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Louisiana Vein Doctors Present Five Things You Can Do to Improve Your Vascular Health

One question Louisiana vein doctors are asked by patients more than any other is, “What can I do to improve my own vascular health?” And it’s a good question, because some of the causes of vascular and cardiovascular disease (heredity, gender, and age) we can’t do anything about. But there are proactive steps you can take to reduce your risk of vascular problems so you can remain healthy and free from disease.The five things New Orleans residents need to know about vascular health

  1. Get a vascular health screening. This is the most important tip we can offer, because many of the symptoms of venous or arterial disease are things you would notice on your own. A full screening takes only about an hour, and is painless and non-invasive, but it allows New Orleans vein specialists to detect whether you have vascular disease currently, or are at high risk of getting it.
  2. Avoid behaviors that increase your risk. These include avoiding high-impact aerobics or strenuous exercises that increase your blood pressure. Don’t stop exercising, but focus on gentle, regular exercises like walking, swimming, and yoga. If you have a family history of vein disease, consider avoiding birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy.
  3. Make lifestyle choices that actually decrease your risk. The risk factor you can eliminate immediately is if you currently smoke – stop, and you will decrease your vascular risk tremendously. If you are overweight or obese, losing weight will also reduce your risk.
  4. When it comes to fashion, make healthier choices. Avoid SPANX and other “shapewear” that presses on the body at key points of the legs and thighs and reduces circulation.
  5. Invest in some good walking shoes, and avoid high heels whenever you can, because they increase pressure on your veins.
  6. Avoid inactivity. TV, computers, and other media are turning us into “couch potatoes,” which is one of the worst things you could do for your vascular health. Inactivity is a significant risk for diabetes, heart disease, and circulatory problems of all kind. If your job requires you to sit all day, take “mini-breaks” every hour to get up and walk around and keep your blood circulating. While you’re sitting, try to avoid crossing your legs, and change your position often.

For more health tips, contact the experts at La Bella Vita Laser & Vein Center

The five tips above are just a few of the ways that the best vein doctors in Mandeville can help you take precautions to prevent vascular disease. But the most important tip is the first one – get a checkup! The sooner you know the current state of your circulatory health and your existing risk factors for disease, the sooner you can start taking steps to prevent disease. Call us today we’re here to help you in any way we can.

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