Varicose Veins And Winter: Laparoscopic Surgery Decodes The Connection

Winter can be a huge disappointment for those who suffer from varicose veins. Here's how to deal with this problem during the chilly months.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Updated : February 9, 2023 2:02 PM IST

Varicose Veins And Winter

If you have varicose veins (twisted, enlarged veins), the cold weather can make it harder for you to deal with the problem. One should not take this problem lightly at all as it can lead to unbearable pain. Can varicose veins worsen during the chilly days? Dr. Rajan Modi, Laparoscopy and Laser Surgeon, House of Doctors, decodes the connection between varicose veins and the winter season, as well as suggests tips to deal with the problem.

Varicose Veins And Cold Weather

According to Dr. Rajan Modi, any vein that is close to the skin's surface (superficial) can become varicose (twisted and enlarged). It can be seen at any time, causing discomfort and pain. But the cold weather and unhealthy winter habits make this time of the year more dangerous for those with varicose veins. But don ‘t get panic or anxious. You can deal with this problem promptly and then stay fit and fine. Nevertheless, it is essential that you take the responsibility for this concerning problem without wasting any further time.  Also Read - Yawning Incessantly? 5 Quick-Fixes You Can Try

Sign And Symptoms Of Varicose Veins

The red flags for enlarged varicose veins to look for are lumpy veins that are blue and dark purple, swollen feet, painful legs, and muscle cramps. Apart from that, dry, itchy skin covering the vein itself will also be worrisome for you.

Tips To Prevent Varicose Veins This Winter

• Try to stay physically active and stretch your legs in the morning. • Do not go overboard while exercising. Avoid doing any high-intensity activities that can steal your peace of mind. • Avoid wearing tight clothes which hamper blood circulation. • Quit smoking, as it can affect blood circulation. • Try to elevate your legs and rest enough. • Stay hydrated and have a nutritious diet to prevent your varicose veins from worsening during winter. • Try to stay in touch with your doctor on a regular basis to avoid any problems.