If you’re one of the many people living with varicose veins, you’re familiar with the ache, the fatigue, the heaviness, and the periods of sharp pain that can accompany the condition. It’s not easy to deal with – you literally suffer, and you probably don’t like the way your legs look. You may wonder, “How do varicose veins form?” In short, they form from blood swelling in the legs, which doesn’t allow it to circulate back up to the heart. This leads to inflammation, and if untreated, the condition only gets worse. According to the Mayo Clinic, while exact causes are not agreed upon, aging is a factor. When you age, veins lose elasticity, affecting the way their valves operate. Pregnant women are also at risk because of the increased blood volume in their bodies, but this usually clears up from three months to a year after delivery.
Conservative Treatments You Can Try at Home
At Clarity, we practice surgery, but we want you to have tried less invasive, more conservative treatments first. So below is a list of 5 things you can do on your own to help relieve your varicose vein condition.
While there’s no foolproof home remedy for varicose veins, these methods have been shown to help manage the condition and are effective in prevention. In many cases, altering your lifestyle will also help any potential medical procedures to be more effective.
You are not helpless to suffering from this condition, but can be an active participant in your recovery. Partnering with a good doctor and medical team is a great way to further find solutions that work. Freedom from pain and discomfort—that’s worth fighting for, don’t you think?
To learn about ways to manage varicose veins and explore possible treatment options, call a patient care coordinator at Clarity Vein & Vascular at (877) 761-6326.
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