Did you know that up to 35% of people in the USA suffer from Varicose veins? They come in all different shapes and sizes but generally, they can be recognized by purple or blue swollen veins that push out of the skin. For many of the mild and moderate cases, there is no serious risk, but they can cause tingling, numbness, pains, and even ulcers.
It was found that women tend to suffer from varicose veins (spider veins) at higher rates than men, likely because of hormonal changes related to pregnancy, but they can also be caused by sitting for long periods of time, genetics, obesity, and even smoking.
Weak valves in the veins are unable to prevent the single direction of blood flow and cause blood to congregate in specific areas in the veins, causing them to swell. If you are experiencing any discomfort or looking to control your varicose veins it is best to schedule an appointment with one of the highly rated vein doctors we have in Queens, sooner than later.
If you are just noticing your spider veins in the early stages here are 3 ways you might be able to treat them from home:
Compression socks are a common and affordable treatment for mild varicose veins. They can be purchased in most pharmacies, health stores, or at a local vein specialist. The idea behind the compression socks is simple; they are tight-fitting socks that apply pressure to the lower legs. Legs are the most common location to find varicose veins. The pressure helps to support the weak veins, ensuring the blood flows easier and in one direction. They also prevent blood clots in the lower legs.
Staying active is essential to maintaining a healthy heart, cardiovascular system (including veins and vein valves). There are two aspects to staying active to improve varicose veins. The first is the easiest, and that is to avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Blood circulation decreases when you aren’t moving, so simply taking breaks every 15-20 minutes so stretch, take a short walk, or just move around can work wonders. For those looking for more intense physical activity, jogging, swimming, hiking or even light weight lifting can help improve vein health in the legs.
Obesity is one of the leading causes of varicose veins. The extra weight supported by your legs can increase the chances of having spider veins. One of the best ways to decrease your weight and improve overall health is to eat healthy foods. Foods high in sodium, are not healthy and retain extra weight in the body. Also, switching to a more natural diet can improve your heart health and vein health. This includes staying away from foods high in preservatives and eating more natural fruits and vegetables.
Luckily, for more severe cases, we have access to some of the Queens featured Vein treatment clinics, for those looking to find more spider vein treatments.
Varicose veins are always better to treat before they start causing any pain and discomfort, for immediate appointments with the top vein clinic in the area contact:
Dr Claire’s Vein Treatments Of Queens 161-10 Jamaica Ave 3rd Fl 11432 (718) 269-3883 https://www.downtownveinphysicians.com/queens-ny-office