Summer is just around the corner, and it is the best time to show off your legs. Of course, you would not want the spidery and blue-green bulging veins on your calves to mess with your season. Even though varicose veins may run in the family, it does not mean they should stay on your legs forever. If you are struggling with varicose veins in Bakersfield, the team of experts at Heart Vascular and Leg Center can help. The following tips are essential in the treatment of varicose veins.

Do not sit for long hours

Most people notice veins on their legs in their 20s. Although genes play a bigger role, sitting for many hours can prevent blood circulation in your legs. Hence, it can lead to swollen veins on the legs.

The best solution is to take short walks from your desk after every one or two hours. When lying on the couch, prop your legs upwards to prevent blood pooling in your legs. Also, massaging the legs helps stimulate the veins and boost blood flow.

Wear compression stockings

Your 30s can come with lots of surprises for many people. The swollen veins are now making a debut, and like damaged faucet valves, they can prompt a clog or blockage of blood.

The situation can get worse when pregnancy hormones run havoc, leading to dilation and pooling of blood. You can contact your specialist, who recommends compression stockings to wear for a few days or weeks. The stockings squeeze up on the veins and stimulate blood circulation.

Massage your legs

When you reach your 40s, your skin loses its elasticity, appears thick, and the veins may not be so visible. This is good news, but do not ditch the proper care just yet. Stick to the routine of walking, exercising, and massaging your legs.

Ablation therapy

The skin is a lot thinner when you are in your 50s, and an inactive lifestyle can hamper blood circulation. If varicose veins are common in the family, the chances are that you are a suitable candidate. Unfortunately, this stage is sensitive, and the veins are likely to rupture when they become dilated.

You can seek an appointment with your doctor, who recommends several treatment options such as ablation therapy. If you fear surgery or several weeks of hospitalization, worry not. The technique is minimally invasive and aims at collapsing the varicose vein.

Vinod Kumar MD, FACC, starts by making small incisions on the treatment area, and through X-ray guidance, the vein is located and burnt or cauterized.

This method's advantage is that it is safe, does not leave scars, and is a walk-in procedure. After the procedure, your doctor prescribes compression stockings, and you can be back to your daily routine within two days.

The side effects are manageable, and you may experience little pain on the incisions, nerve damage, blood clots, bleeding, and swelling. If the complications are severe, you may explain to your doctor during a follow-up visit to assess your recovery progress.

Are you considering treatment for your varicose veins? Contact the experts at Heart Vascular and Leg Center to discuss the treatment options available.

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