4 Ways to Help Your Varicose Veins
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

4 Ways to Help Your Varicose Veins

Don't worry! Here are some helpful tips to help your varicose veins.

5
4 Ways to Help Your Varicose Veins

A common problem for many people, varicose veins can be painful and prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities. However, once you speak to your doctor and start learning more about your condition, you will find there are many things you can do to help your varicose veins. Rather than live with pain and be unable to live life as you really want, here are four ways you can improve your varicose veins.

Compression Socks and Stockings

The most common items used to help deal with varicose veins, compression socks and stockings have come a long way in recent years. Tight-fitting, the purpose of these socks and stockings is to put mild pressure on your legs, which in turn will encourage proper blood flow and support damaged veins. They are also good at helping to prevent blood clots, which sometimes can be life-threatening.

Limit Sitting and Standing

If there is one thing that makes varicose veins worse, it is prolonged sitting and standing. Should you have a job that has you sitting or standing for much of your shift, try to move about as much as possible. If you are standing for hours and hours, take a few breaks to sit down and relax. If you sit for a long time, get up and walk around a bit. By doing so, you'll reduce the pressure on your varicose veins.

Medical Treatments

Should your varicose veins be extremely painful and not respond well to other treatment options, you may want to visit a varicose vein treatment specialist to find out about specialized medical treatments that may be available. One of the most common is sclerotherapy, which involves a treatment specialist making injections into your varicose veins. By doing so, this helps to reroute blood flow to veins in your leg that are healthy. Endovenous thermal ablation is another option, and is a treatment method that uses laser heat or high-frequency radio waves to reroute blood to other veins.

Exercise

Finally, certain exercises can be great ways to improve your varicose vein condition. Biking and swimming are particularly good if you have this condition, since each will get blood flowing through your calf muscles without putting added strain on those areas. However, prior to beginning any exercise routine for your varicose veins, it's best to consult with your doctor.

By talking to your doctor, working with a varicose vein specialist, and using some of the tips mentioned here, you may find it becomes much easier to live with and manage your varicose veins.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

74237
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

135062
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments