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Prevent Vein Disease with Cleaner Air

When we talk about varicose vein prevention, we're typically talking about the diet and exercise habits that you can engage in to improve your circulation and limit the likelihood that you'll suffer from vein problems. However, a new study shows that you may also want to take a closer look at the air you breathe if you're serious about protecting yourself from vein disease.

The study revealed that those people who were exposed to particulate air pollution for long periods of time were at higher risk of developing serious vein problems such as deep vein thrombosis. The pollution seems to have an impact on the circulatory system, causing unnatural clotting to occur. The risk seems to be high; the study suggests that there's a seventy percent greater chance of developing this disease after prolonged exposure to that type of air pollution.

The study showed that the impact of the disease was greater on men than on women. Women who were taking hormone replacement therapy were found to not be affected by the air pollution in the same way (and therefore had a decreased risk). There are no definitive suggestions for preventing vein disease by protecting yourself from air pollution but it's yet another reason to start engaging in actions that reduce the pollution here on earth.

Question of the Day: Would you consider moving to a place with less air pollution in order to protect yourself from vein disease and other related medical problems?

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