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While you’ll need to undergo a medical procedure of which there are many to choose in order to eliminate your varicose veins, there are a wide variety of lifestyle changes your doctor may recommend. While home treatments won’t get rid of your varicose veins, the right choices at home and at work can help relieve the symptoms and also decrease the likelihood of developing additional varicose veins. To support healthy circulation, your doctor may recommend the following tips.
Stay healthy and fit: Exercise regularly and watch your diet; staying a healthy weight will reduce the pressure on your veins, especially in the legs and pelvic area. Even light exercise, such as walking, improves blood circulation. Be sure to stay hydrated and choose foods low in fat, sugar, and salt for a healthy circulatory system, and your overall well-being.
Take breaks from standing: If you stand during the majority of the day, make sure to take breaks to stretch, walk, flex, and sit down for brief periods of time. This will keep a healthy level of circulation present and prevent blood from pooling and creating pressure in the legs. If you do experience pressure or swelling in the legs, wear compression stockings to support blood flow back to the heart.
Counteract sitting: If you sit for extended periods of time, take short exercise breaks. While you are sitting down, keep your legs moving with simple exercises, such as pumping your feet up and down alternately. In general, the more activity the calf muscles perform, the better leg circulation will be. Refrain from crossing your legs as this can impede circulation.
Avoid tight-fitting clothes: Avoid wearing tight-fitting, restrictive clothing like tight girdles, belts, panty hose, or skinny jeans that can slow blood flow from the legs to the body and vice-versa, leaving blood to pool and pressurize the veins in the legs.
Wear flats: Wear flat shoes rather than high-heels to exercise your calf muscles better when you walk, encouraging blood flow.
Wear compression stockings: Compression hose are designed to fit more snugly around the foot and ankle area, and gradually fit more loosely going up the leg. This encourages blood to flow upwards towards the heart rather than pooling in the lower legs and feet, and can alleviate the pain associated with varicose veins. Compression hose can also hide the appearance of varicose veins. There are many stylish brands and types of compression stockings available; talk to your doctor for more information.
About International Vein & Skin Institute
We strive to deliver state of the art medical, surgical and cosmetic care!
Our main focus at International Vein & Skin Institute is:
•Diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and leg ulcers.
•Medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails, in children and adults
Our physician and medical director Jozef Tryzno, MD, RVT, FASA, FASLMS has been providing quality medical care for over 20 years. He is a highly skilled physician with over 12 years of laser technology hands on experience, and also one of the very few highly qualified vein specialists in the area.
The philosophy of the practice is based on providing the latest, safest, and most advanced cosmetic technology to our patients. This is achieved in a very professional, yet tailored and personal way, with the patient’s goals and expectations as the highest priority.
Experience: No other facility in the area has as much experience as we do with phlebology and laser technologies. Our medical director Jozef Tryzno, M.D., has performed thousands of cases and is specially trained in Phlebology and Laser and MultiLight technology.
Equipment: All systems are permanently located at our office and are not brought in by truck for occasional use. This assures you that treatment after treatment we will provide each patient with predictable, best possible results.
Consultation: We believe that our commitment to providing pre-op consultation immeasurably helps our patients in their decision making process. Patients often require a combination of therapies to successfully treat their problems.
At the time of your consultation, our medical provider will discuss your individual needs and concerns, in order to develop the best treatment options for you. For the majority of our patients, the results are remarkable. For your convenience, some of the treatments can be performed immediately following your consultation if you desire.
For all venous consultation Dr. Tryzno personally conducts a venous screening evaluation to assess the extent of the symptoms and the potential severity of any underlying problem. Armed with this information, Dr. Tryzno can educate each patient about a treatment plan, estimated cost and the expected outcome.
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