Home Care or Removal: Which is the Right way to Treat Varicose Veins?
- Posted on: Aug 15 2016
Varicose veins can be a major problem. They directly affect how you feel about your appearance, and may send you into hiding beneath full-coverage clothing even when the weather encourages otherwise. Who wants to cover up all the time? Furthermore, who likes having to rush home after work just to sit with their legs propped up in order to minimize discomfort? These common symptoms of varicose veins, as well as swelling and itching, can be incredibly frustrating. Still, does that mean you should rush into treatment?
The answer regarding how and when to treat varicose veins is really very simple. It is completely up to you. Yes, you can perform daily or weekly rituals that aim to increase comfort by soothing inflamed tissues. You can keep this up for as long as you’d like, really. And at the same time, you can say “enough is enough” and schedule a consultation with our friendly team. We are here to help you explore your options so you can make a well-informed decision about how to treat varicose veins.
The common methods if improving comfort without professional vein treatment include:
- Making compression stockings a normal part of your apparel.
- Exercise regularly in order to foster good circulation.
- Maintain a healthy body weight to alleviate stress on the cardiovascular system, and on the lower extremities.
- Prop your legs up whenever you can to decrease swelling.
- Move around throughout the day rather than staying in a seated or standing position for hours on end.
What to Know about Varicose Vein Treatment
- Treating varicose veins at home may improve comfort, but it is not likely to change the appearance of those veins.
- It is not mandatory that you try to treat varicose veins at home for any length of time. If you do not like the appearance of these veins, or want them gone now rather than later, schedule your visit with us.
- Varicose vein treatment is conducted for optimal results. Smaller veins may be treated with sclerotherapy, while larger veins may be more appropriately treated with laser or radiofrequency.
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