Monthly Archives: February 2018

Time to Love Your Legs


February is the month of love, and we want you to love your legs! You shouldn’t have to live your life hiding because of varicose or spider veins. Good vein health can become a habit and priority in your life! It’s easy to achieve your best physical health with a few simple lifestyle changes. Here are three things you can do to help alleviate the pain and embarrassment caused by varicose veins:

  1. Schedule a consultation at the Reno Vein Clinic

Dr. Merchant and the staff at the Reno Vein Clinic are experienced in healing all severities of spider and varicose veins. We offer four different treatment options to help you achieve your best legs. Read about all our treatment options here!

  1. Get plenty of exercise

We know you’ve probably heard this before, but getting enough exercise, particularly gentle cardio, is one of the best ways to keep legs healthy. When you move and exercise, blood flows more quickly through the legs. When you’re stationary for long periods of time, blood can pool, worsening varicose veins. Activities like brisk walking, jogging on sand or other low-impact terrains, biking, and hiking are great for varicose veins. Swimming is also a great total-body workout that really gets blood pumping! Be sure to always consult your doctor before starting a new workout regimen.

  1. Maintain a Good Diet

One of the best ways to improve leg and overall health is to eat right. When your body has extra pounds to carry, it causes a strain on your legs and veins. Losing weight can be one of the most effective ways to help reduce the appearance of varicose veins. It’s important to exercise and eat well for maximum weight loss. But don’t worry, it’s easy to eat well when you have the right recipes and can make meals that are delicious and healthy! Check out this recipe for Chicken & Quinoa Burrito Bowls! Be sure that you’re including enough water into your diet too. Hydrated veins are more supple and allow blood to flow through them more easily!

Throughout your journey to better vein health, be patient and stay positive. Remember that you’re working towards a better, healthier life!!

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The Importance of Preventative Care


Have you ever heard the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?”

When it comes to healthcare and self-care, this quote rings more true today than it ever has! Each day it is so easy to take small steps to improve your overall health and help avoid more serious health problems that may arise in the future. You and your doctor are a team when it comes to your wellness, and through routine checkups, you can ensure good overall health each day through your lifetime!

Did you know, nearly 80% of illnesses are preventable in some capacity? Preventative care focuses on establishing, maintaining, or improving your health status each and every day. This can include vaccinations and screenings, but it’s also about a consistent, nutritious diet and proper exercise. his means that you can take extra steps toward your health to save yourself trouble and pain in the future!

Here are 3 easy steps you take to be proactive about your health today:

  1. Drink Water. We say this all the time, but drinking water is SO important to overall health. Your body works better when it’s hydrated.
  2. Watch Your Weight. If your body is forced to carry around extra pounds, it leads to more strain on muscles, veins, and joints.
  3. Schedule Regular Visits with Your Doctor. It’s important to make sure you receive frequent check-ups to ensure everything is running smoothly.

Preventative self-care is a habit you’ll want to make sooner, rather than later. Make healthy lifestyle choices and monitor your health– you’ll be happy you did! Call us today to schedule your preventative care appointment (775) 329-3100!


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