Can You Avoid Getting Varicose Vein Treatment?

Updated on: August 18, 2014

The female body is quite a remarkable thing. After all, it is not only designed to live everyday life, it is also designed to give life. As the female body ages, she begins to undergo various changes in both her hormonal and physical health.

Thus, she has to start undergoing various procedures, like a varicose vein treatment. The varicose vein treatment itself can be done in two different ways. For more serious varicose veins, laser technology will be used in order to facilitate better blood flow. These kinds of veins are caused by an excess amount of blood having pooled within them.

In the second kind of varicose vein treatment, sclerotherapy might be used. Specifically, this is a very basic procedure in which a certain kind of medicine is injected into the varicose veins to promote blood flow and reduce swelling. If these veins are not checked, then they might lead to a clot.

However while it is indeed very important to check with your doctor to see if you need varicose vein treatment, wouldn't it be better if you didn't get these kinds of large, purple/blue/green veins in the first place? One of the main causes of these kinds of veins is not taking proper care of your legs when pregnant.

This is something that really makes all the difference later on in life, because women who don not take care of their legs while they are pregnant not only sometimes end up with varicose veins, but they also end up with arthritis. Yes, it is very comforting to know that varicose vein treatment is available, but these veins can actually be avoided easily.

For example, if you are the kind of person who really enjoys taking walks, you can by all means continue to take them, but be more mindful than ever of your footwear. Do not wear heels while you walk. Instead, wear comfortable footwear that has built-in support. Also, be sure to rest your legs after your walk by sitting in a comfortable chair with your feet and legs comfortably resting on a footstool. It is very important to make sure that the muscles in your legs do not get exceedingly cramped.

Why are these things that can cause vein problems in pregnant women? As the fetus grows, the female body naturally starts to gain weight. This added weight puts pressure on the legs, which are not just muscle and bone, but also lots of veins. The veins are meant to carry blood to and from the heart.

So, when a woman who is gaining weight moves around, extra pressure is placed on the heart, which in turn starts to force the blood through the veins faster. The veins then start swelling to accommodate the blood, but the blood has trouble getting through.

Obviously, one of the main reasons varicose veins are so annoying is because of their overall appearance. Many women tend to worry more about that than anything else! Well, regardless of the motives (and whether you have been pregnant or not) rest and avoid crossing your legs. These two things alone can really work to your advantage.

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