How do I spot varicose veins?
Spotting varicose veins may seem like an easy task if they’re superficial. They will appear as thickened veins that are protruding from the skin. They are often tangled. They have the potential of developing anywhere on the body. Most often, they are located on the legs, and occasionally on the thighs. If they’re deeper, they may be more difficult to spot. Sometimes, they may be confused for other things like broken blood vessels or spider veins. Only a trained medical professional can tell you for certain if the condition is indeed, varicose veins.
Are some people more prone to developing varicose veins?
While anyone is prone to developing varicose veins, there are some people that have a higher risk than others. Those who are most likely to need varicose vein treatment are older females. Those who’ve been pregnant are also at a higher risk for developing varicose veins. People who are obese are also twice as likely to develop this condition and many other vascular-related conditions. Those who work in jobs that require standing in one position for an extended period of time are also at risk. People who have had a trauma to their legs, or who have had leg surgery are also in a higher risk category. Genetics are also a major factor in determining one’s risk of developing varicose veins.
What can I do to help my condition prior to seeking varicose vein treatment?
There are several important steps you can take if you’ve determined that you have varicose veins. Improving your activity level is a great place to start. Even a simple walking routine can reduce stress, and can help you lose weight. Less stress on the area where the veins have developed can help reduce the negative side effects. Changing your diet to incorporate lean proteins and avoiding refined sugars will also help any vascular conditions. Avoiding smoking and other unhealthy activities like excessive alcohol consumption are also greatly beneficial. Avoiding tight clothing and elevating the legs is also helpful. You can also purchase compression stockings. These will help improve the circulation in the legs, which will help to alleviate some symptoms. It’s important to be screened if you feel you may have developed any vein or other vascular health conditions. Metro Vein Centers have locations in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. There’s most likely a center, nearby.
How can I afford varicose vein treatment on a fixed income or a tight budget?
Metro Vein Centers accepts most insurance plans for treatment costs. Medicare is also accepted. Cost should not stop you from seeking necessary medical attention in any scenario. Free screenings are available at all centers, and you’ll be treated by a board-certified vein treatment physician. Getting set up for a free screening is quick and easy with Metro Vein Centers.
What types of procedures are available at Metro Vein Centers?
Metro Vein Centers uses the latest technology available to treat your varicose veins. Laser and radiofrequency ablation and ultrasound guided therapies are available. These procedures are typically minimally invasive. You’ll be back to your regular routine quickly with the caring, dedicated, and highly experienced professionals at Metro Vein Centers. Give them a call and set up your free screening, today.