When you find a vein bulging on your leg or have painful symptoms of varicose veins, you may feel a great deal of anxiety. Varicose veins are among the least understood of common conditions, and you should know that bulging veins do not always mean that you have a serious medical condition. Here are some tips to help alleviate your stress when you have your first varicose vein.
Varicose Veins Can Be Treated
Varicose veins are easily treatable. Advances in techniques and technologies mean that varicose veins can be addressed without painful surgery. Modern procedures for varicose veins are minimally invasive, and there is little to no downtime. After the treatment, your body routes blood through healthy veins and gradually absorbs the damaged vein.
Be Good to Your Legs
A varicose vein indicates that blood is not flowing correctly back to your heart. When you find a bulging vein, take some extra steps to be kind to your legs. If you are on your feet for most of the day, take a break every two hours to sit down and elevate your feet. Compression stockings can help with varicose veins, but the stockings must fit properly. You should speak with a varicose vein specialist before using compression stockings on your own. Exercising is good to do when you have varicose veins. Even working to move around more each day is a great way to be kind to your legs.
Use the Internet Wisely
Modern life has taught us that any information we need is just a few clicks away on our smart devices. The internet is a valuable resource for learning about varicose veins, but you should use the resources wisely. Many sources on the internet address advanced venous disease, and this may not accurately represent your particular situation. Reading about varicose veins should educate you, but not raise your anxiety and concern.
Speak with a Varicose Vein Specialist
Dr. Madan is a varicose vein specialist who diagnoses and treats the condition every day. Rather than rely on the internet to understand your varicose vein, the best option is to meet with him. He educates you about varicose veins, as well as your treatment options and what to expect in the future. After the appointment, you will feel more at ease with having varicose veins and complete confidence in the plan for treatment.
Do You Have Varicose Veins? Contact Center for Varicose Veins.
Varicose veins cause symptoms that are difficult to manage on your own, and you may have several concerns about the condition. For more than 20 years, Dr. Vinay Madan has helped people understand and manage their varicose veins to prevent complications and a reduced quality of life. He performs the most advanced treatment for varicose veins, including sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and VenaSeal™. All of these procedures are non-surgical and minimally-invasive, so you have no downtime or lengthy healing process. If you have varicose veins, contact Center for Varicose Veins to schedule a consultation.