Do I have varicose veins?
Varicose veins are a common vascular health concern for many people. While they typically affect women, men are prone to developing them as well. They typically occur in the lower portion of the legs, deep or superficially. They appear to be abnormally thick, entangled, or a combination of these things. As you age, they will typically become more prominent. Some people have varicose veins that they consider to be unsightly. Others may have internal ulcers that may be causing pain. Some patients have a combination of both types of varicose veins.
What causes varicose veins?
Varicose veins are caused by a number of factors. As previously mentioned, age can play a major factor in the development and severity of the damaged veins. Although it is uncertain as to the exact cause, most professionals agree that there is damage to the valve within the veins.
Many environmental factors can contribute to the development of varicose veins. Varicose vein treatment addresses the cause and factors that may be affecting the patient. Obesity also plays a major role in increasing the risk of developing varicose veins. Pregnancy is also thought to be a cause, due to the excessive pressure on the legs when walking and surrounding areas. If you’ve had a trauma to the legs or surgery, this can also contribute to the development of varicose veins. Genetics also plays a major role in determining whether or not you’re likely to develop vascular health issues.
What can I do to prevent varicose veins?
There are many different things you can do to prevent the need for varicose vein treatment. Regular exercise will help you maintain your weight, reducing the risk of obesity. Working out will also promote better overall health and reduce your risk of developing many vascular and other related diseases. A daily walk will help to reduce stress physically and mentally. Diet also can play a major role in warding off varicose veins. A diet consisting of reduced or eliminated refined sugars is helpful. Simple changes such as avoiding fruit juices with added sugar and eating brown rice instead of white are impactful. Varying your daily routine to ensure a variety of movement throughout the day is also helpful.
Are there any over the counter products that can help get rid of my varicose veins?
While there are things that can help reduce the risk of needing varicose vein treatment, there is no over the counter remedy. Getting a free screening at Metro Vein Centers in New Jersey, New York, Michigan, or Texas is the best way to determine which treatment is best for you. In the meantime, you can do things at home to help. Elevating your legs and wearing loose-fitting clothing is a great place to start. Avoid crossing your legs and wear compression stockings to increase circulation. While these things can help, it’s always best to seek professional medical help. The professionals at Metro Vein Centers are able to determine the best treatment plan. They only employ board-certified vascular and vein health experienced physicians. Their minimally invasive procedures will get you back to normal in no time. Call them today to set up your free screening.