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Your Age and Vein Health

Not surprisingly, age plays a significant role in vein health. Vein damage is cumulative, so the longer we live, the more challenges our veins have endured. By the time we reach an advanced age, our legs have undergone many years of stress.

How Does Your Age Impact Your Lifestyle?

Age also plays a role in our lifestyle. As we age, we generally are less physically active. This lack of physical activity can strain our venous system and also encourages weight gain, further stressing our veins. Muscle mass is lost as we age, which decreases support for veins.

How to Keep Your Vein Health as You Age

Maintaining vein health as you age is possible. Keeping up with a regular exercise regime, particularly swimming or pool exercises, is a great step to support your veins. Water provides an antigravity environment that is conducive to flexibility exercises, which are also helpful to those suffering from the ravages of arthritis, joint and back pain.

Use of compression stockings when standing for long periods or traveling can help avoid the symptoms and signs of vein problems. It is never too late to treat problem veins. We have treated patients in their early 90’s with significant improvement to their lifestyle.

Your Age and Vein Health
With weakened vein walls, less muscle and weight gain, our vein disease risks increase as we age. See our tips for preventing this leg damage that becomes more likely as we get older.

"I was seeking laser therapy for my legs because I was experiencing aches and pains in my legs along with swelling and bulging veins."

— Stacy M.

What Is the Best Vein Treatment for Aging Veins?

Prevention is always the best vein treatment for aging veins. However, damaged veins can be closed off, which helps the body reroute blood away from surface veins to deeper veins. These deeper veins have muscle surrounding them, providing greater support and pumping function. If you are wondering whether you have or are at risk for developing vein disease, schedule an appointment to speak to one of our friendly vein care specialists about your concerns.

How Does Vascular Vein Centers Help Older Patients?

Our team at Vascular Vein Centers has decades of experience caring for patients at every age. If you are experiencing the symptoms and/or signs of vein disease, don’t let the damage continue. It’s never too late to improve your quality of life or avert the skin changes of venous disease. We have successfully treated vein disease in patients in their eighties and nineties.

Contact us today to talk about your problems. With vein care, timely action can prevent damage that requires more significant treatments. Compression is always the keystone to leg health. As we get older, graduated compression stockings are sometimes difficult to put on and take off. There are solutions, be it a device to assist or Velcro wraps, which are easier to apply and remove. Don’t hesitate to ask about your options! No matter what your age, diseased veins can be treated and closed—it’s never too late. We have treated patients in their 80s and 90s.

Do you have the warning signs and symptoms of vein disease?

Take this short, five-question quiz to find out if you’re at risk.

Do you have the warning signs of vein disease?

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Do your legs often feel tired and heavy?