It was once thought that varicose veins were something that happened to older women (and men!) but never to younger ladies in their late twenties and thirties. Actually, varicose veins can strike women of almost any age and to anyone who has them, they are thought to be one of the least desirable features. When a woman has varicose veins she is unlikely to put on a swimsuit to go to the beach, wear capris length pants or even wear a knee length dress. Even if she has the shapeliest legs imaginable, those unsightly veins will prevent her from showing a little leg.
Cause of Varicose Veins
Just as cardiovascular disease can strike anyone of any age, even though more common as we grow older, varicose veins can be symptomatic of vascular disease. Veins all have valves that open one-way only and when those valves fail, blood pools without returning to the heart as it should. The end result is swelling and veins that appear to have burst. This usually happens in the legs because those are the areas farthest from the heart and because of gravity, it is much harder for the body to pump blood back to the heart.
Are There Natural Remedies to Varicose Veins?
While there are a number of products on the market that claim to be effective in the treatment of varicose veins, few are really what they claim to be. In many cases they are nothing more than a supplement known to thin the blood. It is thought that by thinning the blood, the body would not need to work so hard and that blood could be pumped through the valve much easier. To some extent this might be effective, but usually treatment by a medical professional would be much, much more effective.
Medical & Surgical Procedures for Varicose Veins
When you go to a valid professional vein treatment center such as the Metropolitan Vein and Aesthetic Center in New York, there are a number of procedures which have verifiable results. You may be asked to wear compression stockings (hose) that help reduce the effects of gravity, literally pushing the blood back up the leg. Other times minimally invasive procedures such as Microphlebectomy can be used to remove the affected vein yielding great cosmetic and healthful results.
Other times a medical procedure called Sclerotherapy is performed which involves injections with a tiny needle that literally cause the affected veins to swell to such an extent that they stick together and become unnoticeable within a few weeks. This not only reduces pain but also improves the appearance, ridding the leg of those spider veins that are so unsightly.
If you are suffering from varicose veins, chances are they are not painful but just ugly to look at. Even so, some people do experience a significant amount of pain due to swelling and it isn’t until the veins are removed with Microphlebectomy or closed off with Sclerotherapy that levels of pain are reduced. Are there ‘natural’ remedies? None have been conclusively proven so it is always best to trust you doctor if you want to rid your legs of those oftentimes twisted and ugly purple varicose veins.
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