As summer travel plans begin to take shape, many people find themselves embarking on long-haul flights. While the excitement of reaching a new destination often takes center stage, it is crucial not to overlook the importance of maintaining vein health during these journeys.
If you're traveling soon and concerned about how your veins will hold up, we understand! This can be a common worry for people with vein issues.
As Vascular Surgeons, we are frequently asked about the risk of air travel and the development of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots. Despite the abundance of warnings in airline brochures and “common knowledge” in the lay press, the scientific evidence is less overwhelming!
One of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Vein Institute of New Jersey is: “Does exercise have any effect on varicose veins and/or spider veins?” We always tell our patients that the benefits of exercise will outweigh the negatives. Exercise improves arterial circulation and cardiac function, which can[…]
The holiday travel season is upon us and one of the more stressful aspects of the holidays can be travel. In particular, airline travel can negatively affect your vein health. So, now is a good time to review some of the issues that may occur when you travel now or anytime of the year and how to protect your vascular[…]