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.
If you think you have varicose veins, do not ignore them. Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic problem and can be detrimental for your health when left untreated. Varicose veins can lead to pain, swelling, skin damage, and in some cases, deep vein thrombosis. A lot of people think that there’s no point to getting them treated, as they’ll just come back. This isn’t completely true either. When you treat your varicose veins, you’re getting long-lasting treatment that helps prevent reappearance. You might have new cases of varicose veins if you don’t make lifestyle changes, but you should still get your varicose veins treated.
Do not try to treat your varicose veins with compression stockings only. Compression stockings are great way to help improve your circulation and reduce the chances of developing new varicose veins, but they are not going to treat your current ones. Compression stockings only work while you’re wearing them, and you will still need to address the underlying problem.
Finally, don’t avoid treatment because you think that your insurance company won’t provide coverage. Since they’re much more than a cosmetic concern, many insurance companies do cover the treatment of varicose veins. When left untreated, they can lead to costly complications that many insurance providers would rather avoid. Always double check with your insurance provider to be sure, but don’t write off treatment simply because you assume it’s not covered.
If you think you might have varicose veins, don’t hesitate to see a board-certified specialist like the ones at Illinois Vein Specialist. We use a non-invasive laser procedure to treat varicose veins pain-free. After our treatment, your varicose veins will naturally be reabsorbed into your body and the blood will be re-directed into a healthy, strong vein