Pregnancy is a life-changing event in a woman’s life. The experience of carrying a baby is unlike any other, yet it does come with challenges. About 40 percent of pregnant women develop varicose veins, which occur when the valves in the leg veins malfunction.
Did you know that sitting too much can increase heart attack and stroke risk by 147 percent? Although the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week, that can be difficult for those with varicose veins.
People who suffer from varicose veins can experience leg pain, heaviness, swelling and tingling. The skin may also be affected, from minor itching and scaliness to a condition called varicose eczema.
Winter will be here before we know it! When cold weather arrives, our body’s circulatory system slows down. The circulatory system permits blood flow and the transport of nutrients throughout the body.