Often, there may be several occasions where it’s hot out or you want to wear an outfit that may show off your legs. When you’re dealing with specific issues, it can feel uncomfortable to show off your legs when they’re covered in noticeable veins. Varicose veins are often just a cosmetic issue and are a very common issue that many people struggle with. For some, it can cause pain and discomfort, which could also lead to more severe issues when varicose veins are left untreated.
Dealing with Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are veins that are dark purple or blue and often are bulging around the legs. When they’re accompanied by pain, it can feel achy, or you may notice swelling in the legs. Pain can be worse after you’ve been sitting or standing for long periods of time and can also feel itchy. If varicose veins are causing you pain or causing you to be lacking in self-confidence, it’s important to talk to your doctor to find out how you can treat them.
Varicose veins can often be treated at home through different forms of self-care and changes in lifestyle. You should be sure to exercise often and raise your legs when sitting or laying down. Compression stockings can help squeeze the legs and encourage blood flow to properly move throughout the legs. This can help reduce the appearance of varicose veins and reduce pain.
In more severe cases, surgery could be needed in order to correct any issues that may be occurring inside the veins,
Contact Your Doctor Today
Don’t let varicose veins stop you from wearing your favorite outfit or from playing your favorite sport! Contact your doctor at Pennsylvania Vascular Institute in King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Bethlehem, and East Stroudsburg, PA, for more information today at 800-296-9294.