How To Increase Blood Flow With Venous Insufficiency

August 10, 2023
By United Vein & Vascular Centers®

How to increase blood flow if you have venous insufficiency 

Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition that involves the blood vessels, most often in the legs. Those with venous insufficiency have veins that do not function properly and may inhibit blood flow within the legs. Some symptoms of this condition include swelling, ulcers on the skin, varicose veins, and changes in skin color and texture. If you’re dealing with chronic venous insufficiency and you’re looking for ways to increase blood flow, take a look at some of the ideas below. 

How can you improve blood flow if you’re dealing with venous insufficiency? 

  • Wear compression stockings — One of the first things you can do to increase the blood flow in your legs is to wear compression stockings every day. These stockings are designed to reduce blood pooling in the legs and improve circulation from your legs to the rest of your body. 
  • Increase your daily movement — Another thing you can do to increase the blood flow in your legs is to amp up the amount of physical activity you complete each day. Physical activity is great for getting the blood moving through your legs, so you’d do well to get some movement in every day, even if it’s walking down the block every evening or morning. 
  • Keep your legs elevated — You can also keep your legs elevated to promote blood circulation. This means sitting with your legs and feet raised higher than your heart. Elevation is a known method of increasing blood flow to an area. 
  • Undergo a minimally invasive procedure — One more thing you can do to increase blood flow to your legs is to see a specialist who can perform a minimally invasive procedure designed to treat chronic venous insufficiency. 

Contact United Vein & Vascular Centers for your venous insufficiency treatments 

You don’t have to continue worrying about symptoms of vein conditions that are making your life more difficult. Our vein specialists at United Vein & Vascular Centers are here to help you. Each of our team members understands the uncertainty and discomfort that vein problems can lead to, and that’s why they’re committed to helping you better understand your condition, your symptoms and the options you can use to address them.  

Our specialists can also help you find the most effective treatment option for your vein condition and include it in a comprehensive treatment plan that’s designed to:  

  • Reduce your symptoms. 
  • Improve your ability to walk and perform other normal daily tasks.  
  • Increase your overall quality of life.  

Contact us today to learn more about your vein condition and the ways it can be treated or to set up an initial appointment. 

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