Can You Prevent Varicose Veins in Las Vegas?

Varicose veins affect about half of the adult population of the United States. They are caused by pressure in the veins that, over time, weakens and damages the vessel valves and walls. For most people, varicose veins may seem merely as unsightly cosmetic nuisances, but they can also make walking and standing extremely painful. In extreme cases, they can even cause skin ulcers on the legs. While there is no absolute way to prevent the formation of varicose veins, there are a few things you can do to decrease your chances of getting them.

Be aware of risk factors.

Some people are more prone to developing varicose veins than others. It’s important to know the risk factors for developing varicose veins.

  • Your ageAging causes your veins to lose some of their elasticity. The valves inside your veins stop functioning as efficiently. This can cause varicose veins to develop.
  • Your genderWomen are slightly more likely to develop varicose veins. This may be because of the hormonal changes female bodies usually experience, such as menopause and pregnancy. However, men are also at risk.
  • GeneticsIf a member of your immediate family has varicose veins, you may be at greater risk for developing them as well. If you were born with weaker vein valves, you are at higher risk.
  • Lack of movementIf you stand or sit still for long stretches of time, you may be at greater risk for developing varicose veins. Staying in one position for too long puts extra pressure on your veins to pump blood back to your heart.
  • Leg traumaIf you have had previous trauma or injuries, such as blood clots (or DVT), you are at higher risk for developing varicose veins. Total knee replacement surgery can also put you at risk post-surgery.

Exercise regularly

Walking and jogging improve circulation in the legs, and proper circulation helps ward off the development and worsening of varicose veins. Exercise also reduces overall high blood pressure and strengthens your entire circulatory system. Running can also be helpful in preventing the appearance of varicose veins. It improves circulation in your legs.

Avoid sitting or standing for extended times

Standing in one place for a long time increases venous pressure in the legs and feet. This will worsen existing varicose veins and could contribute to the development of new ones. Since prolonged standing is almost unavoidable in some jobs, reduce the harm by shifting your position as frequently as possible. Try to walk around at least every 30 minutes. You should also avoid sitting for long stretches of time without taking a break. Get up every half-hour or so to stretch or walk around. Good posture improves circulation, while crossed legs may restrict blood flow to and from the legs. Try sitting up straight and not crossing your legs too much.

Use compression stockings

If you’re developing varicose veins, try regularly using compression stockings. These can be purchased at medical supply stores or pharmacies and come in a variety of different compressions. Consult with your doctor before buying or wearing compression stockings.

As we discussed before, if you have the risk factors, it is very difficult to completely prevent varicose veins. Vein treatment is the only option that will completely rid you of the diseased veins. If you have varicose veins and experience the following symptoms, you should not wait to seek treatment.

Common leg symptoms of varicose veins:

  • Aches and pains
  • Throbbing, cramping, or restless legs
  • Heavy feeling or swelling
  • Itchy, irritated, or darkened skin

Vein Treatment in Las Vegas

At Alpha Vein Clinic, we can take care of all of your varicose vein needs. Our trusted physician, Dr Sassan Kaveh, has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating varicose veins. We offer the latest in minimally invasive treatments including Radiofrequency Ablation and ClariVein. Both procedures are done right in our conveniently located clinic with very little downtime. Vein disease is progressive (gets worse with time) therefore most medical insurance plans cover all or part of the cost. Call Alpha Vein Clinic today at (702) 430-7661 to set up an appointment. Varicose veins don’t go away on their own, if you are suffering, come see us soon to prevent further progression!

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