There are many treatment options for chronic venous insufficiency. Some required surgery in the past, but advances in medical technology have made it possible to treat vein conditions using minimally invasive methods that don’t require surgery.
But to paraphrase the old adage, “prevention is better than treatment.” The best way to avoid venous insufficiency is to improve circulation in the veins and stay healthy. Here are a few ways to boost circulation
Regular exercise is extremely beneficial to the body as it helps promote good circulation. It helps you manage your weight, reduce your risk for disease, and plays a vital role in building and maintaining strong muscles and bones, among other benefits.
Essentially, the type of exercise that you do will not matter as long as you stay active. For those that prefer low-impact, low-pace exercises, walking can be a perfect exercise for you. Once you feel more energized and ready, you can move on to high-intensity exercises like swimming, biking, or running. But remember not to overexert yourself as you could end up with an injury.
Watch Dr. Ramon Castro show a few examples of exercises you can do at the gym
Get a Massage
A massage, while incredibly relaxing and stress-relieving, can also help promote blood circulation. The pressure applied to the body during a massage helps move blood around the body, especially through areas that are congested.
Additionally, massage oils and aromas used during the massage have been known to place the body in a state of relaxation, freeing it from stress, which opens up passageways in the body.
When getting a massage, make sure to get one from a licensed massage therapist as they understand techniques necessary for the promotion of intravenous flow.
Maintain Iron Levels
Iron is one of the most important elements for the circulatory system. It is essential for the production of hemoglobin, a major component in red blood cells needed to carry oxygen. Despite its importance, it is very important to maintain iron levels in the body. A deficiency of iron could lead to poor hemoglobin production while excess iron levels have been linked with cardiovascular disease.
It is strongly advised to drink half your body weight in ounces of water in a single day as water is essential in maintaining and regulating the function of numerous body processes. Additionally, it helps regulate circulation and improve blood flow.
Keep in mind that water intake should also increase with physical activity. When regularly exercising, it is important to drink more than the recommended amount to replace water lost during exercise.
Manage Stress Levels
Stress poses numerous health risks to the body and can cause many problems, including poor circulation as it causes the body to enter fight or flight mode.
To alleviate stress, you can try:
● Doing yoga
● Drinking tea
● Listening to relaxing music
● Limiting caffeine intake