Poor circulation can be caused by a number of conditions, from vein disease to high blood pressure, or cholesterol to simply a lack of physical activity. That’s why the first step in dealing with poor circulation is to see a doctor to determine what is causing the problem.

The Link Between Poor Circulation and Vein Disease

Often vein disease causes circulatory problems. That’s because blood cannot properly circulate when veins or the valves inside of them are damaged and not working properly. At VeinInnovations, the first step we take in treating all of our patients is doing a thorough ultrasound scan. This allows our Atlanta vein doctors to diagnose if and where there is a blockage or damage in the veins that’s preventing the proper circulation of blood.

Of course, if there’s an underlying issue such as vein disease that’s causing poor circulation, our vein specialists will recommend the best treatment. This may be one of our minimally invasive varicose vein removal procedures.

Lifestyle Changes to Improve Circulation

We often recommend some lifestyle changes for our patients who have one of our laser vein removal treatments to further improve their circulation and their overall vein health. These include the following:

  • If you’re a smoker, stop smoking.exercise
  • Exercise regularly – at least a half an hour of low-impact aerobic exercise like walking each day.
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • If you have a job that requires you to sit or stand for long periods, take regular breaks for a short walk or do some stretches. There are some exercises you can even do at your desk if necessary to improve blood flow to your hands and your lower extremities.
  • Keep your feet elevated while you sleep and whenever possible.
  • Keep your feet warm by covering them with blankets and/or wearing socks at night.
  • If you have poor circulation in your hands, wear gloves while outdoors when it’s chilly.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you are suffering from circulatory or varicose vein problems, it’s essential to find out the cause and get the proper treatment. Call us or complete our brief online form to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient vein clinics in Atlanta.