The New Year approaches during the chilliest months of the year when legs remain covered and everyone dress up to stay warm. If you or a love one is suffering from symptoms of varicose veins you may have noticed that this condition gets worst during the hottest months of the year. Varicose veins form when one-way valves in the leg veins fail to keep blood moving upwards, to the heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood pools in the bottom of the vein, which causes the bluish ropy swelling appearance. This increased venous pressure can cause a heavy aching sensation, pain, throbbing, or swelling in your legs. When our bodies heat up from high temperatures or activity, the veins dilate to allow for more blood flow. But if your veins were already having trouble regulating the blood flow, this could make the swelling worse. This extra swelling may then contribute to increased heaviness, pain, or fatigue in your legs making the symptoms of varicose veins even worst. During the cooler months of the year the legs remain covered which protect the skin from sun exposure and it is much easier to wear compression stockings during the winter. Therefore cooler months of the year are the best time to treat varicose veins. At USA Vein Clinics highly trained vascular specialists use the latest, minimally invasive and non- surgical treatments like Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) to treat the symptoms of venous insufficiency. These procedures take only 15 minutes and patient can resume normal activity immediately after the treatment. Since these procedures are performed as an outpatient procedure, patients can visit us during their lunch hours from work and get back to work right after the treatment is complete. Another reason why you should get your varicose vein treatment in the winter months beside the ease of wearing compression stockings and less sun exposure is to get ready for an amazing summer. As summer is the time when most people plan vacations its is best to get treated in the winter so you can monitor the progress after your varicose veins treatment and get ready to enjoy an amazing summer vacation.
For more information call (888) 628 9389. All treatments at USA Vein Clinics are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.