How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins Without Pain and Surgery
Varicose veins are bluish veins which suddenly show up, ache, cause shame, embarrassment, and make wearing short shorts or dress one second guess.
They can also lead to unsightly and painful conditions for most women.
Varicose veins are ugly, but varicose veins and spider veins usually are only a cosmetic issue. However, sometimes, these bulging veins on the skin surface can signal a deeper problem.
About half of all Americans women experience the same pain and embarrassment brought on to them by varicose veins.
When painful signs and symptoms occur, they may include:
- An achy or heavy feeling in your legs
- Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs
- Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time
- Itching around one or more of your veins
- Bleeding from varicose veins
- A painful cord in the vein with red discoloration of the skin
- Color changes, hardening of the vein, inflammation of the skin or skin ulcers near your ankle, which can mean you have a serious form of vascular disease that requires medical attention.
Varicose veins are a very serious condition that should not be taken lightly. As you can see this condition not only does cosmetic damage, but causes physical pain. There are a lot of risk factors increasing your chances of developing varicose veins, such as age, sex, family history, obesity and the propensity to sit or stand for long periods of time.
If this sounds like anything you have to deal with at all, then let’s do something to change that together. We have outlined our top ways to get rid of varicose veins without pain or surgery. So let’s get into it!
At Home Self Care
There is not a lot one can do for at home self care and self preventative care of varicose veins. That being said you still do have some options as to treating yourself. For starters living a general healthy lifestyle will prevent and reduce the effects of the varicose veins.
This includes running, walking, exercise, elevating your legs and maintaining a healthy weight. Another thing you can use a home remedy is compression stockings to ease the pain of the veins. We also recommend not to sit or stand for too long, as this increases your risk of developing or worsening varicose veins.
Vascular Ultrasound Diagnostics
A vascular ultrasound is a safe and painless method for us to view your body’s veins and arteries and provides us with detailed pictures of blood vessels and information about the blood flowing through them.
We are able to see the size of your veins as well as abnormalities if present. Our vein patients begin their assessment and treatment process with a complimentary vein evaluation. After being examined by a physician and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), our patients receive a brief ultrasound. This initial scan begins the diagnostic process by locating the origins of the venous disorder.
Endovenous Laser Treatment
EVLT or Endovenous Laser Treatment is one of best treatment options available for large varicose veins and is quickly becoming the standard treatment. This procedure is also called Endovenous Laser Ablation or EVLA. Though it is often used for cosmetic purposes, it is more commonly used to help ease or eliminate symptoms including aching, leg swelling, skin irritation, discoloration or inflammation.
Micro Phlebectomy Treatment for Varicose Veins
Micro phlebectomy, also known as ambulatory phlebectomy, is a minimally invasive procedure that removes damaged veins from the surface of the legs through microscopic incisions. This procedure is used to treat varicose veins that are much larger than those treated with sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is not just a procedure performed at a cosmetic surgery center. Sclerotherapy is a very crucial tool in treating varicose vein disease. Sclerotherapy is a treatment that works best for average sized varicose veins as well as for spider veins conditions. The treatment is performed under Ultrasound Guidance so as to ensure the most precise placement of the treatment.
Some areas may need more sclerotherapy sessions than others, as the success and rate of the treatment dependent on individual. We will be able to tell during our physical exam; however, there should not be any issue that cannot be resolved in our offices.
Hopefully this comprehensive list has given you some great ideas on ways to treat varicose veins with no pain, and no surgery. You don’t have to be ashamed of your legs anymore, you don’t have to live with the pain you have been living with.
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