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Top Tips: Is Varicose Veins Ruining Your Dress and Skirt Days?

We must admit it; we love our dress up days and summer shorts. But there are just those factors that ruin everything. Just when everything is perfect in life, you lose the weight you gained, you attained a glowing skin and you have finally a good hair day, spider veins become noticeable and your summer plans has been dampened.

So what to do? Of course remedy them. But hey, they aren’t that easy to shoo away. They aren’t pimples and they aren’t your hair. So better be prepared and keep calm. So first check our little fact sheet below.


Introduction to Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

Varicose veins and spider veins happens because pools of blood fails to circulate in the blood properly. Right then the veins bulges. These conditions commonly appears in the legs and the thighs but can possibly be developing everywhere in the body.

The large veins are called the varicose veins while the smaller ones are called the spider veins. The latter is medically known as the telangiectasias.

Who Is Affected by the Varicose and Spider Veins

The two conditions can be present in men and women. But then due to the child bearing condition of women, they tend to develop it while pregnant. The conditions are also experienced by older people. It is most common if you have a family history of it already. Other reasons why conditions affect you are:

  • Standing for a long time
  • You gain weight
  • You bear a child/ pregnant
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Inflammation of veins
  • Clotting of blood
  • Hereditary or inborn vein abnormalities

Why Women Hates Varicose and Spider Veins

It is as obvious as the sun but then let’s discuss it away. These veins that bulge tend to be unsightly and dampens your fashion sense. If ever affected by it, a woman’s choice is to wear a very thick stockings or wear pants all the time. Say goodbye to skirts, dresses and shorts.

Symptoms of these conditions can be fatigue, itching as well as aching, cramping plus the swelling of the legs or the part of the body that is affected. So it doesn’t affect you only aesthetically, but emotionally as well. See for example you get fatigued and cramping for the whole day, isn’t that emotionally draining as well?

Another reason why it’s as bad psychologically and emotionally is it dampens your self esteem and ruins yourself image. You may result to self pity in the end.

But hey, don’t despair. Varicose veins and spider veins may just be prevented. Here are the following tips for that.

Tips in preventing Vein Bulges in the Legs

  1. Do not sit or stand for a long time. Move around and take a break from time to time.
  2. Make sure you keep your blood circulating. Avoid actions or positions that may cause poor blood flow. Elevating legs as well as crossing and re-crossing at the course of your work will help.
  3. Alternate low and high hells. If you can’t let go of high heels, then at least try to alternate it from time to time with flats or low heeled shoes.
  4. Use sunscreen and use compression hose if you are up for it. The sunscreen will prevent veins from appearing. Compression hose will prevent it too.
  5. Eat healthy, live healthy. Eat a proper diet and exercise more. Keep it a routine.

But what if you haven’t done anything to prevent it? A leg vein treatment might just be your answer to that.

Leg Vein Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

As I have said the compressions stocking will work, but it can also be a supplement or the leg vein treatment. These treatments may include sclerotherapy, surface laser treatments, endovenous techniques, and surgery.

The sclerotherapy is the procedure wherein a chemical or medication is injection in the affected vein. After a few weeks these veins may fade. To achieve best results, it should be done every 4 to six weeks.

IPL on the other hand may also help as well. But this can be limited to some people only because it chooses skin types as well as colors.

Endovenous procedure makes use of the radiofrequency and laser treatment. This requires local anesthesia and closes the affected vein off.

Surgery on the other hand makes use of several techniques in the process. Pin stripping, phlebectomy, and ligation to mention.

So with these treatments it isn’t far that you can wear your dresses and skirts again without worrying about unsightly vein bulges. So have you had any experience with this? Which remedy worked for you? Share it with us here!

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