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.
Millions of people suffer from varicose veins, but they can manifest and present themselves differently from person to person. While some people may find discomfort with varicose veins, others only deal with aesthetic irregularities. In both regards, varicose veins pose a dangerous threat to your health. What many people don’t realize is that varicose veins are caused from a medical condition called venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is when your vein is damaged or weakened and the valves aren’t working properly, which can cause a myriad of health problems and lead to deep vein thrombosis. Most people who have serious varicose veins will also experience some sort of accompanying leg pain, swelling, aching, a feeling of heaviness or throbbing in the legs, itching, redness, overall fatigue, or worse. However, it’s important to understand that there are a lot of expectations when it comes to varicose veins—many of which aren’t true.
Varicose veins are a sign of an important vascular insufficiency and compromise. Like arterial hypertension and dental cavities, the insidious nature of chronic venous hypertension is progressively destructive and should be treated before pain and other more serious symptoms occur.
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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?