Is the sight of varicose veins giving you less confidence to wear dresses and short skirts? Varicose and spider veins are a common sight among women all over the world.
The presence of these leg veins is caused by prolonged standing or sitting. Staying in a prone position for too long can cause stress to the valves and impedes the blood from flowing in the right direction. When this occurs, the blood pools and bloats the veins, making them bigger and more visible.
Varicose and spider veins are also commonly seen in pregnant women, especially if you’ve had more than one pregnancy. The fetus growing inside can apply pressure to the veins in your pelvic area, causing spider veins to appear. Women who regularly wear heels are also not an exception in getting varicose and spider veins.
To prevent the formation of varicose and spider veins on your legs, take note of the following
- Avoid constantly crossing your legs while sitting down
- Avoid wearing heels that are more than four centimeters high
- Avoid wearing garments that are too tight around the thigh and the leg area
- Do work out regularly in order to keep the right blood flow throughout the body. Do exercises that focuses on your leg area.
If you are already suffering from varicose and spider veins, different forms of treatment are available to have them removed and for the pain to be eased.
To ease the discomfort of having varicose veins, wearing compression stockings can improve the blood flow in your legs. You can also try raising your legs above your chest as another option in enhancing correct blood flow.
The presence of varicose and spider veins can be unsightly. Fortunately, you have an option of getting invasive treatments to improve the cosmetic appearance of the veins. These clinical treatments also lessen the swelling and the pain.
Injection sclerotherapy is a form of treatment wherein a fine needle injects a solution to the spider veins, causing them to become just small fibrous threads, which eventually will close permanently.
Clarivein is another treatment option for varicose veins, which is minimally-invasive and uses a rotating catheter to pump sclerosant to the vein in order to close it.
Endovenous laser treatment is the form of treatment highly recommended for people with diseased veins that are shorter than seven meters. Ultrasound is used together with a small catheter and inserted into a small skin opening. A lot of patients prefer this treatment because there is no incision, hospitalization and general anesthesia needed. There is also less pain involved so there is lesser down time.