Our bodies are equipped with one of the most complex systems, our circulatory system. This system has the difficult job of pumping blood throughout our entire body, making sure every organ, tissue, and muscle are supplied with enough blood to properly function. All of this important work is carried through our bodies by tiny and delicate veins. Arteries help regulate how much blood and where the blood goes to in your body. More specifically, arteries take the blood containing oxygen and nutrients out into the body, while veins return the blood back to the heart. Between arteries and veins, veins have a slightly more difficult task. Arteries send blood out (or downward) while veins send it up towards the heart. Veins have to work twice as hard against gravity to push the blood back to your heart, making healthy veins crucial to your wellbeing. Keeping a healthy circulatory system is crucial to being overall healthy. Blood plays such an important role in keeping our bodies healthy and functioning properly, without your veins working properly, the rest of your body suffers. While not as thought of, vein health should definitely be in the forefront of our minds. Especially as we age, this is where many vein issues arise.
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Not all vein symptoms are easy to identify. Many of them can be slow moving, while others occur rapidly. Many doctors also mistake the symptoms for again, arthritis, joint pain, or muscle fatigue. It is important to remember that symptoms vary from person to person, and should be talked about with your doctor. One of the main reasons it is important to identify your symptoms is so that you can catch any vein issues early, and be able to treat them as soon as possible to lessen any negative consequences. It is also important to discover the root cause of your vein problem so that you can correctly treat it. By not correctly treating it, you are only masking a problem that could potentially be worse off the longer it goes correctly untreated. Here are some important symptoms to look for in deteriorating vein health:
-Leg pain and discomfort
-Achy or heaviness in the legs
-Early muscle fatigue
-Itching or burning sensation in the legs
If you experience any or all of these symptoms bes sure and call you doctor so that you can learn the root of the problem and treat the condition early. We love happy and healthy veins, so make it a priority to keep yours that way too!