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Is it necessary to treat varicose veins when there is no associated pain?

November 28, 2018

Varicose veins can be a condition that robs people of their self-esteem and can cause quite a lot of pain. There are a wide variety...

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Is it necessary to treat varicose veins when there is no associated pain?

November 28, 2018

Varicose veins can be a condition that robs people of...

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Is it necessary to treat varicose veins when there is no associated pain?

Varicose veins can be a condition that robs people of their self-esteem and can cause quite a lot of pain. There are a wide variety of different treatments out there but many can be quite unpleasant and can require some recovery time. For example, a common treatment option is that the problems are surgically pulled out which many cannot wrap their heads around as it all just seems too uncomfortable and it will also require some rest afterwards. For many this simply isn’t an option as they have to work or take care of their children. Because of this, many people find themselves wondering if they are able to simply leave their varicose veins, especially when there is no associated pain. While for some, their symptoms may subside on their own, for many the condition can simply get worse when it is left untreated. Because of this, almost all medical professionals will recommend that varicose veins are treated in one way or another so that pain doesn’t end up developing or so that (in rare cases) a blood clot doesn’t develop. Thankfully, there are some other treatment options that aren’t invasive and that don’t require any recovery time. This article will explore these options further.

Treatment doesn’t have to be invasive

For those who wish to treat their varicose veins but who do not want to have to go through invasive treatment options, they are able to choose something else entirely. One of the most basic things that someone can do for themselves is to make some long-lasting lifestyle changes. It can seem overly simplistic to implement these kinds of things, but they are well known to help the severity of varicose veins and it can ensure that they don’t turn into something more serious. For some people, all they have to do is make sure that they are drinking 8 glasses of water a day. For others, they need to also implement a 15-minute walk and some stretches. Almost everyone in this day and age aren’t getting enough fibre, so including lots of fruits and vegetables into a diet can also be a great idea. Mixing all of these lifestyle changes together can often be enough to clear up symptoms and to avoiding uncomfortable surgeries all together. But for some, however, varicose veins are genetic and while lifestyle changes can help, they may not get rid of symptoms altogether.

Other non-invasive treatments

Another great (and cheap) way to clear up this condition is by simply wearing compression socks. This is especially important for those who suffer from swelling to wear on an aeroplane. Mixing the pressure caused by the compression socks along with implementing healthy habits can commonly be the magical mixture which will alleviate symptoms. When this still doesn’t work, there are still plenty of other options to try. This is commonly achieved with a laser technique which can also sometimes be claimed on Medicare in Australia (it is always important to check this with a clinic before making an appointment). Laser techniques can be used on the outside of the skin and penetrate the inside without actually have to make any insertions or having anything removed. For so many people, this is crucial as they don’t like the idea of getting cut up and being pushed and pulled around. Thankfully, as it can be seen, there are plenty of other options out there for helping the symptoms of varicose veins. These options are important to pursue even if there is no associated pain involved.