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Veins and Vacations: Finding Comfort and Relaxation During Your Summer Getaway

No word sounds better following the word “summer” than “vacation.”

With the opportunity to temporarily break away from the monotony of your everyday routine, who wouldn’t relish the days to come that offer both refreshing solace and invigorating renewal?

But not everyone can necessarily adopt the same care-free mindset. In fact, for those living with venous diseases, they have other physical and emotional realities to take into consideration as they prepare for a getaway.

When Pain Cuts The Fun Short

When your vacation date is upon you, travel is inevitable. From traversing the airport to walking to your hotel or simply exploring the hidden nooks and crannies within the community you’ve taken temporary refuge in, you’re bound to be up, moving, and on your feet for extended periods of time.

But this on-the-go mindset is often impeded by the consequential pain of venous diseases.

After all, studies show that aching pain, as well as sensations of heaviness, itching, swelling, and other forms of physical discomfort are among the most commonly experienced symptoms of varicose veins or other venous diseases.

And the difficult reality is, if you spend too much time standing up or lying down one day, it may leave you in enough pain that you have to cancel your anticipated plans for the next.

When Blemishes Disrupt Your Outdoor Comfort

Even if your physical symptoms are mild and tolerable, the emotional discomfort of visibly diseased veins is another aspect that many reckon with while out in public.

Not only do spider veins emerge as discolored blemishes and varicose veins bloom in swollen lines across one’s hands or legs, but these visible signs can grow worse with time.

“In more severe cases of chronic venous insufficiency, a slowing of blood flow through the vein can lead to localized skin changes, including dryness, a rash or brownish discoloration, and open sores (ulcers),”  according to Harvard Health Publishing.

Thus, many find themselves sacrificing their comfort to wear longer clothes and cover themselves, or even steering clear of the indulgence of other outdoor activities as a means of avoiding bathing suits or other revealing clothing.

When You’re Ready To Take Action

If you’re eyeing the calendar only to then glance down at your veins in concern or hesitation, it may be time to reach out for help. After all, nobody should have to relinquish the comfort and relaxation of a vacation all in the name of a venous condition that is entirely treatable!

Thankfully, Ponte Vedra Vein Institute offers a variety of treatment options for those living with venous diseases, most of which are covered by insurance. From sclerotherapy to endovenous laser ablation and more, our compassionate team of experts is available to help you find the solution that restores both your confidence and enables you to live fully!

If you’re ready to learn more or book your free vein screening, the answer is simple: Contact Ponte Vedra Vein Institute today by calling (904) 280-0600. Our patients are our passion, and we look forward to helping you!