Unhealthy veins can affect your quality of life. This may come as a surprise to some, but to those who have suffered from spider veins and varicose veins, this is not a shocking statement.
Chronic venous insufficiency (or CVI) is a medical condition in which the veins do not operate properly. Usually this is due to damage of the vein wall and/or valves—both of which are critical for returning blood to the heart from the legs.
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Whether you’re traveling for a business meeting or to see family for the holidays, airline travel can increase your risk of developing blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is of particular concern during this time. DVT is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg. Clots in your deep veins are especially dangerous since they can break free and travel to your lungs, a cause for major concern.
Long periods of sitting without movement can aggravate the symptoms of an untreated chronic vein condition, such as varicose veins. It can also leave you more susceptible to serious complications such as blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If your upcoming travel plans include a road trip—especially one longer than a couple of hours—it’s important to take steps to keep fresh blood (and therefore oxygen!) flowing through your legs.
As the weather continues to shift towards the winter cold, we begin to mentally and physically prepare ourselves for another blustery Michigan winter spent indoors. But while you still have the chance, get outside and enjoy the crisp breeze and golden sun peeking through the colorful Michigan foliage!