Premier Vein Clinics talks a lot about varicose veins. From appearance, to symptoms, to causes and treatment options. Three popular topics, when it comes to veins are:
- Vein Treatment Options
- Men and Varicose Veins
- Pregnancy and Varicose Veins
We’ve taken some time to recap the highlights of these topics.
Laser Therapy Treatment Options Are Better Than Traditional Vein Stripping
Vein stripping was a popular method for managing varicose veins, but it was very painful and scarring could often result. Patients faced lengthy rehabilitation periods after vein stripping. Treatments were costly, invasive, and required extensive time off from work.
Thankfully, advances in technology are making laser vein treatments easier than ever before. They are non-invasive, affordable, and can often be accessed as part of medical insurance. Most treatments are now in-office, done usually in under an hour, and require little or no down time.
Vein Treatment Isn’t Just for Ladies!
Although many people mistakenly associate varicose veins as a middle-to-older age women’s condition, anyone can develop varicose veins.
The National Institute of Health estimates that over 30% of women and nearly 20% of men in the US are affected by varicose veins in their legs or feet. While it’s true that women are prone to certain risk factors such as hormonal influences during pregnancy, menopause and from the use of oral contraception, the most common indicator for developing varicose veins is heredity.
Unfortunately, the mere appearance of varicose veins isn’t always enough to nudge men to come in for a free consultation. Too many men wait until the pain and discomfort impact their job and daily life, but men don’t know that varicose veins do not heal or go away on their own, and typically worsen with age. The sooner varicose veins are treated, the better.
Pregnancy and Varicose Veins
As if you need to add one more thing to the list of changes your body may experiences during pregnancy –there’s varicose veins. Those twisted, bulging, swollen veins on the legs. While not pretty, they are usually harmless.
However, varicose veins can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as swelling, cramping, aching, or throbbing. These all can add to the physical toll of pregnancy. Unfortunately, varicose veins and pregnancy can go hand in hand. During pregnancy women can do things like, exercise regularly, wear support stockings, and elevate the legs to help alleviate symptoms.
In many cases, varicose veins that develop during pregnancy improve after giving birth. However, there are some women who still live with varicose veins postpartum.
If you’re suffering from varicose veins and are tired of living with the appearance and symptoms that come along with them, contact Premier Vein Clinics of Knoxville at 865-588-8229 or online today for a free consultation.