Ways to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Ways to Get Rid of Varicose VeinsVaricose veins, the swollen and twisted veins that often form in legs and ankles, are a common type of venous disease. While they don’t pose a serious health threat on their own, varicose veins can be uncomfortable and visually unpleasant or embarrassing. Additionally, they may increase the chances of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) developing, so it’s important to visit your vein specialist if you have any concerns.

Vein Therapy for Varicose Veins

The type of vein therapy treatment for your varicose veins will depend on the location, symptoms and extent of the dilated veins.

  • Compression stockings. Helps reduce the swelling in your legs and lessen any discomfort.
  • Sclerotherapy. A non-invasive procedure that takes only about 10 minutes to perform, often considered the “gold standard” of treatment.
  • Micro-Phlebectomy. Small sections of the dilated veins will be removed with tiny incisions in the skin.

Preventing Varicose Veins

Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of developing varicose veins that you can incorporate into your every-day life:

  • Exercise to get your legs moving and improve blood flow.
  • Avoid long periods of standing or sitting.
  • Avoid crossing your legs when you do sit.
  • Avoid tight-fitting clothing, especially clothing that’s tight around the waist, groin or legs.

Since varicose veins may increase your risk of health issues such as deep vein thrombosis, self-treatment through the preventative measures just listed should only be attempted after speaking with your doctor.

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