How to ease your varicose vein symptom flare-ups in summer heat

Over 25 million people, 1 in 3 people in the United States, live with varicose veins, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. Though some people may not sense any symptoms, others with varicose veins can experience burning, throbbing, itching, cramping, heaviness, or other pain. In addition, the heat that summertime brings is known to irritate varicose veins and intensify symptoms.
Mohammad Reza Amini, MD, director of Peripheral Arterial and Venous Disease services at Loma Linda University International Heart Institute, offers a breakdown of summertime’s impacts on varicose veins and tips for alleviating symptom flare-ups.