Soon, we will say goodbye to sweaters and boots, and welcome dresses, shorts, and flip flops. If you suffer from varicose veins, summer may be your most dreaded seasons of the year. However, there is no reason to feel self-conscious of your legs anymore! Many treatment options are available to help the symptoms AND the appearance of unpleasant varicose veins.
About Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are found under the skin. These veins have usually become twisted, widened and as a result, are bulging. Although generally harmless, they can be bothersome because of their appearance and discomfort.
This condition often run in families. So, if you have a family member who has varicose veins, then you are at a higher risk of getting them too. Pregnancy also increases a woman’s risk of developing varicose veins. An increase in the blood volume and hormone levels can cause the veins in the legs to enlarge.
Other factors that may increase your risk of developing varicose veins include age and activity. This is because aging often reduces the vein’s capacity to stretch. Additionally, those who have a sedentary lifestyle or those who are on their feet for work may also develop varicose veins as a result of sitting or standing for too long.
Managing Varicose Veins
Varicose veins aren’t just unpleasant in appearance, but they can also bring discomfort due to the achy and throbbing feeling they leave on the legs. In serious cases, they can lead to other problems like phlebitis, bleeding, and deep vein thrombosis.
Mild symptoms of varicose veins may be alleviated by using compression garments and elevating your legs. Adjusting to lifestyle changes, such as engaging in more physical activities and keeping a balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight may also help reduce mild symptoms.
Varicose veins are not typically life-threatening but they can be painful. If you’re tired of living with the appearance and discomfort of varicose veins, it may be time to see a specialist. At Premier Surgical Vein Clinics of Knoxville, our vascular surgeons diagnose, treat, and provide long-lasting treatment plans for vein conditions. Good news: the initial vein consultation is complimentary. So, what are you waiting for?
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