If you suffer from varicose veins, our hot Arizona summers may not be your favorite time of year—and not just because summer fashions expose your legs and you can fry an egg on the sidewalk.
Although heat doesn’t cause varicose veins, it can aggravate them. Here’s why. When your body heats up, the veins dilate to allow more blood to flow to the surface of the skin. That, combined with sweating, helps your body avoid overheating. This increased blood flow is the reason your skin may be red after a hot shower or after doing outdoor chores in the midday sun.... Read More