Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Healthy Veins seminar with Dr. Cindy

Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen, Founder of the Vein Healthcare Center, truly loves to educate people -- patients and doctors, alike -- about vein health.

Dr. Asbjornsen recently gave a community seminar at Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness in Portland, Maine, where she discussed the basics of how veins work...and what to do when they don't. And, she explained what phlebology is!

Participants asked tons of great questions, including what do do about the so-called "Economy Class Syndrome" and DVT. 

Dr. Asbjornsen explained that you don't need to be in economy class (or even on an airplane) to be at risk for bad circulation. It's really about sitting in the same position for too long. A long car ride, for example, can have the same effect. 

Dr. Cindy's simple and practical advice for keeping your veins healthy during a lengthy car ride is three-fold. One, do the calf pump frequently (also known as "the foot pump"). Two, stay hydrated. Three, stop for restroom breaks! That will get your calf muscles moving AND give you a reason to keep drinking water during the ride.

Click here to watch the vein seminar. Click here to contact schedule an appointment, or to ask us any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!