How to prevent varicose veins?
Varicose veins are the collection of bulgy veins that appear near the surface of the skin. The appearance of varicose veins is usually benign, and there many different reasons that can result in their appearance.
A visit to a vein clinic is advised if the appearance of the veins is accompanied by pain or discomfort. Varicose veins may result in an unsightly appearance. A vein centre can collapse the veins to make the appearance less visible.
Varicose veins may form as a result of diet, genetics, or environmental factors. Veins that are subjected to high amounts of force are weakened over time. The overstretched vein loses elasticity and moves closer to the surface of the skin.
Certain complications that may arise as a result of varicose veins include a decrease in blood pressure and an increased risk in stroke. The veins still function properly, but the quality of circulation slightly decreases in the affected area.
What are the exact causes of varicose veins?
Obesity can increase the risk of varicose veins. The hamstrings and ankles are at the highest risk for varicose veins because they are subjected to the most stress.
Too much weight can force the veins to stretch past their limit and become weaker. The appearance of varicose veins may diminish with weight loss. However, the appearance of varicose veins is usually permanent and must be removed through surgical intervention. It is best to avoid foods that are high in salt, saturated fat, and sugar. Foods that spike insulin levels can also contribute to excessive weight gain.
A healthy diet can offset the effects of obesity. Fruits, vegetables, and whole-grains provide the necessary nutrients that the body needs to function optimally. A healthy diet includes a wide range of vitamins and antioxidants that can regulate insulin levels for improved energy levels.
A sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk of varicose veins. The muscles become shorter when they are not regularly used. Therefore, blood circulation throughout the body decreases, and the veins weaken. Too much seating can also increase the risk of heart complications and related symptoms.
It is best to live an active lifestyle. Exercises do not need to be too intense. An hour per day of moderate movement like walking is enough to greatly reduce the appearance of varicose veins.
Varicose veins usually appear later in life. The body naturally slows down with age, and the veins lose elasticity. Some surveys report that approximately 80 per cent of individuals over the age of 70 have some form of varicose veins.
Varicose veins as a result of age are generally harmless and not a cause for concern. The veins also become more visible, because the skin becomes thinner with age. The dermis underneath the skin becomes thinner as well, and the veins become more prominent. Certain activities that involve a lot of sitting may lead to the appearance of varicose veins. In fact, varicose veins are sometimes referred to as biker veins because bikers are known to
have varicose veins.
Although bikers are healthy, the excessive force that is exerted during cycling can weaken the veins at a faster rate. It is advised to stand up after a long period of sitting.
Varicose veins usually appear in women that are pregnant. The veins usually appear sometime during the second trimester. The body produces more estrogen to increase the flexibility of the muscles and skin. The force that is exerted during pregnancy causes the skin to stretch beyond its normal limits.
What to know about a vein clinic?
A vein clinic specializes in a wide variety of vein conditions through advanced procedures. Surgeons typically use an ultrasound to diagnose the patent. Treatments are minimally invasive and recovery times are short.
Metro vein centre is a highly-reviewed centre and has locations in Michigan, Texan, New Jersey, and New York.
Dr Mohammed Islam is a vein surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Patients can expect to be greeted by a highly trained team of specialists to make the process much easier. Metro vein centre is home to surgeons from around the world. The call centre is open 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.