Is it the SUN or the Summer HEAT - that causes VARICOSE VEINS?

hot summer time at the beach

The Summer Holidays are HERE! We’ve waited all year to getaway for the summer. Chances are you have booked a week at the beach or some nice getaway at the lake or on the river for relaxation. Just knowing you’re around water makes it sound cooler and more refreshing for the HOT summer months.

So the question is – Does the Sun play a part in causing Varicose Veins?

No, the SUN itself, does NOT cause varicose veins. However, the HEAT associated with the hot summer sun does. The high temperature heat can make your veins in your legs uncomfortable, causing our bodies to go into a cooling mode. Your body wants to cool down, causing the superficial veins to dilate and enlarge, bringing them to the surface of the skin to help dilate heat from the body. By doing this the blood is brought closer to the surface of the skin to cool down the body, they then can become filled with blood making the veins look and feel larger.

If you do not have vein or vascular disease or problems with your vascular system, your good. However, if you see signs such as, your legs feeling heavy and tired and aching and there’s swelling and bulging in your blood vessels in lower extremities of your legs and feet, you are a true candidate for varicose veins.

Some symptoms of Varicose Veins may include:

  • Itching of the legs
  • Legs aching with sight Pain
  • Heavy legs and leg fatigue
  • Swelling of the legs and feet
  • Skin color changes in the feet and legs

The HEAT can increase the Risk of Dehydration - You Must -

Drink, Drink, DRINK lots and lots of WATER.thurst-water

  • Your sweating and perspiring
  • Your losing electrolytes / minerals and nutrients

Be Smart when in the SUN:

  • LIMIT the time you spend in the SUN
  • Chose the best time to Reduce the Sun’s strongest ray
  • Strongest hours of rays are between 10am and 2pm
  • Wear a cap, visor or wide brimmed hat to cover nose, lips, eyes and face
  • Fair-skinned people should be especially cautious
  • Lather up with Sunscreen regularly, especially at the beach or around glistening water

If you’re already a candidate for varicose veins - you may want to TRY

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Your legs and body will "THANK YOU" by following these helpful tips, and you can make the most out of your summer holidays!

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Written by admin on July 1st, 2018