Stress and Vein Health

Stress and Vein Health

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  • Stress can have serious implications on a person’s mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Patients may be surprised to know that stress can have an adverse effect on the vascular system as well, which ultimately impacts vein health.
  • The vein specialists at Palm Vein Center explain how stress affects a patient’s veins.

Stress causes a number of physical and mental health problems such as headache, fatigue, stomach cramps, nausea, anxiety, depression, and inability to focus. Over time, these symptoms can lead to long-term health consequences like gastrointestinal conditions, obesity, behavioral health disorders, and cardiovascular disease.

In regards to the last-mentioned item, stress can place a heavy burden on a patient’s cardiovascular health. Therefore, it’s imperative patients at risk of venous disease maintain control of their stress levels. A stressful lifestyle can lead to a poor diet, lack of exercise, and drug or alcohol abuse – all things that can cause or exacerbate a vein disease like spider veins, varicose veins, or deep vein thrombosis.

These factors can put added pressure on veins (weight gain) and reduce blood flow and circulation (smoking). To effectively manage vein health while stressed, it’s important to start by “treating” your inner self. Set aside a few moments each day to quietly meditate or take short walking breaks to increase blood flow and cognitive function. Next, try implementing a relaxing activity such as painting, practicing yoga, or reading, into your day.

It may also help to introduce an exercise program into your daily schedule to not only reduce stress, but to also improve cardiovascular health and prevent or mitigate the development of varicose veins. If varicose veins are impacting your physical wellbeing, call Palm Vein Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our vein specialists! We will work with you to diagnose and treat your vein condition. Our team provides a number of treatments and minimally invasive procedures to control varicose veins. Call the Valley’s leading vein clinic to make an appointment today!

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

For more information on vein diseases and the treatments provided by the specialists at Palm Vein Center or to make an appointment, call 623-201-4777. We look forward to meeting you!