During those long warm months of summer varicose vein symptoms can worsen and and become inflamed. If you had a suspicion that it was the hot weather that can exacerbate varicose veins, then you would be right. But there are other reasons behind additional varicose vein discomfort and suffering during the warmer months, and here’s why, and also what you can do to get some relief.

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Temperature makes a difference.

Summer varicose veins can cause a lot of discomfort for sufferers and this is because heat is a primary hazard for people prone to vein problems. Skin loses moisture and elasticity, which can further irritate areas already prone to sensitivity from bulging varicose veins. A subtle rash can quickly develop into something more painful and potentially dangerous.


Use clothing to avoid exposing skin to direct sunlight, preferably loose clothing that does not chafe your skin.

Holidays can be hard when you have to cover your aching legs up.

The holiday season is filled with disruptions that can aggravate varicose veins. Frequent gatherings of family and friends may have you sitting down or standing still for longer periods, both of which can spur circulatory stress and development of varicose veins.


If you’re sitting for long, take a break to get up and move around. If you’re standing, move around more or get off your feet.

Watching Your Diet

Holidays are also disruptive to your diet; frequent lavish eating can add weight and health stresses. A rich diet can trigger a number of conditions that result in varicose veins or exacerbate related symptoms, including sluggishness and itchy skin.

Solution: Use exercise to balance bad eating, or do your best to not stray too far from a healthy diet.

Summer, winter, or any time in between – the best strategy to alleviate difficulties due to your varicose veins or spider veins is to schedule a consultation at Vein Care. We are the leading Melbourne varicose vein treatment centre; thousands of patients trust us for compassionate care and innovative varicose vein solutions. Vein Care offers leading medical technologies for varicose vein treatment, including Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS). Contact us online or by telephone, varicose vein treatment is convenient and affordable and we are located in various locations around Melbourne.