How can I spot varicose veins?
Varicose veins are usually easy to spot, but not always. Occasionally, people will mistake them for broken blood vessels. Varicose veins can be superficial or deeper within the legs. They have the potential for developing anywhere on the body, however; they are typically found on the thighs or legs. When located superficially, they are typically raised and appear as thickened or tangled veins. They can also appear as a combination of these things. It is always best to have a vein specialist determine whether or not you need to seek varicose vein treatment.
How do I know if I need varicose vein treatment?
A free screening is the best way to determine if you need to seek treatment. Only a professional vein and vascular health physician can determine the best course of action. Minimally invasive treatments are available and are usually covered by health insurance. While varicose veins may appear to be “unsightly,” they are a very legitimate health condition that needs treatment for medical purposes. The board-certified physicians at Metro Vein Centers are trained and equipped to handle all of your concerns and get you feeling and looking better in no time.
Is there anything I can do to improve my varicose veins?
Again, the best remedy is determined by a medical professional. You can make changes to reduce the impact of your varicose veins. A great place to start is by exercising. Obesity significantly increases the risk of developing and having complications with varicose veins. Taking a daily walk will significantly improve your overall health, and will improve your vascular health as well. Changing your diet will also help you to lose weight and improve your health.
Simple changes like avoiding refined sugars can have a lasting and positive impact. Avoiding strain on the legs will help varicose veins as well. Avoid crossing your legs and standing or sitting for long periods of time. Wear clothing that isn’t snug. While there is no at-home remedy, there are simple steps you can take to reduce the severity of your condition.
Where do I seek varicose vein treatment and what types of treatment are available?
Metro Vein Centers offer a free screening to determine the best treatment possible. They have locations in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. There are several different types of treatments available. Again, they are typically covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare. Most options will have you back to your normal activities with minimal disruption to your daily routine. Laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and ultrasound-guided therapies are among the most common procedures.
Can I avoid developing varicose veins?
Unfortunately, varicose veins cannot be thwarted or avoided for some patients. Sex and genetics play a major role in the role in the development of vascular and vein conditions. Trauma to the legs and surgery can also increase the risk of developing varicose veins. The only factors that can help reduce the risk or severity of varicose veins are the environmental factors previously mentioned. Lifestyle changes can significantly improve the chance of complications or development of vascular conditions for many people. Even those who currently have these conditions would benefit from making positive changes to their routines.