Get Those Legs Out
Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that you can
see just under the surface of the skin. They most often occur
include rushed meals, poor diet, disrupted sleep, intense work schedules and standing for hours at a time. All of which take its toll on our body. One of the most visible results of stress and long hours on your feet are unsightly, and often painful varicose veins – red, blue, sometimes thick ropey and bulging veins in your legs.
Veins carry your blood from the body back to the heart. They have valves that act as one-way security gates meant to prevent the blood from flowing in the wrong direction. When the vein wall degenerates the valves also weaken, the blood leaks back into the vein lower down and collects there. The bad vein then gets bigger and becomes tortuous or varicose.
Age, pregnancy, obesity and inactivity can all contribute to the formation of varicose veins, but mostly it is an inherited
in the legs and can cause pain, blood clots, skin ulcers and
various other problems. But they are easier and quicker to
repair than you might think!
condition. Varicose veins are not only unsightly but they can be extremely painful. Other symptoms are restless legs at night, increased incidence of muscle cramps and deep vein thrombosis. In some, varicose eczema and varicose ulcers can form.
Good for your health as well as your leg confidence, non-surgical treatments provide a simple, fast and safe solution. Depending on the client one of three treatments can be utilised: Sclerotherapy, Endovenous Laser Ablation and VenaSeal (vein glue). While the names might sound daunting, each one is undertaken in around an hour and is a walk-in-walk-out procedure. Compared to surgery these techniques are now thought to be safer, give better cosmetic results, better long-term results, and are cheaper. Surgery should be obsolete for varicose veins.