Varicose veins are noticeably bulging, purplish veins which contain valves that have stopped working, causing blood to pool in the veins. Varicose veins are often thought of as a cosmetic concern, but they are a symptom of vein disease, which can cause pain, discomfort, and some very serious complications if left untreated.
Most people are aware that these unsightly veins should be professionally treated by a doctor specializing in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, but is there a natural solution?
A quick google search will provide many suggestions like taking herbal supplements and taking steps that are generally considered healthy, like eating right, losing weight, getting enough sleep, and drinking plenty of water. But because varicose veins are most often hereditary, these options are not as effective as they’re made out to be. Wearing support stockings will have the most beneficial effect and provide significant relief.
While some of these precautions can be taken to ease pain and discomfort, it is unlikely for varicose veins to disappear on their own. In rare cases, women who have developed varicose veins during pregnancy will notice that they disappear several months after giving birth.
That said, they will most likely return and become more severe with subsequent pregnancies, so treatment by a board certified physician may be a better decision than waiting to see if they disappear naturally.
Thankfully, modern vein treatments are non-invasive and generally pose little risk for complications during recovery. It is important to consult a board certified vein expert who can explain the root causes of your vein disease and address your symptoms with the appropriate treatment option.
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Seeking Relief from a Board Certified Vein Specialist
At Illinois Vein Specialists, we care just as much about the medicine and the specialized practice of Phlebology (the treatment of vein and lymphatic disease) as we do our patients. We focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois.
We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins — find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic physician.