Vascular Disease Awareness Month - STEP IT UP for September

Vascular disease is the collective term for diseases that affect the arteries, veins and lymphatics. It is a common as heart disease and cancer and accounts for some 40% of deaths in the UK.

  • Arterial diseases include: peripheral vascular disease, aneurysmal disease, carotid disease, strokes, leg ulcers
  • Venous diseases include: varicose veins, leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis
  • Lymphatic diseases include: lymphoedema

The Circulation Foundation is a charity that promotes and funds research into vascular disease. It also raises public awareness and supports people who are affected by vascular disease.

Varicose Veins Awareness Month

The awareness campaign for 2017 focusses on making key lifestyle changes that will help improve vascular health. These are:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Healthy eating
  • Regular exercise

The charity also wants to raise funds to continue its research and educational work.

For more information please visit the Circulation Foundation’s website at circulationfoundation.org.uk.

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