At the very least, varicose veins can be an unwelcome sight on your body. At their worst, they can cause painful health problems.
Varicose veins are formed when the veins’ valves fail to keep blood flowing towards the heart. Blood will then collect and painfully enlarge the veins, most commonly in the legs. This issue is very common, particularly in women.
As with all matters of health, prevention is the best medicine. However, if you already have varicose veins, there are still actions you can take to diminish them.
Improving blood circulation and blood pressure through exercise is a great way to combat varicose veins. Cardio such as walking or cycling for 30 minutes a day can improve your symptoms. Other leg exercises like lunges and leg lifts can also be beneficial. Make sure to consult your doctor to choose exercises that are right for you.
Compression socks can be worn to improve circulation of the blood. The socks usually apply the most pressure to your feet and ankles, as they are the furthest from your heart. While compression socks may help with pain and swelling from varicose veins, there are more effective options available.
Vein ablation is a minimally-invasive, outpatient alternative treatment to vein stripping for varicose veins. The procedure is performed by injecting a local anesthetic around the vein, and then inserting a thin catheter. A laser is applied to the inside of the vein, which cauterizes and closes the diseased vein. After the diseased vein has been closed, other healthy veins take over to carry blood from the leg, re-establishing normal, healthy blood flow back to the heart.
Why choose Blue Rock Medical?
Vein ablation is performed under conscious sedation with constant monitoring by a nurse and every procedure is performed by a board certified physician. Blue Rock Medical has incredibly knowledgeable and caring staff that are ready to help you live the healthy and comfortable life you deserve.
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