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December 2014

Running and Varicose Veins: Are They Connected?
"Dr. Luis Navarro of the Vein Treatment Center, said that there was long thought to be a relationship between running and varicose veins. He explained that, of course, exercise is very good for vascular health and that it improves circulation. He calls the ‘second heart’ a system of muscles, veins, and valves in the calf and foot that work together to push deoxygenated blood back up to the heart and lungs; this is a good thing. "