HOW DO VARICOSE VEINS BECOME VISIBLE?
Most varicose veins result from venous reflux. That is, it is caused by superficial veins that have abnormal reflux. Although these superficial veins are invisible, they are the underlying problem that causes visible varicose veins. So when you stand up, the valves in these veins fail and blood flows in the wrong direction. The returning blood flows down and nourishes the small side branches or tributaries that emerge to the surface. It is actually these superficial tributaries that we think of as varicose veins. However, the key is to recognize that there is usually a deeper problem. These underlying problems require an ultrasound to visualize and diagnose before treatment.
VARICOSE VEINS TREATMENT AT SPECIALTY CARE CLINICS:
- Varicose veins have surgical and non-surgical treatments.
- First, doctors consider nonsurgical options. Our medical team will advise if surgery is needed and continue treatment accordingly.
- Our experts are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to treat the most difficult varicose veins conditions.
- Call your doctor right away if you experience severe venous pain.
HOW IS OBESITY RELATED TO VARICOSE VEINS?
Obese people often have excess subcutaneous fat. In fact, this fat can surround the varicose veins and cover them.Therefore, there may be problems with the veins, but the veins are invisible and the problem goes undetected due to the excess fat. But as soon as you lose weight, your varicose veins will surface and become more visible. Conversely, obese people may have a serious varicose vein problem and may not even be aware of it.
CAN EXERCISE HELP IN GETTING RID OF VARICOSE VEINS?
Living a healthy and active lifestyle can greatly reduce the risk of developing varicose veins. Along with decreasing your blood pressure, improving blood circulation, and lowering your risk of varicose vein disease, regular exercise will help you in a variety of other ways. Additionally, the decreasing weight will relieve strain on your veins and improve blood flow.
While losing weight and exercising frequently can be extremely useful in preventing varicose veins, if they have already developed, the only option is to limit the disease’s course without therapy. Because they will aid in easing varicose vein disease symptoms and delaying development, maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in regular exercise is crucial for those with vein disease. However, weight loss and exercise cannot treat or eliminate varicose veins.
Medical intervention is typically the most dependable remedy after varicose veins occur. Varicose veins may now be treated in a variety of ways, most of which are performed as outpatient treatments that allow patients to resume their usual activities the same day or the next. These include venaseal, sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, and endovenous laser ablation. Not all therapy choices, though, are appropriate for everyone. Make an appointment with Specialty Care Clinics if you’d like to know which treatment option is best for your circumstances.
CAN WE CURE VARICOSE VEINS BY WEIGHT LOSS?
We can see why people ask this issue, but as experts who are regarded as some of the top vein physicians in the USA, we are unable to answer the question. Yes, lowering weight will improve your general health, including the condition of your veins, but it won’t get rid of your varicose veins.
In almost all cases, varicose veins are caused by a condition called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). This disease causes tiny one-way valves that “leak” blood in veins and stop working. When blood is pumped out of CVI-impaired veins, these venous valves do not close properly and remain open. This causes blood to back up and pool in the veins, causing them to swell and become discolored – varicose veins.
In fact, no matter how much weight you lose, if you don’t receive treatment for your varicose veins, they’ll probably just become worse. Although losing weight can assist by relieving pressure on your veins and enhancing general circulation, it’s likely that if you don’t get your varicose veins removed, they’ll eventually become irritated and result in bleeding leg ulcers that won’t respond to standard treatments to make them heal.
WHAT ARE THE BEST PHYSICAL EXERCISES TO COMFORT VARICOSE VEINS?
While varicose veins cannot be totally avoided, daily activity might lessen your risk of developing them. Simply changing your sitting or standing posture frequently will enhance your blood circulation and help reduce the amount of blood that causes your leg veins to enlarge.
Your body’s capacity to pump blood up the leg and back toward the heart can be improved with exercise. Additionally, it aids in maintaining a healthy weight, which reduces your risk of developing varicose veins.
The following is the list of exercises which should be practiced if one has varicose veins:
- Leg Lifting
- Ankle Exercises
These are few exercises one should not practice if he/she has varicose veins:
- Weight Lifting
- Squotes and Lunges
- Excessive Running