Drs. Robert Merchant and John Daake are offering a free screening event for members of the community who have questions or concerns related to their varicose and spider veins, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), or are looking for information about general vascular health.
Most patients suffering from varicose and spider vein diseases defer treatment during warmer summer months because of lifestyle and wardrobe preferences. Therefore, the practice would like to take this opportunity and the cooler weather as an opportunity to remind patients of the importance of proper vascular health.
Appointments are required, and can be scheduled by called Reno Vein Clinic at (775) 329-3100, Monday through Friday during regular business hours. No walk-in patients will be accepted.
As part of this community event, each patient screening appointment will last approximately 15 minutes with the doctor, and it is advised that patients wear shorts or a skirt to best show problem areas easily.
The event will take place:
Wednesday, November 6th from 10:00am-4:30pm
Reno Vein Clinic
9480 Double Diamond Parkway, Suite 100
Reno, NV 89521
This is a free event.
Contact us for more information, (775) 329-3100.
Preventing varicose veins is not guaranteed. However, there are steps you can take to try and prevent them. While unsightly, varicose veins can lead to health issues and discomfort. These five steps are simple changes that will help keep your veins in their best shape.
- Exercise regularly. Walking and jogging will help improve circulation in the legs, and proper circulation helps to ward off the developments, as well as the worsening of varicose veins. Exercise also helps your overall well being, so enjoy a long walk!
- Avoid prolonged standing. Standing in one place for a long time increases pressure on your veins in the legs and feet. Over time, this pressure weakens the vessel walls, which in turn can lead to them collapsing. If prolonged standing is unavoidable at your job, mitigate the harm by shifting your position frequently, and try to walk around every 30 minutes.
- Sit properly. Sit up straight and don’t cross your legs. Crossing your legs can put pressure on your veins as well as cause a disruption in the flow of blood in your veins. Good posture also improved circulation!
- Maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight will put undue pressure and stress on your legs, and more importantly, your veins. Reducing weight will reduce the risks of varicose veins in many instances. Develop healthy eating habits and avoid foods with high calorie and low nutrition content.
- Quit smoking. Smoking contributes to a myriad of health issues, but if you need even one more reason, keep in mind that high blood pressure associated with smoking helps cause varicose veins.
These simple tips are easy to weave into your lifestyle and make them a part of your daily routine. We encourage you to live a healthy life in moderation, and doing these simple tricks will also help you to prevent varicose veins.
Now that summer has officially ended, we find ourselves wearing warmer clothing, enjoying Starbucks seasonal drinks (who doesn’t love a Pumpkin Spice Latte in fall?), and changing our routines from summer to autumn. While wearing minimal makeup, such as tinted moisturizers, worked in summer, when fall hits we find our faces needing just a little more moisture and maybe even a little more coverage. To combat that problem, make sure you are picking a morning and night moisturizer that leaves your skin soft and well hydrated. It is also important to still wear SPF during the day, even though the weather isn’t as warm. The sun is still out and can cause damage to the sensitive skin on your face. A BB cream is great to use during the day as well. It provides light coverage as well as the moisture your skin is craving.
Fall is also an important time to be sure you are still drinking a lot of water. Drinking water helps hydrate your body from within, giving you the “glow” you are always reading about. Facials and peels are also helpful in fall. Removing dead skin is essential to keeping pores unclogged and the texture of your skin even. Creating a routine of washing your face, moisturizing, applying any serums, and drinking lots of water is very important. Exfoliating 1 to 2 times a week will give you the extra boost in radiant skin.
While it is tempting to eat all the candy and yummy holiday comfort food, restrain as much as you can. Eating heavy foods and candy can lead to unwanted breakouts, as well as add too much sugar and salt to your diet. Eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water aid in your skin care routine. What you put into your body often times shows in your face- eating unhealthy foods, drinking too much alcohol and not getting enough sleep will make you look tired and sallow. This can be especially punctuated in fall with drier weather and your fading summer glow. Changing up your daily routine accordingly will leave your skin looking and feeling amazing.