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ATLANTA, GA, July 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Your lifestyle choices are both directly and indirectly associated with the risk of developing numerous diseases and conditions, including vein diseases like varicose veins. By being active, eating well and maintaining a healthy weight, the risk of developing varicose veins can be dramatically reduced. Using social media, the experts from the vein treatment center Vein Innovations are now sharing some of their best tips on how to do just that.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted and blue- or purple-looking superficial veins that commonly occur in the legs and ankles. They are caused by the one-way valves in the veins being weakened or damaged and unable to pump the blood against gravity, leading to blood pooling in the veins. Varicose veins may be associated with pain, swelling and itching. They may lead to an increased risk of chronic inflammation, dermatitis and ulcers in the affected area. (1)
How Can Varicose Veins Be Prevented?
There are numerous risk factors for varicose veins, some of which are modifiable. Unmodifiable risk factors include older age and being female while modifiable risk factors include being overweight or obese, leading a sedentary lifestyle and standing or sitting for extended periods. (1)
Being inactive and sitting or standing for prolonged periods can result in increased pressure on the veins, and being overweight (or pregnant) adds additional pressure, making it even harder for the blood to be pumped efficiently. Therefore, by being active and losing weight, you can greatly reduce the risk of developing varicose veins as well as numerous other diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. (1)
"We post everything from healthy, delicious recipes and exercise tips to interviews with our staff and patients on our Twitter page," says Shelby K. Gutenberger, Director of Business Development, VeinInnovations. "It is important for people to understand how living a healthy lifestyle can positively affect your life and overall well-being in so many ways, and Twitter is a great way to spread that information." (2)
For more information about Vein Innovations and for tips on how to best avoid vein disease and how to stay healthy, visit http://veininnovations.com or follow them on twitter @VeinInnovations.
1. www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/cardiovascular_disea ... 85,P08259/
About Vein Innovations:
VEININNOVATIONS was founded in Atlanta, GA., in 2002 to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the technological advances in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease. From its inception, VEININNOVATIONS has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease, including varicose and spider veins, and continues to do so.
To learn more, please visit http://veininnovations.com.
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