Vascular Vein Centers is considered an essential medical practice and as such will remain open to service our patients. We want to make sure you maintain your leg health at home.
As we adapt to new work environments during the pandemic, many find yourselves working from home. Here are some tips to help keep your legs healthy:
Exercise: Using the muscles of the legs, helps your veins pump blood. The “calf pump” pushes blood back to the heart, and every step lowers the pressure in the leg. Keep blood moving by doing foot or leg exercises every 30 minutes. Simple exercises such as heel raises, wiggling your toes or going for a walk will help to keep your legs healthy. Exercise or walking in water, especially late in the day. This helps relieve venous congestion & swelling.
Sit Properly: Put as little pressure as possible on the back of your thigh. Try not to cross your legs for significant periods of time.
Elevate Your Legs: Keep your legs elevated on a stool or desk when possible.
Maintain a Healthy Diet: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and non-processed foods. Studies show that bioflavonoids may help to strengthen vein walls. Avoid salt, it can lead to swelling. Avoid concentrated sweets and overeating, especially if you are not getting your normal exercise.
Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water. Adults should drink at least 2 liters daily. Avoid soft drinks and sweeteners- these calories translate to added pounds.
Keep Your Skin Well Lubricated: Moisturize your legs, especially the lower calf and ankle. If you are going outside, do not forget the sunscreen!
Wear Compression Socks Daily: Compression stockings can help to avoid symptoms & signs of vein disease; including varicose and spider veins or their progression. Compression is especially important if you are sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Vascular Vein Centers of Davenport / Haines City
121 Webb Dr Suite 300, Davenport, FL 33837
www.PolkVVC.com next to IMA Pichardo Clinic
Vascular Vein Centers of Kissimmee
Renaissance Park, II Building
1210 E. Osceola Parkway, Suite 303
Kissimmee, FL 34744