Varicose Veins Are Treatable

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Do you have varicose veins? If so, you are not alone. Many people deal with these unsightly veins on a daily basis. They can be very embarrassing and even lead to pain and discomfort. You are more at risk of developing these little streaks is if you are obese, elderly or have a family history of the condition. The good news is that you do not have to deal with this problem forever. There are treatment options for varicose veins that you should know about.

Compression Stockings

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Consider wearing compression stockings all day to get rid of these streaks. These stockings squeeze your legs, which will help your leg muscles move blood more efficiently. Compression stocking are sold at medical supply stores and pharmacies, so you should be able to find ones that fit you properly.

Sclerotherapy

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During sclerotherapy, your doctor will inject the vein with a solution that will help close them. In just a few short weeks, they will fade. The great thing about sclerotherapy is that it can be done right in your doctor’s office and you do not need anesthesia. (Read more about sclerotherapy)

Laser Surgery

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Laser surgery is a fairly new treatment option, but it is considered very effective. During this procedure, strong bursts of light are sent to the vein, making it fade and disappear. No needles or incisions are used during this procedure, but you might feel slight tingling. (Read more about Laser Vein Removal)

As you can see, you do not have to live with this condition forever. There are also several things you can do at home to make the condition less noticeable. For instance, you should start exercising more. When you work out, there will be more blood circulation in your legs. You should also avoid long periods of standing and sitting. Make sure to change your position every 30 minutes to encourage blood flow. In addition, don’t wear very tight clothes around your waist or legs because they can cut off blood flow.

Please read Ways to Help Prevent Spider & Varicose Veins to learn more about how you can help prevent making your spider or varicose vein condition worse.