“I just want to go to the beach and wear a swim suit.”
It is sad how many of you tell me that you have not worn a swim suit in years. In fact you may not even own one. Worse yet some of you may wear jeans to the beach. I can only imagine how this makes you feel, as you miss out on special beach moments with family and friends.
If you have varicose and spider veins you know the embarrassment of unsightly varicose and spider veins. It is important to understand that it is not your fault that you have vein disease.
You probably wonder why you do have vein disease. You may have a genetic predisposition–they tend to run in families. Second if you have children the risk of vein disease increases with each pregnancy. And finally if you have a job with a lot of sitting or standing your occupation may contribute to your vein problems.
If there were things you could do to help yourself would you consider them? There are things you can do to help yourself and there are things we can to help you. These things include: regular exercise, elevation of your legs when you get a chance to rest, wearing compression socks when up on your feet and maintaining a healthy weight. Oh, if you like to wear high heels save them for special occasions since regular use affects the venous blood flow and can make your veins worse.
Despite these ‘conservative’ measures your veins will get worse over time without some corrective measures. You definitely want to seek treatment to prevent the cascade of symptoms referred to as Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) including: swelling, skin discoloration and ulcers.
Your phlebologist (physician who specializes in the treatment of varicose and spider veins) can evaluate your legs with a simple office exam and ultrasound and help you understand your treatment options.
If you have the symptoms of varicose veins or vein disease don’t let them keep you from a good night’s sleep.
Call your phlebologist for an appointment to determine if you have vein disease and what can be done to treat it.
If You Live in GA Call (800) 764-3280 to get Help!