It is commonly known that unhealthy practices such as smoking or poor-exercise habits can affect your vein health but what many people do not realize is that alcohol can also have an effect on your varicose veins and venous health. Excessive drinking habits can have a negative effect on your overall health and can even contribute to the development of varicose veins.
How does drinking affect your varicose veins?
When you drink alcohol your heart rate increases rapidly which can lead to an overload of stress placed on the veins. When more blood is being pumped throughout the entire body, the added pressure negatively affects your venous health. This is because the extra blood flow caused by drinking is not factored into the one-way valves in your veins. In other words, more blood is being pumped through the body, and the valves are not prepared for this influx. This leads to increased stress being placed on them. Ultimately, this can cause the valves to malfunction and can lead to the pooling of blood in your lower extremities. The pooling of blood is what causes the bulging varicose veins to appear on the skin’s surface. It is important to understand that overindulgent drinking habits do not cause varicose veins, but rather they tend to intensify the issue. As venous disease is a progressive disorder, excessively drinking can increase the development of varicose veins and worsen the symptoms associated with them. The best way to avoid this issue is by drinking moderately and responsibly!
At Canada Vein Clinics we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer numerous state-of-the-art treatments for this condition and help to find the best treatment for you. Book a consultation to find out more information! Give us a call today at 1-888-876-8346, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.