Varicose veins and spider veins are very common conditions that affect a lot of adults. It’s estimed that between 30 and 60% of the adult population suffers from this condition.
Varicose veins are large swollen blood vessels that usually develop on the legs and can be seen through the skin. On the other hand spider veins, besides the legs they can also appear on the face.
The most common cause for varicose veins is a job which involves having to stand a lot of time, like for instance factory workers, guards, etc.
Being overweight is another main cause and by working on losing weight is a good way to treat your varicose veins.
It seems that varicose veins are more frequently seen on women. Also the symptoms are more intense during the menstrual cycle.
For most poeple who are affected by varicose or spider veins, this condition is just a cosmetic concern, but there are also cases where people said that there is also some kind of pain associated with varicose veins, which feels like a cramping in the legs.
Here are 4 ways you can treat the symptoms from varicose veins and spider veins.
1. Losing weight
Obesity is one of the most common causes for varicose veins couple with having to stand for longer periods of time. Losing weight can take care of the pain cause by the vein problem. As a side note, because varicose veins is a circulation problem and obesity causes so many health problems, another thing which I noticed is the link between being overweight and having a snoring problem. Snoring can lead to serious heart conditions and should not be ignored. My father used to snore heavily until we got him an anti-snoring device (Zyppah), which he wears during sleep. If you have a snoring problem and you’re wondering does Zyppah work, well I can tell you from personal experience that yes it does work and it’s very effective.
2. Compression stockings
This is a quick solution, especially when you’re in pain. These type of stockings squeeze blood up the legs, preventing blood clots from forming. They can be bought from any surgical supply shop or pharmacy.
There are 3 types of compression stockings, pantyhose, above the knee and below the knee.
3. Varicose vein cream
There are a number of cream treatments that do what they say they do which is to calm the pain in your legs. Venorex is probably one of the most effective spider veins cream and it’s made from natural ingredients.
4. Endovenous laser treatment
This is done under local anesthesia and it involves inserting a small laser fiber into the vein and then shooting pulses of laser light throught it which causes the vein to collapse.
Surgery is used mostly to treat large varicose veins which cannot be treated with anything else. Through this procedure portions of veins are removed by making small incisions that don’t even need stitches. Usually a patient of this procedure can return home the same day.
Well, there you have it. 5 ways by which you can treat your varicose veins and spider veins problem.