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Put the Spring Back in Your Step

Put the Spring Back in Your Step

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Ryan Rivard


Happy to see the cold temperatures and snowy days fade away? As we welcome the sight of brightly-colored flowers springing up from the ground, we replace our winter coats, hats, and gloves with windbreakers, cardigans, and jean jackets. Soon to follow will be our colorful dresses, skirts, and shorts. And then, many of us will be struck with the realization that things that we used to look forward to have become a cause for concern.

It’s likely a family trait that can be exacerbated by a career that involves long hours of sitting or standing. Several pregnancies, especially with multiples, and other hormonal fluctuations are also contributing factors. Let’s not forget about the ever-menacing effects of obesity. The embarrassing physical appearance actually falls second to the burning, throbbing cramps, swelling, aches and pains, numbness, irritation, and itching. What are we talking about? Varicose veins.

When you think about wearing spring and summer clothes, are you concerned about revealing your legs? You may believe that the blue or purple lines that meander like a river, and bulge from the surface of your skin, are a natural, unavoidable consequence of reaching the age of maturity. Or, have you become used to seeing them on other members of your family, and have been told that it’s something you have to live with? The truth is that varicose veins are a sign of vein disease that can aggravate and complicate other medical conditions such as wound healing (especially in the lower extremities), congestive heart failure, and neuropathy.

The good news is that due to the advances in medicine and technology, the prognosis that was given to your grandparents and parents does not apply to you. With the assistance of ultrasound and laser technology, the veins that are popping up on the surface of your skin can be sealed off and absorbed into the body – gone forever. To be fair, other veins may appear in the same way, but they too can be treated and eliminated. And, in most cases, this treatment is covered by health insurance.

For varicose veins, underlying vein disease, and many other health issues, it is recommended that you maintain a healthy weight, eat balanced meals, exercise regularly, and always stay well hydrated. Protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen. Do not stay in the same position – sitting or standing – for several hours without stretching or exercising. And, wear compression stockings to help support proper circulation in your legs.

Redo your wardrobe and put a spring back in your step. Make an appointment today with a vein specialist to get relief from your symptoms and say goodbye to varicose veins. Serving Chicago and the neighboring areas, the physicians of Illinois Vein Specialists are board-certified in venous and lymphatic medicine. They have helped more than 10,000 patients, over the past decade by identifying, treating, and eliminating the effects of vein disease. Get off to a good start this spring, schedule a consultation with Illinois Vein Specialists today.



At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us.  That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today.  We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, 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 Doctor.



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