The old saying about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure is absolutely true and in many cases can be all, or at least most, of what an individual needs to prevent or slow down serious problems with their vascular system.
A healthy lifestyle cannot be emphasized too highly and should be followed as closely as possible whether an individual is perfectly healthy or facing health issues.
Most likely you already have concerns either about yourself or a loved one that brings you here. At the Vascular Center of Wichita Falls, we take prevention seriously and work with our patients to help them understand those things they can do to prevent an existing problem from progressing or enter them into a program of follow-up to monitor events and head off development of a disease process. For that reason, in each area of discussion you will find specifics for prevention.
Being proactive in the following areas will help achieve an overall healthy lifestyle and better quality of life and living:
- Don’t smoke
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat a balanced diet (or as some might say, “If it tastes good, spit it out!“)
- Avoid excessive alcohol intake
- Have an exercise program
- Manage stress
These are all things a person can do to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle and particularly important if you have vascular problems or other health issues.
We hope the information on these pages is both informative and helpful, but it is intended for education only. Please do note that no web site, no matter how much information is shared, can replace a consultation with your doctor and a vascular specialist. Medical technology and treatment are continually improving and evolving so before making any decision on treatment, it is always advisable to see your doctor first for a comprehensive evaluation of your vascular disease and other medical conditions.
At the Vascular Center of Wichita Falls, we work closely with your other physicians. If you have concerns about your arteries or veins, contact us. A referral is not necessary to make an appointment.