MYTHS ABOUT VARICOSE VEINS
Myth 1: Crossing your legs causes varicose veins:
Crossing legs does not cause varicose veins. Neither does wearing tight shoes or tight pants – although these things can exacerbate varicose veins if you already have them.
While increased pressure can cause blood to pool inside a vein and make the vein bulge, it’s not external pressure that does it. It’s more likely due to defective valves in your veins or weakened vein walls.
Myth 2: Varicose Veins Are an Inevitable Sign of Aging:
Aging definitely worsens varicose veins, though not everyone gets them. It is a degenerative process that gets worse and is more likely to happen as we age. However young people can get varicose veins. While the average age of patients treated for varicose veins is around 52 years of age, Varicose veins have been treated on many just beginning in there teen years. If you do have varicose veins, it may run in your family. The cause of varicose veins is mostly genetic.
Myth #3: Treatment for varicose veins is very costly and painful:
Here at the Alpha Vein Clinic, we have been helping patients who suffer from varicose veins and other vein conditions. And we are here to tell you that the treatment of varicose veins is neither overly expensive, nor painful.
First of all, many of our varicose vein treatments are covered by insurance, due to the fact that they are not purely cosmetic. The treatments themselves are not painful, and the Alpha Vein Clinic will take you through every step of the way. Recovery is typically quick and patients are able to recover in no time.
Myth #4: There is no point in treating my varicose veins, because they will just come back:
While this statement may be true in some cases, the recurrence rate is too low. The two advanced ways in terms of ridding of varicose veins comes in the form of the endovenous thermal ablation treatment and Clarivein occlusion. These therapies work beyond the symptoms of varicose veins, and gets into fixing the problems that caused the veins in the first place. This is a pretty easy, outpatient procedure, patients can have recovery in just a few hours in most cases and that recovery lasts. With RFA or Clarivein treatment, the majority of our patients do not need to return for treatment again in most cases we are seeing here at the Alpha Vein Clinic Las Vegas.
Myth #5: Exercise will make varicose veins worse:
Exercise is not only good for you and your health it is also good for your vein health. Most exercises causes your calf muscles to pump more blood to your heart, which helps immensely with your circulation.
If you have undergone treatment for your varicose veins, it is a great idea to throw on some compression socks before heading out for a run or to the gym. That will help keep the blood from pooling in your legs.
If you have been wondering if you may have varicose veins, or think you may be at risk for them, rather than doing your own research and worrying everyday call us today at the Alpha Vein Clinic at (702) 430 7661. Don’t hesitate to ask about your options! No matter what your age, diseased veins can be treated and closed—it’s never too late.
Alpha Vein Clinic
3150 N. Tenaya Way Ste. 400
Las Vegas, NV, 89128
(702) 430 7661
Dr. Sassan Kaveh