The most common misconception about varicose veins is that people only want treatment because they do not like the way they look cosmetically. Varicose veins can cause leg fatigue, swelling, and general discomfort. In addition, they can be a warning of long-term health risks including: deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, poor circulation, and leg swelling.
Exercise is the best way to prevent and maintain the vein tissue. Twenty minutes of walking a day or simply raising yourself up on the balls of your feet and then lowering them to strengthen the calf muscles throughout the day are two simple ways to help prevent varicose veins. Compression stocking is another approach to prevent the disease’s ability to progress.
As springtime arrives with its warm and sunny days, we begin to daydream of skirts, shorts and BBQ’s. Panic and anxiety can then creep in as our legs are not ready for the world to see. The varicose and spider veins that have been hidden under long pants for the winter are about to be seen. Springtime is an ideal time to seek treatment, because it allows plenty of time to recover before we put on those summer clothes. With modern varicose vein treatments, recovery time is minimal.
Varicose veins occur when the valves in the veins are damaged and the veins near the skin surface are stretched and distorted from the increased pressure caused by blood flowing in the wrong direction. Although the condition is usually not life threatening, it is either painful or just simply unattractive. If your condition qualifies, The Vein Institute of Hunterdon offers an office based treatment that can eliminate your varicose or spider veins. The Vein Institute of Hunterdon uses state-of-the-art therapy including EVLT (endovenous laser therapy), sclerotherapy, and ambulatory phlebectomy to treat problem veins quickly and with minimal recovery time.