There’s a lot of conflicting information that circulates the Internet. Knowing what is true and what’s not is important, especially when it comes to your health, but how can you trust the information out there? One of the best things to do is make sure you’re reading a reputable source of information from a credible company or business. If they post information within their specialty, that’s even better. At Illinois Vein Specialists, we want to make sure that you have the information you need to stay healthy and live a lifestyle free of any varicose vein pain or complications. In this article, we’ll go over a few things on what NOT to do in the varicose vein industry or if you think you have varicose veins.
What is venous insufficiency or varicose veins? Venous insufficiency is a medical condition in which the veins of the body (usually of the legs) cannot pump blood back to the heart. This causes blood to accumulate in the blood vessels and eventually enlarge (varicose veins) or dilate.
Having seen varicose veins in your family members might make you feel as if it is normal. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. In actuality, the majority of varicose vein cases are hereditary, and leaving them untreated could lead to serious consequences, even death. And, it effects both men and women.
There are many different sources that discuss the benefits of natural treatments for many ailments. Herbs to reduce inflammation, topical creams to stop rashes or burns, even things like fungus (mushrooms) or ginger to aid in immunity deficiencies or help promote digestion, etc. All of these before mentioned natural remedies are often beneficial - and frequently work very well, but there are times when medical treatment is necessary. Over my course of 25 + years spent running an emergency room, I have seen it all - I have seen first hand what medicine can do to save someones life when the seconds count. However, what many may not know is that for the last decade I have spent a considerable amount of time investing in the development of organic farmland - not just the land but the families that farm the land. Personally, I have also seen the significance real food can play in aiding ones overall health.