With varicose vein treatment becoming more popular doctors are now offering more preventative measures to help alleviate the pain and swelling associated with vein disease - particularly for after treatment. One of the most commonly preferred and effective preventative measures for reducing the swelling of varicose veins is graduated compression stockings or compression hose.
Compression hose are great because they help increase the pressure to your legs with increased pressure for specific areas - your calves, ankles, and thighs - to aid your normal blood flow. This is particularly helpful after treatment as there is often minor swelling associated with even the best and most effective treatments. By wearing compression stockings your body will decrease the down time for recovery and reduce bruising.
Compression stockings can be worn daily under your regular work clothes, on long flights to reduce the increased cabin pressure which aggravates your vein disease, and during physical activity (note: regular athletic tights are not the same thing).
In addition to compression socks, regular exercise like walking and bike riding also help to reduce the swelling and increase overall circulation. Maintaining a health weight also helps to reduce the increased pressure on your legs which can often lead to swelling and eventually increase your chances for developing varicose veins.
In the end, if you have varicose veins, the best solution is to seek proper treatment from a trained varicose vein specialist. Vein disease is real disease and will not get better unless it is treated at its source.
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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, 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 (formerly known as Phlebologist).
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