Step it up this September for your vascular health

Vascular disease is as common as heart disease and cancer and accounts for 40% of deaths in the UK! Many of these deaths are preventable!

Vascular disease is the collective term used for diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatics. So, every part of the body to which blood flows can be affected by it.  Arterial diseases include Peripheral Vascular Disease, Aneurysmal Disease, Cartoid Disease and Stroke and Leg Ulcers. Venous diseases include Varicose Veins, Leg Ulcers and Deep Vein Thrombosis. Lymphatic diseases include Lymphoedema.

September marks Vascular Disease Awareness Month with this year’s theme promoting a self-help approach to improving one’s circulation under the banner of Healthy Living/Healthy Circulation and improve their help.

Stop smoking
Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your vascular health as it damages the blood vessels throughout the body, including the extremities. Smoking increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and lower limb amputation.

Eat healthily
Maintaining a healthy diet can help reduce your chances of developing vascular disease as a balanced diet helps keep your weight under control, reduce your cholesterol levels, keeps blood pressure under control and reduces the risk of diabetes.

Exercise regularly
Physical activity is vital to lead a healthy and fit life, and for those suffering with vascular disease it is essential. Patients with peripheral vascular disease can improve their symptoms and ability to mobilise, by undertaking a specific exercise programme.

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