The treatment of varicose veins has never been easier. The minimally invasive techniques used at Premier Vein Clinics have a high success rate compared to older, more invasive treatment approaches. Here are three simple tips to make sure your treatment is quick and easy.
- Follow doctor’s orders following treatment. Your physician will likely recommend that you wear compression garments for a period of time following treatment. This is to promote proper healing and circulation. In addition, it is important to elevate your legs to a resting position above your heart on a regular basis during the first two weeks following treatment. Resume normal activity as prescribed by your doctor as this is an important step to recovery but only to the degree recommended by your physician. Most importantly, schedule and attend your follow up visit to ensure proper healing has occurred and no further treatment is necessary.
- Implement a good home care regimen to lessen the risk of developing future varicose veins. Wear compression garments as needed especially, when you will experience long periods of standing. Incorporate periods of rest each day where you can elevate your feet. To the degree possible, avoid long periods of sitting or standing. Make exercise a part of your normal routine to promote leg strength, circulation, and to help maintain a healthy BMI. To complement exercise, be mindful of your diet and reduce salt intake.
- Wear sunscreen. The risks involved with overexposure to the sun are countless. One of the many is increasing your chance of developing varicose veins. If you have already undergone treatment of varicose veins, chances are you would like to avoid a second treatment. Prevent sun damage to your legs, and your entire body, by using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, even on cloudy days, and reapply regularly.
While the actual varicose veins treated will not resurface, if your vein disease is inherited, it is possible new varicose veins will surface over time. Individuals with a family history of venous disease are likely to experience valve dysfunction, which can lead to the development of new varicose veins. Unfortunately, there is not a “cure” for weak vein valves; therefore to lessen your risk for recurrence, follow the tips listed above.
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