctor Midtown to Treat My Vein Disease? 

If you have poor blood circulation or a vein disease, your body will let you know in the form of spider veins or varicose veins. Here are some ways recommended by vein doctors from Vein Treatment Center in New York to combat these conditions by promoting proper blood flow throughout the body.  These tips will help you increase blood circulation in your everyday life for some temporary relief until you are able to seek treatment from a vein doctor Midtown.

Keeping Legs Elevated

The bulging veins that you may be seeing on your legs are known as spider veins and varicose veins, and they occur when blood reverses direction and pools around the veins in the legs instead of traveling to the heart. A great way to combat this is by elevating your legs and allowing gravity to do its job by helping blood flow redirect back to your heart. Some examples are propping your feet up under your desk at work or resting your feet on some pillows while laying in bed. Elevating your legs will promote better blood circulation, alleviate swelling in the legs, and reduce accumulation of blood in your veins.

Massage

In case you needed another incentive to get a massage in addition to the fact that they are relaxing and stress-relieving, massages also improve blood circulation. The gentle pressure can alleviate discomfort and pain from varicose veins, and encourage blood flow by stimulation of the surrounding muscle tissue, but be careful not to apply direct pressure to the varicose veins. The skin in that area is quite delicate and fragile, and varicose veins are tender to the touch, so direct pressure can lead to injury.

Exercise 

Regular exercise comes with a host of benefits, and a major benefit for people with spider veins and varicose veins is that aerobic movement can encourage blood circulation in the legs and push accumulated blood in the veins back into its normal flow patterns. Even thirty minutes every day of low-impact exercises that get your heart rate up and work your calf muscles can significantly improve your blood circulation. Some ideas for exercises include swimming, walking, hiking, jogging, or cycling, and be sure to stretch afterwards to maximize the effects.

Non-Restrictive Clothing

If you’re struggling with spider veins and varicose veins, be sure to avoid constrictive clothing, such as tight elastic sleeves or skinny jeans. These can restrict blood flow and worsen the situation, so instead opt for loose and flowy clothes that encourage blood circulation. As for footwear, go for comfortable, flat shoes with proper arch support rather than high heels to prevent concentration of blood flow in the feet.

Compression Stockings

It may seem contradictory to recommend wearing compression socks after we just discussed the importance of wearing non-restrictive clothing. However, compression stockings improve blood circulation through the application of pressure concentrated around the ankles and feet, which promotes blood circulation to the heart. Specifically, stockings restrict or close off bulging varicose veins, or even the major saphenous veins themselves, to re-route blood flow to the heart through healthier veins with working valves.

Compression socks are not a permanent cure for varicose veins because they are only effective for the time that they are worn, although they can minimize some of the symptoms and pain, there are no lasting effects. At your appointment at a vein treatment center, a vein doctor may instruct you to wear compression stockings in order to determine if you have a vein disease or some other issue. These will be properly fitted for you by the vein doctor during your vein treatment clinic appointment, and you should wear these compression socks during the day so that blood does not pool in the lower legs. If you wear compression socks at night, you should elevate and straighten your legs, as described above, to encourage the flow of blood in the right direction.

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Vein Treatment Options

So far, we’ve talked about remedies that can provide temporary relief to the pain and discomfort that results from spider veins and varicose veins. However, the only permanent way to treat vein disease is to seek medical treatment from a vein doctor at a vein treatment center.

To address visible spider veins, the standard vein treatment is sclerotherapy, which uses tiny needles to inject medicine that improves the appearance of spider veins in just one month. The deeper saphenous veins that cause varicose veins are treated using one of three methods: VenaSeal, radiofrequency ablation, or varithena.

VenaSeal, as the name suggests, is a vein adhesive used to “seal” the saphenous vein in the leg that causes varicose veins. Radiofrequency ablation uses thermal energy to close down the walls of the damaged vein. Varithena is a pre-made sclerotherapy foam injected into the vein to reduce the symptoms and appearance of varicose veins. All of these treatment options cause minimal discomfort and the procedures only take about thirty minutes from start to finish. There is no anesthesia or recovery time involved, so you can go home or back to work after the procedure at the vein clinic.

Find a Vein Doctor Midtown

If you have spider veins or varicose veins, and need to determine if you have a vein disease, it is essential to set up an appointment with a vein specialist in venous medicine to minimize damage to the veins and prevent further problems down the road. If you are looking for a “vein doctor Midtown,” you can contact us at the Vein Treatment Clinic location in New York City, conveniently located in the heart of New York in Midtown, near notable landmarks such as the United Nations and Bryant Park. Our vein treatment center is easily accessible, as it is in close vicinity to both Grand Central Station and Penn Station.

You can schedule your consultation with any of our three incredible vein doctors and be assured of the highest-quality care. Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Yale-trained vascular surgeon with extensive experience in vein and arterial disease. Dr. Namrata Khimani is a double board-certified doctor who trained at both Harvard and Columbia, and her expertise is in recurrent vein disease and patients who have had prior procedures.  Dr. Juan Montoya is a Yale-trained double board-certified specialist in venous medicine and cardiothoracic surgery, and is bilingual in English and Spanish. They all prioritize patient care and strive to provide treatment with compassion and professionalism. Click here for directions and check out the Vein Treatment Clinic location in New York City for vein treatment today!

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