There is a strong correlation between varicose veins and weight gain. While varicose veins do not cause weight gain, one of the main causes of varicose veins is obesity. This is due to the added stress that excessive weight gain can put on your veins.
When veins are under extra stress due to obesity and weight gain, they can begin to malfunction. Specifically, the one-way valves in the veins can begin to fail, causing the blood to pool in the lower extremities. This type of vein disease is known as insufficiency. Some of the symptoms that are associated with vein disease include:
- Numbness ot a tingling sensation
- Burning or aching of the legs
Luckily, if you are experiencing these unfavorable symptoms, losing weight may help.
Losing weight will take the extra strain off of your veins, and hopefully improve your symptoms. The increased pressure on your veins due to excessive weight will be released, allowing relief from the effects of vein disease. It is important to consider that once venous valves have been damaged, this damage will not be reversed through weight loss. As varicose veins are a progressive disease, the only way to fix malfunctioning valves is through treatment. But, as mentioned above, losing weight will drastically improve the symptoms associated with venous disease. Getting daily exercise through walking or working out, drinking more water, and eating healthy and nutritious foods can help to make weight loss easier.
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.