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Best Foods to Help Make your Spider Vein Treatment More Effective

Research shows that somewhere around a third of the adult population in the United States has a condition that would benefit from spider vein or varicose vein treatment. Spider veins, are a common problem, especially in women. The Society for Vascular Surgery estimates that in the U.S., as much as 35 percent of adults are affected by the condition. The higher risk categories include women, people who are obese, and women who have had several children.

Good nutrition can help both your condition and speed healing from spider vein treatment. The human body is an intricate machine that responds very well when it is supplied with the proper nutrition. As you recover from your vein treatment, incorporate some of these foods into your diet – and eliminate the ones that could cause you problems.

Eat More Fiber

Most people do not get enough fiber in their diet and that isn’t good. Fiber makes the body function much better by moving waste through the digestive tract. It also helps you feel fuller longer which can help reduce your waistline. More to the point of varicose veins, though. Straining while having a bowel movement puts a long of pressure on the veins that are in the lower portion of the rectum, causing hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

Do your body a favor and make healthy, high fiber choices including;

  • Brown and wild rice
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Whole wheat flour

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is very beneficial to keeping your body functioning at an optimal level. It keeps your skin soft and supple, helps flush out toxins, and hydrates your organs and body. When adding fiber to your diet, make sure you drink lots of water to keep things moving freely.

Select Foods Containing Rutin

Rutin is a flavonoid and is very beneficial for spider veins. While it offers multiple, whole body benefits, one of the most notable is its ability to minimize the permeability and fragility of capillaries. This means that it can actually help to decrease your risk of developing spider veins, really boosting the impact of your vein treatment. Foods rich in Rutin include:

  • Apple (especially the skin)
  • Blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Buckwheat
  • Apricot
  • Grapes

Foods to Avoid

As you make healthy food choices, you will have to get rid of some foods that aren’t so healthy. Eliminate these foods from your diet for healthier veins and overall wellbeing;

  • White rice
  • White flour
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol (no more than 1 glass a day)

The doctor who does your vein treatment can help you target specific foods that would best benefit your body, but you can start eating healthy today. It doesn’t have to be a singular big change, rather a series of baby steps leading you to a more nutritious, healthier lifestyle.

Exploring Spider Vein Treatment Options

Spider veins are an embarrassing condition that can affect your self-esteem and your quality of life. Fortunately, a variety of treatment options are available. Below is some information about spider veins and spider vein treatment options to help you make the best decision.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are abnormal veins that often develop in the hands, chest, face and legs. They appear in web-like formations, and they tend to be blue, red or purple in color. Spider veins are rarely raised above the surface of the skin. Many people with spider veins experience no other symptoms in addition to the appearance of the veins. However, some people may notice throbbing, cramping, tingling and other uncomfortable symptoms, especially when spider veins are located in the legs.

Spider Vein Treatment Options

If you are suffering from spider veins, you may be able to alleviate your symptoms with several different treatments. At Premier Heart and Vein Care, we offer the following treatment options for people with spider veins.

  • Veinwave - Veinwave is a treatment option that utilizes high frequency thermal energy to treat spider veins. The energy is delivered through a fine needle inserted into the abnormal veins. This procedure is ideal for delicate areas that cannot be treated using other methods, such as the face. Veinwave is also appropriate for hard-to-treat areas, such as your knees and ankles.
  • Sclerotherapy - Sclerotherapy is a procedure that treats spider veins with a special sclerosing solution. During this procedure, the surgeon uses a fine needle to inject the solution into individual spider veins. This solution irritates the veins and causes them to collapse. The results of this procedure will not be immediately apparent, but instead will appear over the next few weeks and months.

Seeking Spider Vein Treatment

If you are interested in scheduling treatment for spider veins, the best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with a vascular surgeon. To get started, contact Premier Heart and Vein Care today.

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