Varicose and spider veins create pain and discomfort for millions of Americans, both male and female. In fact, according to recent information published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a Division of the United States National Library of Medicine, fully twenty percent of all American adults can expect to develop varicose veins during their lifetime.
In the early stages,varicose veins are usually seen as predominantly a cosmetic issue. As the condition progresses, those afflicted with varicose veins can go on to experience a variety of symptoms ranging from discomfort and swelling, primarily in the calves and lower legs, to painful veins, bleeding, and skin ulcerations. If you have just began to notice the appearance of the prominent veins that are often the first visible sign of a developing varicose vein problem and would like to avoid becoming increasingly uncomfortable, here are some tips to help you achieve your goal.
Improve your overall health and daily routine
While some varicose veins occur due to genetic predisposition, excess weight and a sedentary lifestyle are also common factors associated with the development and progression of varicose veins and other circulatory system disorders. Taking proactive measures to shed the excess pounds and increase your daily activity levels can help to more easily maintain healthy blood flow and minimize the development of inflammation and discomfort.
Unregulated blood pressure and uncontrolled blood sugar levels may also contribute to the severity and discomfort of varicose veins, so taking steps to make wise dietary changes and seek medical help to normalize these conditions should also be considered.
Explore medical options for controlling or removing varicose veins
While varicose veins that are only causing minor cosmetic issues may never require medical attention, those that are creating pain, swelling, or ulceration should be evaluated by a qualified medical professional. Recent innovations in the care and treatment of varicose veins has improved the number of options patients can use to address this condition. Unlike the once commonly used vein stripping procedure, which was both painful and invasive, newer options now exist that are much less invasive.
Utilizing lasers to seal problem varicose veins requires only minimal incisions and is much more comfortable for the patient, during both the actual treatment and afterward. If you or someone you love is suffering increasing discomfort from varicose veins, speaking with the medical team of a reputable laser vein treatment service in your area will help you understand available options and decide if they are right for your situation.