Varicos Veins

Its always been kind of the joke in my family, where did you get those legs from? Except I’m not laughing. I could of gotten my mothers beautiful eyes, pretty hair or my dads dimples. Oh no, I don’t look like either one, but there is one distinct feature that we all have in common, Varicose Veins.

Varicose Veins are enlarged or swollen veins that are close to the surface of the skin. Generally they are located on the ankles or legs of people. For the most part they are not painful, but after standing for long periods of time they can become sore. Both men and woman can get varicose veins, although they are more common in woman especially in their child bearing ages. Common causes of these veins are family history, weight gain, standing for long periods of time, a sedentary lifestyle, and pregnancy. It is not completely understood what the cause of varicose veins are. One thing they do know is poor blood flow through the veins is the main cause.

If you are like me then you are looking for a way to get rid of these veins. Luckily we have options. Some simple ways are to wear compression stockings, or sitting and laying with your legs elevated. There are more intense way to deal with these veins. One way is, sclerotherapy which is when they inject a liquid into the vein, laser therapy, and surgery. You can ask your doctor what method would be best for you. More info: varicose veins treatment Chicago

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