Varicose veins are a major health concern for millions of people suffering from this condition. These swollen and twisted veins may cause pain and discomfort and if symptoms are left untreated they may lead to more serious complications. Here are some useful tips for healthy and beautiful legs:
Tip# 1. Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
Appropriate medical treatment is the only solution to varicose veins. At USA Vein Clinics, EVLT is offered as a minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment for symptoms of vein disease such as painful varicose veins, leg pain or cramps, leg heaviness or swelling, restless leg syndrome or skin discoloration on the legs. This treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes around 15-20 minutes. During this procedure our vein and vascular specialists insert a tiny image-guided catheter into the diseased vein and use laser energy to seal it. This allows healthy veins to take over blood flow immediately. After an EVLT procedure our patients resume normal activities immediately . The cost of this treatment is covered by most insurance plans and Medicare and Medicaid.
Tip# 2. Compression stockings for support
Compression stockings should be worn after an EVLT procedure. They help keep the treated veins from reopening. Your doctor will help you select the right grade of compression stockings for you. Compression stockings come in different designs: traditional knee-high or thigh-high nylons for women or white sports socks or black trouser socks for men.
Tip# 3. Avoid sitting or standing for long-time
Some people have jobs that require them to sit or stand for very long hours. This is one of the biggest risk factors for developing varicose veins. When you sit or stand for extended periods of time the muscles in the legs that pump blood are not used as much. This can cause blood to pool in leg veins leading to varicose veins. After an EVLT procedure, if your job requires you to sit or stand for extended periods of time you should wear compression stockings to prevent blood pooling in your legs.
Tip# 4. Maintain a good blood circulation in your legs
Even after an EVLT procedure you should work towards maintaining a healthy blood circulation. Exercising or walking everyday for at least 30 minutes is good for blood circulation in your legs. We hope these tips help you achieve and maintain healthy and beautiful legs .
If you are suffering from symptoms of veins disease don’t wait! call (888) 628 9389 to schedule a consultation with our vein and vascular specialists.