Almost everyone experiences some sort of venous issue as they get older, with areas like our hands and legs most commonly affected. But how can you know when it’s time to seek out treatment?
Well first of all, if you feel that a spider vein or varicose vein is bothering you, even just from the appearance, then there are easy and convenient treatments available whenever you feel ready. If however you’re concerned from a medical point of view, then here are some things that you should look out for.
Pain is the first reason that should lead you to receiving treatment, if your veins become painful then you shouldn’t live with the side effects when a simple solution is available. Also painful varicose veins could be a sign of a more serious problem, and so you’re advised to at least seek professional advice if you do experience any pain as a result of a varicose vein.
You should also seek help if your vein has developed a stronger than usual colour, or if the colour changes quickly over a short time frame.
Things you can do at home
There are plenty of things that you can do in order to reduce the appearance of varicose veins, prevent future development, as well as relieving any underlying symptoms.
First of all, a healthy diet and exercise regime is essentially for healthy veins. If you have a poor diet, exercise infrequently, or spend long periods of time stationary then you are putting yourself at risk of developing varicose veins and exacerbating existing conditions.
Compression socks are another great way of alleviating the pressure in problem areas like the upper and lower leg.
If, however, you decide that it’s right for you to consider getting treatment for your Spider Veins or Varicose Veins, there are plenty of simple and non-intrusive procedures available. Most treatment options leave little or no scarring, and recovery time ranges from one to two weeks depending on the method and the severity of the condition.