While there are many physicians offering various forms of varicose and spider vein treatment, only few have the required credentials to properly diagnose and effectively treat your venous insufficiency. As varicose vein treatment has now become one of the newest sub-specialties in medicine newer accreditations and certifications have been created in order to qualify as a trained vein specialist.
Why Varicose Vein Stripping Doesn’t Work. And May Make things Worse.
While the treatment of varicose veins has changed dramatically over the past decade, many people, particularly younger generations still remember the horror stories of their parents getting treated via vein stripping when they were younger. In fact, the notion of having vein stripping has often been a major factor preventing many people from seeking proper relief.
Common Varicose Vein Myths. Can Crossing Your Legs Lead to Varicose Veins?
While you may have heard a few reasons, whether medically or in religious idioms, why you should not cross your legs, the fact remains that most of these are simply myths. One in particular is the common myth that crossing your legs will cause varicose veins. The truth is, that this is simply not true. Crossing you legs will not lead to varicose veins no matter how frequently or often you do so.
While the circumstances are rare, there is a possibility that your varicose vein disease will progress to the point where the veins will actually bleed. Generally speaking, varicose veins are veins that no longer function properly and have resulting high blood pressure inside the veins.