Conditions that are caused by veins that have become abnormal or diseased may include spider or varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, and their symptoms such as swelling, itching, and pain or discomfort. Home remedies may in some cases help to reduce the appearance and pain of varicose veins.
Although varicose veins and smaller spider veins may not be preventable, it is possible to stop the ones that already exist from getting worse and to delay the formation of new ones. Certain lifestyle changes can play a big role in helping to ease symptoms.
Exercise is always great for circulation, improving blood flow and easing pressure on the veins. Try leg lifts, calf raises, bicycle legs and side lunges to get the blood pumping. Regular low-impact exercise such as swimming, walking, or yoga and a diet that’s high in fiber and low in salt can also help by improving overall health and helping to control body weight.
Avoid high heels and tight clothing, refraining from crossing the legs when sitting, elevating the legs above the heart for 15 minutes, 3-4 times per day, and changing sitting or standing positions regularly can all help to alleviate pressure on the legs which can worsen varicose veins.
Compression stockings can help people with varicose veins by temporarily reducing the discomfort and skin damaging effects of varicose veins and spider veins. The stockings provide pressure that is greatest at the ankle and gradually decrease as they move up the leg. The increased pressure in the tissue of the lower area of the leg can help minimize swelling and promote better circulation.
However, home remedies cannot correct the underlying vein problem, they can only provide a temporary reduction of symptoms. When symptoms are painful and home remedies have not provided sufficient relief, varicose veins treatment can help. A specialist vein doctor can effectively provide treatment for varicose veins using the latest endovenous laser ablation and sclerotherapy for varicose veins techniques in just minutes per leg.
Because no scalpels or sutures are utilized in either treatment, there are no long-lasting scars or keloids. There’s minimal discomfort, and most treatments are characterized as being virtually painless. With these modern therapies, most people can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Additionally, most major health insurance carriers provide coverage for the treatment of vein disease and venous insufficiency when medically necessary.
If you would like more information regarding effective varicose vein treatment, please contact the Goldman Vein Institute today at one of our two convenient locations:
Jupiter 561-625-9853 or Wellington 561-790-4550 or visit us at www.goldmanveininstitute.com.
At the Goldman Vein Institute, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive care for varicose veins, spider veins, and other conditions caused by venous insufficiency. Our highly-qualified and experienced, board-certified vein specialists, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Varghese-Goldman, combine their extensive knowledge and experience, with the latest innovations in vein treatments.
With our offices in Jupiter and Wellington Florida, the Goldman Vein Institute serves patients from Stuart, Hobe Sound, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Hialeah, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor, Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Aventura, Surfside, Hallandale, and Hollywood, and we welcome patients across South Florida to visit our state-of-the-art vein centers, where we provide the latest in vein treatment technology.