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.